YAKIMA, Wash-- Friday, June 19th is proclaimed Willie Turner day. City council choose to honor the track star and local hero.
During his track days Turner was known as the fasted human being on the planet. In the summer of 1967, the Davis graduate was the world-record holder at both the 100-yard and 100-meter sprint distances.
Turner will be the keynote speaker at tonight's "Legends Reunion Dinner" at the Howard Johnson Hotel.