USC president Carol Folt announced today that Cromwell Field will now be known as Allyson Felix Field.
Of course, Folt did not actually mention “Cromwell Field” because it is politically incorrect given the anti-semitic background of Dean Cromwell.
REACTION: Although the renaming of Cromwell Field is overdue, I’m not in favor of naming it after Felix.
Why? She NEVER competed for USC!
There are plenty of Olympians in USC history who actually competed for the Trojan track and field team. Unlike Felix.
Although Felix has won 11 Olympics medals, she has only one gold medal in an individual event (gold medal, 200 meters, London 2012).
She’s won six gold medals in relays. She’s won three silver medals in individual events. She won a bronze in Tokyo in the 400 meters.
Nothing wrong with that. But USC has had track athletes who won two individual gold medals.
Again, the larger issue is she never competed for USC. But I’m going to be in the minority on this one.