Bruce Hamlin (2012)
Southern State College (Southern Arkansas University)
Bruce was an outstanding track athlete and leader at SSC from 1968 through 1971. He was the AIC 100-yd Dash champion two consecutive years, 1970 and 1971. He also set the AIC 220 meet record in the prelims in 1971 with a time of 21.5. In the 1971 conference championship he was high point individual.
He ran on numerous AIC championship relay record teams including 1968 – 440 Relay 41.0, 1968 - Mile Relay 3:14.7 and 1969 – 880 Relay 1:24.9. Bruce also ran anchor on the following AIC record teams: 1970 – 440 Relay 41.0, 1970 Mile Relay 3:13.7 and 1971 – Mile Relay 3:11.5. He was on two AIC championship teams and a member of the Mile Relay that won the AIC championship all four years.
Bruce was four times All AIC and was NAIA All American once. Personal best times were: 100 – 9.5, 220 – 21.17 and 60 – 6.1 (third fastest time in the country as listed by Track and Field News, January 1971).
Currently – Mathematics Department Chair at Mills University Studies High School, teaching AP Calculus and serves as a reader for the College Board.