Hall of Fame induction: 1994
At his peak, one of the world’s greatest javelin throwers, he swept the NCAA, AAU, and USTFF titles in 1970 and was named both College Field and Delaware Athlete of the Year. He threw 291 and 278 feet to beat the German and Russian athletes respectively in European appearances while serving as captain of our National Track & Field Team. Bill also was captain of the men’s track & field team at the 1971 Pan-American games in Cali, Columbia. Skinner was a four time All-American and won five National Championships.
Bill accepted a track scholarship to the University of Tennessee at the age of 29, where he graduated with honors in 1971. Bill was once ranked by Track & Field News in the top five in the world. He was inducted into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame in 1981.