Eddie Hamm (1996)
Eddie Hamm began his record-setting career in Lonoke. As a high school athlete, he won the state broad jump competition for three consecutive years, setting a state record of 23'2" his sophomore year.
He went on to set a national record with a jump of 24'2 5/8".
He also won the 220 yard dash for 3 consecutive years, the 100 yard dash twice, and won the state high jump title his senior year.
While at Georgia Tech, he won the conference 100 and 220 yard dashes 3 times, and cleared 25' in the broad jump 8 times during his final season.
This Olympian set a world record for the broad jump of 25' 11 1/8" at the U.S. Olympic trials.
He won a gold medal for the broad jump at the 1928 Olympic Games with a jump of 25' 4 3/4".