Hall of Fame induction: 1994
Chris went to the Fosbury Flop before it even had a name and eventually soared to Olympic heights with it. His 7′ 3″ jump at the 1972 Olympic Trials earned him a berth on the U.S. team at Munich, where he cleared 6′ 11½”.
He won the NCAA Indoor Championships, Penn Relays, Martin Luther King Games, and the IC4A Championships that year by clearing 7′ 2″ or better. Chris was an outstanding jumper at Newark High School where he was State Division I Champion in 1968 & 1969, and won the State Open Decathlon Championship after the close of the scholastic season in 1970. Later at Colgate he was twice the NCAA Indoor High Jump Champion.
Dunn was named Delaware’s Athlete of the Year in 1972 and was inducted into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame in 1989. Chris continued to compete until 1976 as a member of the touring professional International Track Association.