In Brief : Club Erases Jenkins’ Record Runs
The name of disgraced track star David Jenkins, jailed for seven years in San Diego for drug smuggling, has been wiped from the record books of his former club, officials said today.
Bill Anderson, vice chairman of Gateshead Harriers, said that hours after the Olympic relay medalist was jailed, the club decided at its monthly meeting to disown him.
“We have agreed to expunge his name and achievements from all records held by the club,” Anderson said.
Jenkins, who won a silver medal in the 1,600-meter relay in the 1972 Olympics at Munich, West Germany, held the British record for the 400 meters until 1985.