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    This Week in Track & Field History: 2/15 -21
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    This week in Track & Field History: February 15 – 21st
    2/15/64 Villanova set a world indoor record for the 2 mile relay with Jim Orr 1:53.9, Al Adams 1:52.6, Tom Sullivan 1:49.5, and Noel Carroll 1:48.8 at the Mason Dixon Games.

    2/15/63 Jim Beatty sets a world indoor record of 3:58.6 for one mile in a win over Tom O’Hara 3:59.2 at the NYAC meet.

    2/15/63 Wendell Mottley beats Bill Toomey in the 440 48.5 vs. 49.3 at the NYAC meet.

    2/16/68 Negroes and others boycott the New York Athletic Club (NYAC) indoor track meet.

    2/17/61 Wilma Rudolph set an American indoor record of 6.8 for the 60 yard dash at the NYAC Games.

    2/17/61 Valeriy Bumel beats John Thomas in an epic High Jump duel with a 7’3” performance at the 93rd annual NYAC meet.

    2/17/51 The New York Pioneer Club wins its historic first indoor national team championship over the New York Athletic Club.

    2/17/61 Pete McArdle beats Max Truex in a 2 miler at the New York Athletic Club meet in Madison Square Garden. His time was 8:52.2.

    2/17/61 Don Bragg set a NYAC meet and Madison Square Garden pole vault record of 15’ 7”. He had 3 good tries at 16 feet.

    2/17/68 Villanova set a world indoor record of 7:24.6 2 mile relay with Ian Hamilton 1:51.6, Charlie Messenger 1:53.2, Frank Murphy 1:49.8 and Dave Patrick 1:49.1. The meet was in Louisville.

    2/18/67 Bob Seagren sets a world indoor record of 17’ 3” in the pole vault at the Cleveland Knights of Columbus Meet.

    2/18/67 Oscar Moore NYPC & SIU wins the Cleveland Knights of Columbus meet 2 mile contest in 8:47.0 winning over Dave Ellis 8:52.8.

    2/18/66 An 18 year old Jim Ryun beats a 29 year old Jim Grelle in the mile 4:02.2 at the NYAC Meet.

    2/20/60 John Thomas sets a high jump indoor world record of 7’2” at the National AAU Championship in NY’s Madison Square Garden.

    2/20/60 Hal Connolly set a world indoor records of 71’2 ½” for the 35 pound Weight Throw at the National AAU Championship in NY.

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    I was surprised to see Bill Toomey's name as early as 1963.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    I was surprised to see Bill Toomey's name as early as 1963.
    I'm too lazy to verify this, but at some year prior to 1968, I believe Toomey was NCAA champ in some event... was it the LJ ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukehjsteve View Post
    I'm too lazy to verify this, but at some year prior to 1968, I believe Toomey was NCAA champ in some event... was it the LJ ?
    Nope, 400 hurdles was his best individual event. But never an NCAA champ. Scored in the hurdles once, 7th in 1961.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dj View Post
    Nope, 400 hurdles was his best individual event. But never an NCAA champ. Scored in the hurdles once, 7th in 1961.
    Thanks dj. Did a little looking... my mind was on Don Myers, who won the LJ in '61 and the PV in '62. Interesting double !
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