Event: Sprints, Long Jump
Olympic Accomplishments: Lewis competed in four Olympic Games from 1984 to 1996 and won 10 medals, including nine golds. He competed in the long jump, the 400-meter relay and the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
New Jersey Ties: Lewis was born in Alabama but moved to southern New Jersey and competed in track and field at Willingboro High School in Burlington County in the late 1970s. He was named one of the top long jumpers in the state.
Event: Long Jump
Olympic Accomplishments: Williams competed in the long jump at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, but fouled in all three of her qualifying round jumps and failed to make the final round. Williams returned to the Sydney Olympics in 2000 but missed the finals once again.
New Jersey Ties: Williams competed in track and field for Bridgeton High School in the late 1980s and excelled in the jumping, sprinting and throwing events. She went on to have a successful career at Seton Hall University, where she was a seven-time all-American in the long jump, heptathlon and 1,600-meter relay.
Olympic Accomplishments: Donohue was interning for Nike in Eugene Oregon and training on her own when she was discovered by coaches and offered a small training contract in 2005. She qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing in the 1,500 meter run, but failed to make to it to the event finals.
New Jersey Ties: Donohue ran for Haddonfield High School in Camden County from 1997 to 2001 and dominated the state's distance events. She was a state champion in the 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs and the javelin.
Don 'Tarzan' Bragg
Event: Pole Vault
Olympic Accomplishments: Bragg won the gold medal in the pole vault at the 1960 Summer Games in Rome. He defeated teammate Ronald Morris by clearing a winning height of 15 feet, five inches.
New Jersey Ties: Brag grew up in Penns Grove, Salem County and vaulted for the high school track team, eventually earning a scholarship to Villanova University. After the Olympics Bragg moved to southern Ocean County and ran Camp Olympic in Bass River Township from 1967 to 1979. He served as athletic director at Stockton College from 1971 to 1980.
Derick 'Ringo' Adamson
Event: Distance, Marathon
Olympic Accomplishments: Though he lived in the United States, Adamson competed for Jamaica. Adamson first qualified for the Olympics in the steeplechase in 1980 but was not added to Jamaica's roster. He went on to represent Jamaica in the marathon at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics.
New Jersey Ties: Adamson was a four-time All New Jersey Athletic Conference runner at Rowan University from 1978 to 1982, and won the steeplechase at the NCAA Division III National Championships in 1980. Adamson served as the head coach for girls cross country and track and field at Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden County from 1995 to 2006 and is currently the head coach of women's track and field and cross country at Rowan.
H. Browning Ross
Olympic Accomplishments: Ross was the only American to make the steeplechase finals at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, where he finished seventh overall. Ross also qualified for the 1952 games in Helsinki, Finland
New Jersey Ties: Ross was a lifelong resident of Woodbury, Gloucester County. He competed for Woodbury High School in the early 1940s and was named the state mile champion and the National Interscholastic Indoor Mile Champion. He later started the Road Runners Club of America and the Long Distance Log running magazine.
G. Larry James
Olympic Accomplishments: James, known as "The Mighty Burner," won a silver medal in the 400-meter dash and a gold medal as a member of the men's 1,600-meter relay team at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City.
New Jersey Ties: Following his Olympic career James relocated to Atlantic County and served as the athletic director at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Galloway Township from 1980 to 2008. James passed away due to complications from cancer in November, 2008.