Rastus LeGore

An outstanding javelin thrower, beginning his career at Mercersburg Academy with a school record, Ralston “Rastus” Legore entered North Carolina University and remained undefeated all four years, 1930 through 1934. He set college and Penn Relay records before trying out for the 1936 U.S.A. Olympic Team. He made it to the finals, but missed the trip to Germany. Legore pitched baseball for Woodsboro and the Frederick Hustlers, throwing three no-hit games. Although he was offered a contract with the Philadelphia Athletics, Legore turned it down. He was an avid outdoorsman and a big, strong, gifted athlete.