Sherlie Herford Rainey

Induction Year: 1992 Sport: Track and Field

While a student at East Technical High School (1953), she became the National AAU Champion in the Standing Broad Jump with an 8’ 11½” leap. Winning the championship 3 out of 4 times, in 1958 she set a new American record of 9’½”. She was voted the Outstanding Female Athlete in the 1957 K of C Track Meet and garnered AAU All-American Honors in 1955, 1957 and 1958. A graduate of Cleveland State University she served as Mayor of Woodmere Village from 1980 to 1989.