Dr. Phil Good is hailed broadly as the all-time Maine college hurdler - pride of Bowdoin and South Portland. Won schoolboy 300 at the 1931 BAA Games in 34.2; long jump champ in a record 21-8 at Bates in '31. Led South Portland claim to '32 outdoor state championship.
Paced SP to '32 indoor Southwestern title at a record 79 1/6 score to runner-up Deering's 491/2 with wins in the high hurdles, senior 300 and high jump plus anchor leg on winning senior relay following Byron Catlin, Johnny Gowell and Bob Kershaw.
He was an outstanding end and halfback on strong South Portland football teams (helped Bill Curran and company to '30 title).
State college high hurdle champion three years. Did record 15-flat in '35, '36 (held until John Ballanger of Maine did 14.8 in '66).
State lows' titlist, '35, '36. Lost only one heat in four-year career.
Swept New England high and low hurdles three straight years, record 24-flat three times in the 220 lows.
IC4-A 100-meter highs champion in 15.1, National AAU 220-meter lows champ in 24.5 and second in the highs at 14.7 in '34. Set Japanese national mark of 14.6 in the highs as member of 1934 US All-Star touring team.
Fourth in '36 Olympic high hurdles trials (squeezed out of a team berth in a disputed photo finish). His Bowdoin high hurdle mark of 14.5 is now 47 years old.
Highlights of Good's brilliant South Portland High career: 18 hurdles championships (14 outdoors) in interscholastic meets at Bowdoin, New Hampshire, Bates and Colby (these meets the precursors to the state interscholastics), including several record performances: such as 6-flat for the Bowdoin 45-highs, 15.8 for the Colby 120-highs, and 25-flat for the Bates 220-lows. (College-height hurdles, 42 inches; school height later cut to 39).
After an army medical career in WWII, Phil practiced pediatrics in Portland 26 years. Next he took a post as assistant coordinator of Maine's Regional Medical Program in Augusta and then resumed pediatrics for seven years in the Capital City to his retirement in 1978.
He's presently a consultant with the state Department of Rehabilitation, Division of Disability Determination. Married to former Eleanor Claire Hunson, Foochow, China, they have three sons, Peter, Mark, and Ralph, and a daughter, Ann Marie Pare.
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The Maine Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1972 for the purpose of: 1) appointing and bestowing recognition awards and scholarships to outstanding Maine high school scholar-athletes; and, 2) to formally honor and memorialize Maine athletes and sports figures who have brought distinction and honor to the state of Maine.