Carrington-Mufti 1967

Preston-Syed Carrington-Mufti 1967 Known in high school as Preston Carrington, Preston was a fantastic basketball player as well as track athlete. As a basketball player, he was All-State his Senior year. He was also a State High Jump Champion that year with a leap of 6’8 ¾”. Though recruited by several schools to play basketball, Preston chose to start his college career at Butler County Community College where he became a two-time Track and Field All-American. Afterwards, he transferred to Wichita State where he played both basketball as a two-year starter and track and field in which he earned All-American status. As a track and field athlete, he triple-jumped 48’ ¾”, ran the 100-yard dash in 9.5, ran the 120-yard hurdles in 14.0, placed 3rd in the 1970 NCAA Championships Long Jump, followed by a 6th place finish in 1971. He qualified for the 1972 Olympic Trials in the Long Jump and placed 3rd with a jump of 26’3 ½”. At the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany, Preston placed 5th in the Long Jump with a jump of 26’11 ¾”. Preston is now a member of the Wichita State University Sports Hall of Fame and the Topeka/ Shawnee County Sports Hall of Fame.