John Dunn can claim the title of Bristol’s fastest human being, having run the 100-yard dash in 9.6 seconds for St. Paul Catholic High School in 1971.
His time was both a city and state record. He was the fastest of any high school or college sprinter in New England, which placed him among the top 10 scholastic sprinters that year. John was also timed in 6.2 and 21.9 for the 60-yard and 220-yard dashes, respectively.
Not only was he a standout in indoor and outdoor track for St. Paul’s state championship teams, but also in football for the Falcons. During the 1971 season, he averaged 10.1 yards per carry while scoring a touchdown every 5.4 attempts.
In addition to his athletic prowess, John coached for a number of local leagues. From 1993-1998 he was active with the Immanuel Lutheran basketball teams.