Scott Davis passes away

19.08.2010 World

Track statistician, announcer and meet director Scott Davis has passed away on August 18th. Scott was meeting director of the Mr. Sac Relays before he retired in 2007.

He was currently still working as an announcer but picked up an infection while being in Canada for the World Junior Championships. A UCLA graduate, Davis also compiled and edited the F.A.S.T. Annual, the definitive American athletics statistics source used by nearly everyone with a professional interest in American track and field.  Davis co-founded F.A.S.T (Federation of American Statisticians for Track) in 1984, and had also been the general secretary of the global statistics organization, A.T.F.S. In a statement, Track & Field Writers of America president Jack Pfeifer referred to Davis as "a genial lion of a man, with a kind word, back slap and funny story for everyone." Davis was at home with his wife, Cheryl, when he died, according to his long-time friend, Walt Murphy, of Queens, N.Y. Writes RRW.

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