|Item ID||Egyptian19620629dupree.tif |
|Title||Dupree To Represent U.S.In 880 Run Against Poland |
|Author||Daily Egyptian |
|Description||Several years ago Jim Dupree served in the United States Army as a soldier. |
|Original Publication Source||Daily Egyptian |
|Date||1962 June 29 |
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|Digital File Publisher||Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale |
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|Collection||University Archives: Daily Egyptian Diversity Articles Index |
|Transcript||Dupree To Represent U.S.In 880 Run Against |
Several years ago Jim Dupree served in the United States Army as a soldier. Today he is still representing the U.S. except in a different line.
Dupree will be representing the U.S. in the 800-meter run this weekend when the American team runs against Poland in an international track meet at the University of Chicago campus. The meet is sponsored by the Amateur Athletic Union and the US. State Department.
He and Jerry Siebert of Santa Clara (Calif.) Youth Village will be representing this country in the race. Both earned the right to compete by finishing first and second at the recent AAU track and field championships.
It is the second time in Dupree's life that he will be running against internatignal competition. Last winter the SIU sophomore represented the U.S. in competition on a European tour.
On the tour he ran against Peter Snell who now holds the world record for the mile run with a 3:54.6 clocking.
During the past season, Dupree turned in outstanding times in the 880-yard dash and also on Southern's two and four-mile relays. He also ran the 880 leg of Southern's distance medley relay team.
Last weekend in the AAU meet he turned in the fastest time of his life in the half—mile with a
1:47.4 timing. His previous best was 1:48.2 in his NCAA winning performance.
Throughout the year he was one of the mainstays of Southern's distance medley team that just missed a national record at the California Relays when the quartet was timed in 9:41.1. The time was only five-tenths of a second off the listed collegiate record of 9:40.6.
In dual meet competition this year Dupree competed in the half-mile only once and turned in a commendable 1:48.8 time. At the time Dupree knew he could go faster than that.
During the half-mile run of the AAU track championships the television announcers said that Dupree was the strongest of the boys running. It is a real compliment to Dupree because he finished only second in the race with his 1:47.4 time.
On Southern's four-mile relay team he is one of four men who runs a mile and his fastest time was 4:11.2. But his coach Lew Hartzog feels he is capable of going much faster.
According to Hartzog, he is one of the hardest workers on his squad. On almost any morning and afternoon ne can find Dupree working out by running.
In fact several spectators compare Dupree with a thorough-bred race horse. They watch Dupree fall behind in the early parts of a race only to make one of his fast finishes to take first place.
Dupree has only one year of collegiate competition remaining after transferring to Southern from the University of New Mexico. In addition to competing in track, the runner from Pompano Beach, Fla. competes in cross-country in the fall.