• Short Summary

    A VICTORY IN THE LAST EVENT -- THE 4 X 110 YARDS RELAY -- ENABLED THE JOINT OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITIES TEAM TO BEAT A JOINT TEAM FROM YALE AND HARVARD, OF THE UNITED STATES, AT THE WHITE CITY STADIUM, LONDON TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

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    A VICTORY IN THE LAST EVENT -- THE 4 X 110 YARDS RELAY -- ENABLED THE JOINT OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITIES TEAM TO BEAT A JOINT TEAM FROM YALE AND HARVARD, OF THE UNITED STATES, AT THE WHITE CITY STADIUM, LONDON TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

    EVENTS IN THIS MATCH, UNLIKE MOST ATHLETICS MATCHES WHERE POINTS ARE AWARDED FOR PLACES, ARE SCORED BY 1 POINT FOR A WIN, AND NO OTHER POINTS ARE AWARDED.

    ONLY A FEW HUNDRED SPECTATORS WATCHED THE MEETING, HELD IN PERFECT CONDITIONS, GIVING RISE TO SOME EXCELLENT PERFORMANCES. EIGHT RECORDS FOR THE SERIES, WHICH BRITAIN LEADS 10-9, WITH ONE DRAWN, WERE ESTABLISHED WITH TWO OTHERS EQUALLED.

    THE BRITISH TEAM WERE FAVOURED TO WIN THE MILE, WITH MULLIN REPRESENTING OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE. R. WILMER OF THE UNITED STATES WAS NOT TO BE BEATEN EASILY, BUT MULLIN OVERTOOK HIM ON THE FINAL STRAIGHT TO TAKE A CLEAR VICTORY -- HIS TIME WAS 4 MINUTES 8 SECONDS. FOLLOWED BY WILMER, AND MAXWELL OF BRITAIN PLACED THIRD.

    OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE HAD HIGH HOPES IN THE 440 YARDS, WITH METCALFE, THE OXFORD PRESIDENT, WHO RAN THE DISTANCE IN 46.2 SECONDS INBELGRADE LAST SEPTEMBER. HOWEVER METCALFE' HADN'T RETURNED TO THE FORM HE SHOWED LAST YEAR, AND HE WAS WELL BEATEN BY MOTTLEY, FROM TRINIDAD, RUNNING FOR THE AMERICAN TEAM. MOTTLEY WON IN 46.9 SECONDS WITH METCALFE SECOND.

    THE 4 X 110 YARDS RELAY WAS THE FINAL EVENT OF THE MATCH, WITH THE SCORE STANDING AT 8-8 VICTORY DEPENDED ON THE RESULT. COOK OF CAMBRIDGE, WHO HAD EARLIER COME SECOND IN THE 100 YARDS IN 9.8 SECONDS, STARTED FOR BRITAIN AND GAINED VALUABLE YARDS OVER THE AMERICAN PARKER. THE REST OF THE BRITISH TEAM, MACKLIN, PRICE AND MURDOCH, LED ALL THE WAY.

    SYNOPSIS: LONDON'S WHITE CITY STADIUM WHERE A JOINT TEAM FROM HARVARD AND YALE UNIVERSITIES OF AMERICA WERE COMPETING AGAINST A TEAM FROM OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE OF BRITAIN TODAY(WEDNESDAY). THIS WAS THE MILE EVENT WHICH THE BRITISH TEAM, WEARING WHITE, HOPED TO WIN. CONDITIONS WERE PERFECT AND DURING THE MATCH, EIGHT RECORDS FOR THE SERIES WERE ESTABLISHED AND ANOTHER TWO EQUALLED. MULLIN, RUNNING FOR OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE OVERTAKES AMERICAN WILMER ON THE FINAL STRAIGHT... HE GOES ON THO WIN THE EVENT IBN 4 MINUTES 8 SECONDS. WILMER CAME SECOND WITH MAXWELL, OF BRITAIN,THIRD.)
    THE 440 YARDS RACE. BRITAIN'S HOPES RESTED ON THE OXFORD PRESIDENT METCALFE, WHO RAN THE DISTANCE IN 46.2 SECONDS IN BELGRADE LAST SEPTEMBER. METCLAFE, HOWEVER., LACKED THE FORM HE HAD LAST YEAR. WENDELL MOTTLEY, OF TRINIDAD,RUNNING FOR HARVARD AND YALE, WAS TOO GOOD FOR METCALFE. RUNNING ON THE INSIDE LANE HE LED NEARLY ALL THE WAY TO WIN IN A TIME OF 46.9 SECONDS. METCALFE WAS SECOND.

    OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE 8 POINTS; HARVARD AND YALE 8 PINTS--AND ONLY ONE MORE EVENT:THE 4 BY 110 YARDS RELAY. COOK WHO HAD RUN THE 100 YARDS IN 9.8 SECONDS EARLIER IN THE MATCH, TAKES THE LEAD FOR BRITAIN. THE BRITISH TEAM HOLD THE LEAD FOR A CLEAR WIN. POINT IN THIS MATCH ARE SCORED ON WINS ONLY, AND SO OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE TAKE OVERALL VICTORY. THE BRITISH UNIVERSITIES TEAM NOW LEAD THE SERIES AGAINST THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES 10-9 WITH ONE MATCH TIED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA74EBH1DYLVNOF8S1R0ZZUN55C
    Media URN:
    VLVA74EBH1DYLVNOF8S1R0ZZUN55C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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