Phillip Osif
1977 - Track/Cross Country - Pima

DATE OF DEATH: September 1, 1956
  • BIRTH PLACE: Pima Indian Reservation, Sacaton, Arizona
  • TRIBE: Pima
  • EDUCATION: Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas
  • SPORTS DATA: Track and Cross Country

  • Captain, 1927 Haskell Cross Country Team
  • Captain, 1927 Haskell Track Team
  • Member of 1927 Haskell 2-mile relay Team Ė undefeated in Texas Relays, Kansas Relays, knights of Columbus Games, Penn Relay Games, and Rice Relays
  • National AAU Junior and Senior 6-mile champion
  • 1500-meter Illinois Relay Champion
  • 3000-meter Kansas University Relay Champion
  • 1927 Missouri Valley AAU 2-mile record holder
QUOTE: 1927 Haskell Annual
  • "Haskellís indoor track season came to a successful close when Coach Dick Hanley entered his star, Captain Osif, in a two-mile special event against a relay of Kansas and Missouri freshmen at the annual Kansas University-Missouri dual meet held at Convention Hall. A Kansas and a Missouri freshman took Osif through the first mile and turned over a twenty-yard lead to a lone Kansas University freshman who increased the lead given to him to fifty yards in the first half of the last mile. From this mark Osif began to cut down his opponentís lead on the last lap caught his rival and raced his rivalís heart out in the last seventy yards, winning with ten yards to spare and breaking The Missouri Valley record, setting a new mark of 9 minutes 28 3/10 ths seconds."