Charles Crouther Jr.

2014 Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame Inductee


Parents: Charles Crouther Sr. (father) and Jessie Crouther (mother, deceased)
Daughters: Tracy Johnson, Casey Johnson and Stacey Johnson
Sons: L.J. Crouther, R.J. Crouther and Gabriel Crouther

Charles grew up on Flint’s south side and attended Stewart Elementary and Whittier Jr. High Schools. The Crouther family moved to Grand Blanc and Charles attended McGrath Jr. High and graduated from Grand Blanc High School in 1975.

High School: Grand Blanc

School records:

120 yd. High Hurdles 14.2

180 yd Low Hurdles 19.6

440 yd Dash 49.6

Mile relay 3:19.9 at Mott Relays broke old record of 3:20.

1975 Most valuable runner


Big Nine 120 High Hurdles and 180 Low Hurdles Champion. In the State meet Charles placed third in the 120 yd High Hurdles and fifth in the 180 yd. Low Hurdles.

College: University of Michigan


Shuttle Hurdle relay 4×70 yd. 28.3 fastest time in the world (Chisholm, Hicks, Wheeler and Crouther).

Sprint medley relay (Gardner, Crouther, Bruce and Thomas). 3.22 world record for five years (out doors). Shuttle Hurdle relay 4×120 yd. 57.3 (Chisholm, Hicks, Wheeler and Crouther). In 1976 and 1978 Charles was named Big Ten Triple Crown Champion and Big Ten Athlete of the year.


Charles you have made Flint proud this is truly your night.