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Dupree Captures New Souvenir-Top U.S. Half-Miler Title
Dupree Captures New Souvenir-Top U.S. Half-Miler Title
Item IDEgyptian19621005dupree.tif
TitleDupree Captures New Souvenir-Top U.S. Half-Miler Title
AuthorDaily Egyptian
DescriptionJim Dupree, SIU's Most Valuable Athlete last year
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1962 October 5
Volume44
Issue5
SectionSports
Page(s)11
Digital File Format.TIF (Tagged Image Format)
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CollectionUniversity Archives: Daily Egyptian Diversity Articles Index
TranscriptDupree Captures New Souvenir-Top U.S. Half-Miler Title

Jim Dupree, SIU's Most Valuable Athlete last year, recently returned from a tout of Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Finland and came back with the title of United States number one half-miler.
Dupree ran the 800-meters for the U.S. in its dual meets against the various countries. He earned the right to compete in the meet by placing second in the National AAU meet 800-meter event In July. After Jerry Siebert, winner of the race, retired from furiher competition Dupree automarically moved into his position.
Tulane track coach Johnny Oelker, who this summer diroeted the US, to vhtories over Poland and Russia. ims SIU's Dupruee is "the nation's number one halfmiler" now that Jerry Siebert has retired.
With Siebert on the side— lines due to sickness, Dupree won the 800-meter race in the U, S, -Poland track meet in Chicago, but again ran behind the victorious Siebert while competing against the Russians at Palo Alto (Calif.), Siebert, former UCLA star, announced his retirement shortly after the meet in order to concentrate on postgraduate studies.
"With Siebert retired, " Oelker said, "Dupree is undoubtedly the number one halfniller in the country. In fact, if I had to bet a buck en
either Siebert or Dupree in a head-on duel, I don't know which one I'd pick.
"Duprec hd ‘had racing' in both meets for me this summer hut showed rue plenty when he won it Chicago and placed second against the Russians The Russians kept Jim on the outside all the way while Siebert was able to slip past tnem on the insiae, " Oelker said.
When asked how good Dupree eventually may be, Oel-

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