Jim Beatty is injured and won't run tonight, but, as the world record holder in the indoor mile, he fires the pistol that starts the race. Three minutes fifty-six and six tenths later he is no longer the world record holder. Tom O'Hara follows through splits of 59.0 and 2:01.3 before starting his drive 500 yards out. He scoots by leader John Camien, passes the 1320 in 3:01.6 and the race for the record is on. Fifty-five seconds later he hits the tape in 3:56.6, clipping 2.3 seconds off Beatty's record.
|Some of those good Aussie runners of the time.|
Front Al Lawrence, John Macy (Poland) Barrie Almond
Back Pat Clohessy, coach Johnny Morris, and George Ranken (nat. ?)
U. of Houston's Cross Country champions