Bill Hancock
    Bill Hancock

    Sport/Years/Inducted:
    Track/1972-75/2005


    Bill Hancock (Men's Track, 1972-75) was a star decathlete for the Salukis in the 1970s. He made world history by becoming the first decathlete to clear 7'0'' in the high jump. He earned All-American status in 1975 by finishing fifth at nationals in the indoor high jump with a mark of 6'11''. A testament to his enduring legacy, many of Hancock's marks from 30 years ago still rank among the best in school history. He ranks in the top 10 indoor high jump (7'1'' in 1975), in the outdoor high jump (7'2'' in 1975) and eighth in the outdoor 110m high hurdles (14.34 in 1975). Hancock currently lives in Canton, Ill.