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Raymond Sutton, Jr.

Class of 1950

Raymond was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1995. His citation is below: 

The varsity track and field teams of 1948 through 1951 were considered to be among the best to ever represent Washington College. During that time, the teams were twice crowned champions of the Mason-Dixon Athletic Conference and on two other occasions finished second and third.

Raymond F. Sutton, Jr. was a very important member of the teams that represented the college in 1947 through 1950. He was a standout performer in the 220 yard dash, the 220 yard low hurdles, and the 440 yard dash, and also scored frequently in the javelin throw. The Baltimore Sun nicknamed him the Sho’men’s “Iron Man” for his multiple participation and scoring in each of these events. He was also a member of the championship Mason-Dixon Conference Mile Relay team that broke the existing school record when they won this event at the Penn Relays.

Ray did not confine his college participation to just varsity track. He was an outstanding running back on the football team for three years and was instrumental in helping to restore varsity wrestling to the athletic program in 1947.

He was also active in other areas of college life, being a three-year member of the Varsity Club and a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity, serving as that organization’s president in 1948-49. He was elected to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities in 1950 and received the Porter-Clark Character Medal at graduation.

His professional experiences include being Southeastern Regional Manager of the Cutter Laboratories and later serving as President of Ray Sutton Realtors, Inc.

Washington College considers it a privilege and pleasure to induct Raymond F. Sutton into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this 30th day of September, 1995.