Former USC T&F Captain And Javelin Thrower Stuart Dies|
June 15, 2015
LOS ANGELES - Larry Stuart, a member of USC's national champion 1963 track and field team and captain of the 1964 squad, died of cancer at the Sand Canyon Hospital in Irvine, Calif. on June 6. He was 77 years old.
Stuart lettered for USC in 1963 and 1964 and set the school's javelin record (old implement) of 267-3 (81.46m) on March 30, 1963. He also won the 1963 conference championship in the javelin throw.
Stuart ranked in the top 10 in the world in the javelin throw from 1963-71, but missed out on Olympic opportunities during that span due to injuries. He continued to compete into his 60s, setting age-group records in his 40s, 50s and 60s.
Stuart was inducted into the USC Track & Field Hall of Fame and awarded the Heritage Award in 1996, given to individuals who contributed to the great tradition of track and field at USC.
He asked to be cremated so there was no graveside service. Stuart is survived by his wife Jane and two children, James and Carrie.