United States athletes easily won the fourth U.S.-U.S.S.R. meet in Richmond, Virginia on Monday (3?
Miss Larrieu winning mile (3 shots)
SCU Miss Larrieu speaking
GV Women's 60-yard dash won by Angel Doyle
GV Rick Wolhuter wins 880 yards
GV & SV Irina Bonderchik wins women's 2-mile (3 shots)
GV Dwight Stones taking jump as spectators look on (2 shots)
SV Costello speaking
(SEQ 3): LARIEU: "I've been used to flying into meet the day of the meet and running so I felt kind of lethargic, when I was warming up I really felt lazy. I wasn't sure exactly what I could do. Yet once I really got out there, I felt really good."
COSTELLO: "Our team is doing extremely well, they're performing up to their ability and their ability is real good."
"Miss Larrieu, running all alone for the first quarter of a mile, was timed in four-minutes-twenty-eight-and-five-tenths seconds, the fastest time in history for a woman either indoors or outdoors. It broke -- by half-a-second -- the record that twenty-two-year-old Miss Larrieu set two weeks ago in San Diego. She currently owns no less than five world records in distance from one-thousand metres to two miles and she said she came to Richmond bent on setting a new standard in the one-mile."
"The American women outscored the Russian women seventy-three of forty-four. Sixteen-year-old Angel Doyle, a high-school junior from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, tied the meet record in winning the women's sixty yard dash in six-point-six seconds."
"In all the U. S." won twenty-one of the twenty-six events. Sullivan Award winner Rick Wolhuter captured the men's eight-eighty in one-forty-nine-point-four with New Yorker Brian McElroy second. One of many one-two finishes in the running events for the U.S.
"Russia finally got a win in the running events when Irina Bonderchik won the women's two-mile with Kay Keys of the U.S. second.
"Twenty-one-year-old Dwight Stones...the world's best high jumper both indoors and out...won his speciality at seven-feet-three-inches. The University of Maryland's Frank Costello....head coach for the American squad...admitted this was not the strongest Russian team. But Costello said this was probably the best American team to take part in the four-year-old dual meet."
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This film incudes interviews with Francis Larrieu and Frank Costello, the American team's coach.
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Background: United States athletes easily won the fourth U.S.-U.S.S.R. meet in Richmond, Virginia on Monday (3 March) by 171 to 106 points.
Highlight of the evening was the performance by 22-year-old student Francis Larrieu who ran the fastest time ever in a women's mile event, either indoors or out.
The new record is 4 minutes 28.5 seconds. She also set a new 1,500-metre record of 4 minutes 9.8 seconds.
The women's steam won 77 points to the Soviet's 44, the largest margin in the competition's four-year history.
In the men's competition American domination continued with stars such as Rick Wolhuter and Dwight Stones easily overcoming opposition to take their events.