Bige Wray (2005)
Harrison High School and University of Arkansas.
During his career, Wray broke both the overall state high school record and the Arkansas Collegiate record in the 880 yard run.
Wray won the District, AA State Meet, and Meet of Champions 880 yard run all three years from 1962-64.
In 1962, he became the first Arkansas high school athlete to break 2:00 in a state meet, running 1:59.7.
Wray's best high school performance was winning the 1964 Meet of Champions with an overall state record of 1:54.1.
At the University of Arkansas, he won the Freshman Division in the Southwest Conference 880 in 1965 and was the Southwest Conference 880 Champion in 1967.
Wray was also Southwest Conference runner-up in the 880 in both 1966, setting the Arkansas Collegiate record of 1:49.3, and in 1968.
He was a member of the Razorbacks 1966 Southwest Conference cross country championship team. Wray ran undefeated through out his high school career, and his freshman year at the U of A.
He was a gold medal winner in the mile relay, running anchor in the Texas Relays in 1965.
He was a silver medalist in the two-mile relay at the Texas Relays in 1965 and anchored the sprint medley relays at the Drake Relays in 1965 that won gold. They came in 2nd in the mile that year.
In 1967, he anchored the 2-mile relay at the Kansas relays that placed 2nd.
Wray was inducted into the inaugural class of the Harrison Goblin Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.