Win Whipple (2001)
Winfield Whipple was born in Crowley, Louisiana September 10, 1915. As a 13-yearl old, he jumped 20 feet 9 inches; at the age of 14 he jumped 22 feet.
Win is considered as on of the finest high school athletes Arkansas ever produced. In his eleventh grade year at a district meet in Camden he won the 100 and 220 yard dashes, the broad jump and ran on two winning relays. He was high point man of the meet with 17 1/2 points. His high school broad jump record of 23 feet 3 1/4 inches set in 1932 stood for 51 years only to be broken in 1983.
The Arkansas Gazette sports section has a picture of Win jumping at 23' 10 inches in May 1933. Win set a record of 24 feet 6 5/8 inches May 25-26, 1934 in the Annual Track and Field Union held at LSU.
Had he not died when he did, he might have attended the Olympics in Germany in 1936. Winfield Whipple will be remembered as Win"Skinny" Whipple.