Inductees in Sports - Track and Field

 
  1. Alfred V Morro

    Alfred V Morro (1920-2005)

    Inducted in 2016

    Without exaggeration one can safely state that Al Morro, teacher, coach, and athletic director at Classical High School, gained more fame and recognition than any other faculty member at that nationally-renowned educational institution — and that fame is well-deserved. Born in New York in 1920, a son of Carmelo and Anna (Morgera) Morro, Al came to Providence where he attended Central High School and set the state high school record in the discus throw. His prowess in the field events and in football earned him a scholarship to Boston College where he starred on the 1942 Eagles team that was edged by Alabama in the 1943 Orange Bowl. While at Boston College he qualified in the discus for the 1940 U. Read more >
  2. Bernard Thomas

    Bernard Thomas "Slick" Pina (1930-2013)

    Inducted in 2014

    Bernard Thomas "Slick" Pina, 1930-2013, was the oldest and most accomplished of three brothers from South Providence who dominated the local sports scene in the 1950s. Slick's brother Tommy followed him as a two-time all-state halfback at LaSalle Academy. Joe, who did not attend high school or college, compiled a remarkable record as an amateur athlete in baseball, football, slow-pitch softball, and track, and is widely regarded as Rhode Island's fastest sprinter of all time.

    But as Diana Ross led the three Supremes, Bernie was the leader of that supreme athletic trio named the Pinas. Read more >

 

 

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