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John Woodworth

Class of 1925

John Woodworth was a natural athlete who was discovered as a sprinter as a member of the CHS freshman football team. A fleet running back with powerful legs and the gift of speed, John went on to play three years of varsity football with fellow Hall of Famer, Joe Mullaney.

But John's blazing speed would be his ticket to athletic glory. The young Freshman first caught the eye of track coach Delano when he outsprinted fellow Hall of Famer Joe Mullaney, then the fastest runner in the school, in a 100 yard dash. He would spend the next four winters and springs developing his talent with Coach Delano.

He went on to break Mullaney's school record in the 220 with a 23.7 second time, and added a record time of 10.2 seconds in the 100. His times stood up for many years, 30 years for the 220 record. As the official team timekeeper for over 25 years after graduating, John watched many attemts at his records from the closest vantage point

After graduating from CHS in 1925. John attended the Huntington School where he was the indoor champion at 300 yards. He moved on to Boston College and ran to the intercollegiate quarter mile championship. He also ran the anchor leg on a Championship mile relay team.

John's veins course with Concord blood. A longtime resident, his sprinter's legs continued to serve him well in his duties as a letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office. He spent the war years at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in Connecticut as an inspector. He has donated his knowledge and time to Concord track over the years and helped develop many young