Written by Shelly Poe
Garnett Edwards, one of the fastest men in America when he ran track for the Mountaineers from 1977-80, finished second in the 60-meter indoor hurdles at the 1979 NCAA championships.
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Edwards held seven school records when he graduated; he is still the WVU recordholder in the 55-meter hurdles (7.09), the 110 high hurdles (13.44), the 400 hurdles (51.77) and the indoor long jump (25'1.25"). His time of 10.25 in the 100-meter dash is second in WVU history only to Olympic gold medalist James Jett.
Edwards was also briefly a member of the Mountaineer football program.
A native of Havaco, W.Va., Edwards is currently the McDowell County deputy assessor and lives in Welch.