Garnet Edwards, McDowell County Native

The Council of the Southern Mountains takes this opportunity to introduce you to one of McDowell County native sons Garnet Edwards and West Virginia University Hall of Fame. Garnet was a four-year letterman for the Mountaineer Track Team from 1977-80. He was considered one of the fastest men in America during that time. Garnet became an all American with a second-place finish in the 60 meter indoor high hurdles 7:05 seconds at the 1979 NCAA Championships in Detroit, Michigan. He held seven school records upon his graduation. Garnet's time of 10:05 seconds in the 100 meter dash is still the second fastest in school history...selected to the West Virginia University Hall of Fame 2001.

Garnet Edwards a Preimer McDowell County native is a West Virginia University Hall of Famer, in Track and Football.

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