10 of the most prominent sports figures from Topeka

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Gary Woodland, a pro golfer who has two PGA Tour wins and 63 Top 25 finishes.

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Chris Barnes, a bowler who has won 18 PBA tour titles.

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Troy Wilson, who was part of championship teams in three sports at the high school, college or pro levels, with his best title being the 1994 Super Bowl victory with the San Francisco 49ers.

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Shooter Margaret Murdock, who, earned a silver medal in the 1976 Olympics.

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Preston Carrington, a track star who finished fifth in the long jump at the 1972 Olympics and excelled in basketball at Wichita State University.

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Lon Kruger, a two-time Big Eight basketball player of the year who went on to a distinguished college basketball coaching career.

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Wrestler Melvin Douglas, who wrestled his way to two Olympics, one world title and seven U.S. Freestyle championships.

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College basketball coach Dean Smith, who is fourth among NCAA coaches in career wins with 879.

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Baseball player Ken Berry , a one-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove-winning outfielder for 14 seasons (1962-75) in the majors.

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Baseball player Mike Torrez , who pitched 18 seasons (1967-84) in the major leagues with a 185-160 record and a 3.96 career ERA.


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