Obituary for Pete McArdle
By The Associated Press
Published: June 27, 1985
Obituary Ireland Ulrick Sloan June 28, 2010
Ireland Sloan passed away on this date in Roanoke VA, where he had retired after many years working in the life insurance business. He had also been a teacher in the Roanoke area. He still holds several track records at Emporia State. He was the first Kansan under 9:00 minutes for 2 miles eventually having a personal best of 8:31.3. He was an alternate on the US Olympic team in 1964 in the Steeplechase.
It Happens to Us All Department: Remember Vladimir Kuts, the running machine who destroyed the fields in the 1956 Olympic 5,000 and 10,000? Gabriel Korobkov, head Russian track coach says, “You ought to see Vladimir Kuts now. He is up to 198 pounds. Yuriy Lituyev, our former 400 meter hurdle champion, and Kuts had a race. Lituyev ran 400 meters in 52.0 while Kuts couldn't finish 350 meters. He fell down.”
|Ralph Gamez (Belmont HS , Berkeley CA)|
For more on a gathering of former California high school distance greats , see the following link from Track and Field News.
In Dick Drake's “On Your Marks” column we learn that 1960 880 national champion Jim Cerveny is back in training.......The United Press has named Valeriy Brumel “Sportsman of the Year” (apparently this means track and field) for the third consecutive year.....Cliff Cushman's Air Force assignment is now in Washington where he is has been given sufficient time to workout after two years of pilot training......Two who should and one who shouldn't: Oregon's Mel Renfro and Ohio States' Paul Warfield have signed contracts to play professional football. We'll see how that turns out. Football, hey, that sounds like fun said Jim Keefe, Cenral Connecticut's fine distance man. Unfortunately for Jim, all he got out of an inter-fraternity touch football game was a dislocated shoulder. He will be out six weeks.