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SIU Rated Among Top 10 Schools In Nation For Track And Field
SIU Rated Among Top 10 Schools In Nation For Track And Field
Item IDEgyptian19620419siu.tif
TitleSIU Rated Among Top 10 Schools In Nation For Track And Field
AuthorDaily Egyptian
DescriptionAlready competing against some of the best track and field teams in the country, SIU is rated now among the U.S. top 10 track and field schools.
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1962 April 19
Volume43
Issue51
SectionSports
Page(s)7
Digital File Format.TIF (Tagged Image Format)
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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CollectionUniversity Archives: Daily Egyptian Diversity Articles Index
TranscriptSIU Rated Among Top 10 Schools In Nation For
Track And Field

Already competing against some of the best track and field teams in the country, SIU is rated now among the U.S. top 10 track and field schools. Southern has competed in the Arkansas, Texas and Kansas Relays where the Salukis have been able to fare well.
STU's student body will have a chance to see another top track school on Saturday, May
5 when the University of Kansas comes to McAndrew
Stadium for a dual meet.
What is the reason behind SIU's sudden rise to national prominence in track?
The answer seems to lie with the appointment of Lew Hartzog to the SIU coaching staff in the fall of 1960. Since coming to Southern, Hartzog's teams have won the NCAA college-division cross-country title, finished seventh in the NCAA university-division, placed second in the National AAU cross-country championships and won two straight HAC cross-country titles.
In 1960 SIU finished last in the Interstate Conference track standings but in 1961 Hartzog brought the Salukis from last to first place in the IIAC championships. Hartzog's cindermen once again are favored to win the 1962 championships at Western Illinois.
SIU's track team features some of the U.S. top runners as well as two of England's finest distance men. Running for the Salukis are the National AAU 880-yard champion Jim Dupree, British runners Bill Cornell and Brian Turner, Bob Green, Jim Stewart and Al Pulliam.
Green, Stewart, Pulliam team with George Woods and Ray Brandt to form the nucleus of SIU's freshman team that Hartzog hails, "his best ever." Last year Track and Field magazine proclaimed that SIU had the U.S. top freshman track team. Members of that team that are now running for the SIU varsity as sophomores are Turner, Cornell and Dupree. Gone from last year's team is Joe Thomas, Southern's fine distance runner who ran into scholastic difficulties.
Hartzog came to SIU with the intention of building SIU into a national track and field power. It appears at this juncture that he is on schedule and the home dual meets with Kansas and Oklahoma State on successive Saturday's will determine just how far SIU has progressed.
Eastern illinois jumped out to an early lead in the Interstate Conference baseball race over the weekend with two victories over Eastern Michigan.
Eastern finished second to champion SIll last year.


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