Leonard H. Yorke
Graduation Year: 1956
Induction Year: 1995
Sport (s): Men's Track & Field

Lennie Yorke came to DePauw in 1952 from Brooklyn, NY, and his performances in track and field still rank among the best in DePauw history. Yorke won the 100-and 220-yard dashes as the Indiana Collegiate Conference and Little State meets during his sophomore and junior years. As a sophomore he led the Tigers in scoring and was unbeaten in 12 races during the regular season. At the Big State Meet he finished second in the 100- and fourth in the 220-yard dash as a sophomore. During his junior year, Yorke unofficially earned the title of the State's best collegiate sprinter when he won both the 100- and 220-yard dashes at the Big State Meet. His time of 21.3 seconds in the 220 broke a 25-year old school record. A pulled muscle during his senior year was the only thing that kept him from breaking more records. Yorke also earned a letter in football as a junior.