|Item ID||Egyptian19660329Moore's.tif |
|Title||Moore's 27-Year-Old legs Lead SIU to Florida Relays Victory |
|Description||Oscar Moore may be older than the average college athlete, but his age certainly hasn't slowed him down.|
|Original Publication Source||Daily Egyptian |
|Date||1966 March 29 |
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|Digital File Publisher||Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale |
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|Collection||Daily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) |
|Transcript||Moore's 27-Year-Old legs Lead SIU to Florida Relays Victory|
Oscar Moore may be older than the average college athlete, but his age certainly hasn't slowed him down.
The 27-year-old former Olympian set a new track record for the two-mile event and anchored Southern's winning distance medley relay team in leading the Salukis to the team title Saturday in the Florida Relays.
His performances won him the Kearney-Rayburn trophy as the top athlete in the Gainesville, Fla., meet.
Moore topped his personal mark in the two-mile event with a streaking 8:41.9. He was about 200 yards ahead of Barry Brown of Providence at the end as he finished nearly 28 seconds ahead of Brown.
The White Plains, N.Y., native also ran a 4:08 mile in the last leg of Southern's record-shattering 9:56.5 performance in the distance medley relay.
Dale Gardner started the relay with a 49.9 clocking in the quarter, followed by Jeff Duxbury with a 1:53.2 in the half-mile. Then Al Ackman and Gary Carr turned in a time of 3:12.2. Carr pulled the Salukis from behind in the final quarter as he ripped off a sizzling 46.6 timing.
Southern's sprint medley team finished second to Alabama in another event with a time of 3:25 comparedto the Crimson Tide's 3:23.2.
Coach Lew Hartzog's team also came up with three firsts in field events.
George Woods came through with another good heave of the shot put with a throw of 60 feet 7 1/2 inches for a new meet record.
Another meet record fell when Southern's John Vernon leaped 50 feet 3 1/2 inches in the triple jump. Vernon's leap also established a new school record.
The other first in field events came when Mitch Livingston finished just ahead of teammate Tom Ashman with a leap of 6-7 in the high jump. Both men cleared the bar at that height, but Livingston did it in fewer misses.
Southern's victory was its second in three meets in a brief Southern swing. The Salukis had beaten Florida State 80-65 before being upset 74-71 by Florida in previous dual meets during the quarter break.