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Frank Budd honored at meet named in his honor

ASBURY PARK, N.J. — On a hot and sunny day in southern New Jersey, youngsters, their parents, meet officials, track and field aficionados, high school and college coaches, as well as sports journalist Elliott Denman (Asbury Park Press Record) and John Morton joined to honor a local Asbury Park High School track and field legend, Frank Budd. Back in the late 1950s and early 1960s, he was the “Fastest Man in the World,” winning countless national AAU sprint events and setting a then-record 9.2 in the 100-meter in 1961. Local high school coach Ronald Lashley was on him like glue. So were all the others.