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Charles Lindbergh "Lindy" Feeney - Inducted 1990

1947 Pierre HS grad. Indiana. When Charles “Lindy” was five years old, his father wrote a note saying Lindy would be a champion runner one day. Lindy held the South Dakota state record for the 100 yd. dash and became a Big Ten champion at Indiana University. Feeney never lost to a South Dakotan in the 100 and 220 during the 1945, '46 and '47 track seasons. He led the Governors to state track titles in 1945 and '47. In the 1946 Pierre Relays, he won the 100 in 9.8 seconds. In the Howard Wood-Dakota Relays, he defeated Bill Pew of Le Mars, Iowa, in a much anticipated 100, tying the meet record of 10 seconds on a wet track. Growing up on a ranch near Pierre, he laid the foundation for his track career by running to and from school until eighth grade, when his family moved into town. At Indiana, he helped the Hoosiers win one Big Ten title and one runner-up finish.

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