Cynthia S. Bates
Hall of Fame induction: 2006
Cynthia competed for Caesar Rodney High School and was one of the first four-time State Champion event winners, winning the 200m from 1977 to 1980.
She was instrumental in Caesar Rodney winning 4 straight team Championships from 1977-1980. Cynthia set a State Record in the 200m (24.2) in 1978, which stood for 20 years and is 5th on the All Time List with a converted time of 24.40.
She also anchored Caesar Rodney relay teams six-times (4 x 100m & 4 x 200m) in state meets to victory. Her 4 x 100m relay team set a State Record of 48.5 in 1978. That record held for 20 years, and is listed 6th on the All Time List with a converted time of 48.74.
Cynthia went on to continue her running career at Auburn University from 1980-1982. She graduated from Delaware State University in 1984.