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Inducted in 1990 … 1963 Nyack H.S. graduate … one of the top sprinters in Rockland track and field history … nicknamed “Dashin’ Don” … seven-time County champion in the sprints and relays … slow starter at a lanky 6-feet-2, but great acceleration … at the County championships in ‘63, he won the 100- and 220-yard dashes in Rockland record times, 9.8 and 22.0, respectively … duplicated that double dash victory in the Section 9 meet… from 1961-63, he swept the 100 and 220 at the Section 9 Class A meet … capped sterling four-year career by finishing third in the New York State championships in 9.75, just .05 out of first … had many memorable duels with Spring Valley’s Jim Ashcroft, a fellow Hall of Famer … in football, Clancy was a safety and second-team All-County running back in 1962, when Nyack shared the county title with Haverstraw … at the University of Miami, Clancy tied the school record in the 100, 9.6 … a former officer with the Nyack Police Department, Clancy died in 1993 at age 49 after suffering from a brain tumor.