Jimmy Upton MHS 1967

Thomas’ 13.7 in the 120 yard high hurdles broke the all-time Louisiana record of 13.8 set by Jimmy Upton of Minden High School in 1967.

Milburn, who finished two tenths of a second faster in 13.5, tied the national high school record set by Richmond Flowers of Alabama in 1965.

There have been many great track & field athletes from MHS. Much has already been said about Jimmy, but I was not aware until recently that he had set the all-time  high hurdles record.  He excelled at every track event in which he participated, even at LSU where he ran the limit of 5 events per meet.

Submitted by:  T.D. Carey