Hall of Fame induction: 2006
Neil was a high school discus thrower and shot putter from Wm. Penn High School. He was State Southern Regional Division I Champion in the shot put and discus. Neil threw the discus 171’8.5″ to become the state high school individual champion in 1977. That throw ranks 9th on the Delaware all-time high school list. He was the 1977 New Castle County Discus Champion and record holder at that time with a throw of 166’2″.
After high school, Neil went to the University of Florida after a short stint at the University of Delaware. At Delaware, he still holds both the freshman and school records in the discus.
As a “Gator”, he is 6th on their all-time school list in the shot put (59’5″ in 1981) and discus (191’8″ in 1982). In 1982, he finished 12th in the discus at the NCAA’s, making Neil an All-American.