June 17, 2014 - by

Jesse Forbes Bio

  Jesse Forbes
Jesse Forbes

Hall of Fame Class:
1983 (Track and Field)

It was not far from Leon High School in Tallahasee to Florida State University but Jesse Forbes covered that distance and kept right on running earning All-America honors as a sophomore, junior and senior. Forbes reached the finals of the 100 meters at the NCAA in both 1975 and 1978, and was a member of the 400 meter relay team that reached the NCAA finals in 1978. Four relay teams, anchored by Forbes, held records. In 1978, he anchored a 400 meter team to a Metro Conference record. In 1977 his 400 meter relay team set FSU and Mike Long Track marks at 39.1. In individual events, Forbes was co-holder of the FSU school record in the Indoor 60 at 6.1 and the Outdoor 100 at 9.3. In 1978, Forbes, who also lettered in varsity football, was co-captain of the Seminole track team.

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