Virgil Petty, ‘99
Virgil Petty is the only man in the long history of the MIAA to win the 100-meter dash all four years.
His best time in the event was 10.75 seconds in a preliminary heat during the 1997 MIAA Field Day. He went on to beat the field in the final with a time of 10.79. Virgil also won the MIAA title in the 200 meters in 1996.
Virgil added a pair of first team all-MIAA awards as a running back for the football team. He rushed for 1,551 yards and 25 touchdowns in three seasons against league rivals from 1996-98. The 21 touchdowns and 126 points he scored during the 1997 season still stand as school records. He also shares the school standard for most touchdowns scored in a game with five.
A speech communications major at Albion, Virgil has worked as a network engineer for the State of Michigan and Wayne State University.