On the next evening on the other side of the country, Darrel Newman and Mel Hein become record holders. Newman runs the 60 in 5.9 to equal the mark set by Bob Hayes last year. Hein vaults 16-5 ¾ on his first attempt to become the new American record holder. The aforementioned 8:34.8 2 mile by Ron Clarke, aside from being a quality time, is important because he beats Billy Mills in their first meeting since Mills' Olympic 10,000 meter win. Mills is second in 8:41.4, his lifetime best.
|Robin Lingle (right) with younger brother Carl|
|Von Ruden finishing a 440 leg against Oklahoma|
|Lingle, Von Ruden, and your blogger early in the Big 8 Mile, 1965|
|Noel Carroll in later years|
|Villanova's 2 mile relay team, with Tom Sullivan on left and Noel Carroll third from left|
|Kruger would go on to co-author several books that were track related|
|a sharped eyed Bruce Kritzler noticed that O.J. Simpson is second from the camera|
|Theron Lewis at far left with his Southern University teammates|
This is how the Missouri team is remembered by their sports publicist:
Darryl Newman, the co-world record holder in the 60, is beaten by Nebraska's Charlie Greene, 6.1 to 6.2.
Talk about your late bloomer, high jumper John Dolbroth certainly qualifies.
|John Dolbroth (1971) and (2006)|
We will leave you with this puzzling note. Riverside, California's Bob Bonds former California state champion in the high (13.9) and low hurdles (18.8) has graduated from San Jose State and just signed to play football for the Kansas City Chiefs. But wait, didn't Riverside's Bobby Bonds, the state champion in the long jump (25-3) just sign to play baseball with the San Francisco Giants? Yes, they are brothers. Apparently their parents just liked the shortened version of Robert. (Odd, but nothing like George Forman naming all his five sons George.) Pretty talented family. Wonder if the next generation will have athletic ability.