University of Florida sprinter Willie Wilder ran a 5.94 second, 60-yard (metres) dash to set a new record and win the prestige event of the annual Knights of Columbus Track and Field meeting at Richfield, Ohio on Saturday (14 February).
TV Tom Hill (USA) winning heat of 60-yard high hurdles
CU Child applauds
TV PAN P.Poaniewa (France) fails 7' 2" high jump
SV PAN C. Ferrange (Canada) fails same height
TV PAN Gene White, eventual winner jumps over
TV PAN 60-yard dash
TV Winner Willie Wilder
TV Wladislaw Kozakiewicz (Poland) clears 18' in pole vault
TV Dan Ripley (USA) clears same height
CU & TV Ripley eventual winner, attempts 18' 4"
TV PAN Start of 2-mile relay event (2 shots)
TV Baton change over
TV PAN No. 54, Phil Kane wins for the Villanova University team
Initials CL/2130 CL/2200
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Background: University of Florida sprinter Willie Wilder ran a 5.94 second, 60-yard (metres) dash to set a new record and win the prestige event of the annual Knights of Columbus Track and Field meeting at Richfield, Ohio on Saturday (14 February).
Wilder edged past Reggie Jones of the University of Tennessee to beat the old record of six seconds set the previous year by high school student Houston McTear. McTear withdrew from this year's meeting because of scholastic pressure.
Wilder's win was the highlight of the meeting, held at the coliseum indoor stadium.
Other top performances of the night were made by Tom Hill, of the U.S. Army who won the hotly-contested 60-yard (metres) high hurdles, in 7.02 seconds. He narrowly beat defending hurdles champion Danny Smith and Frenchman Guy Drut.
Gene White of the Penn Athletic club successfully defended his high jump title with a seven-foot (2 metres) leap. Four other jumpers cleared the height, but lost to White on countback.
Dan Ripley of the Pacific Coast club and Wladislaw Kozakiewicz of Poland both missed three attempts at an indoor amateur pole vault record of 18 feet four inches (5.6 metres) after each had cleared 18 feet (5.5 metres). Ripley won the event because he had fewer misses.
World record holders Villanova University won the two-mile (3.3 kms) relay.