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This is Coffee with Larry, May 13, 2024, Ted Meredith sets 880 yard WR (1916), Ryun over Grelle in 2 mile AR (1966), by Walt Murphy News and Results Service

This is Coffee with Larry, May 13, 2024, Ted Meredith sets 880 yard WR (1916), Ryun over Grelle in 2 mile AR (1966), by Walt Murphy News and Results Service

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This Day in Track & Field-May 13

1916—Penn’s Ted Meredith, already the World Record holder at 800 meters (1:51.9-1912), added the 880-y mark to his portfolio after running 1:52.2 in a dual meet with Cornell at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. Two weeks later, he added the 440y/400m mark by running 47 2/5 at the IC4A Championships. Meredith won gold medals in the 800 and 4×400 relay at the 1912 Olympics.

 

1933—Fresno State’s Walter Marty set a World Record of 6-8  5/8 (ratified as 6-8  3/8 [2.04]) on his home field at the West Coast Relays.

https://archives.stanforddaily.com/1933/05/16?page=4&section=MODSMD_ARTICLE50#article

https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=MT19341201.2.36

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Marty

 

1950—Dick Attlesey, a senior at USC, ran 13.5 at the West Coast Relays in Fresno to break Harrison”“Bone”” Dillard’ss

2-year-old World Record of 13.6 for the 120-yard hurdles. It was the first of three World Records Attlesey would set this year. In June, he ran 13.6 for the slightly longer 110-meter hurdles, then 13.5 in July. He also won NCAA and U.S. titles in 1950 and was the first Pan-American Games Champion in 1951,

https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=MT19510521.2.60&e=——-en–20–1–txt-txIN——–1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Attlesey

 

1966—It was a typical high-class Coliseum Relays In Los Angeles, with four significant records being set.

USC set a World Record of 7:17.4 in the 2-mile relay with a lineup of John Link (1:51.7), Bruce Bess (1:49.7), Dave Buck (1:48.2), and Dennis Carr(1:47.8). The Trojans were pressed all the way by Texas (7:18.6) and Villanova (7:18.8), which were anchored by Preston Davis (1:47.8) and Dave Patrick (1:47.7), respectively.

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