A Relays Birthday: Barney Berlinger - March 13, 1908
03/13/2011 - The Penn Relays Office
PHILADELPHIA - One of Penn's all-time greatest athletes and a Relays champion, Barney Berlinger was born on March 13, 1908.
The only three-time college decathlon champion in Penn Relays history, Berlinger set Carnival records each year from 1929-1931 in an era when the decathlon was contested over just one day. A dominant performer, Berlinger won by nearly 700 and 800 points in his last two wins.