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SIU Ranked as 1 of Top Favorites At Kansas Relays This Weekend
SIU Ranked as 1 of Top Favorites At Kansas Relays This Weekend
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TitleSIU Ranked as 1 of Top Favorites At Kansas Relays This Weekend
AuthorEgyptian
DescriptionSIU will not enter a full team at the Kansas Relays, but three top men, George Woods, John Vernon and Oscar Moore.
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1966 April 20
Volume47
Issue128
SectionSports
Page(s)10
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CollectionDaily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
TranscriptSIU Ranked as 1 of Top Favorites At Kansas Relays This Weekend

Kansas ranks SIU as one of the top favorites in the Kansas Relays Friday and Saturday at Lawrence.
Coach Lew Hartzog said he would not place SIU that high but the team is in better shape this week than last, when the Salukis placed third in a triangular meet at Kansas State,
SIU will not enter a full team at the Kansas Relays, but three top men, George Woods, John Vernon and Oscar Moore, should gather the most points for the squad.
Woods will be up against the toughest competitor in the world in shot put. Randy Matson of Texas A&M.
Matson holds both the indoor
and outdoor world records in shot put, and set a mark of 70 feet, 7 inches last year.
Hartzog described Matson as the finest shotputter of all time, but then Woods is the finest competitor in this event that SIU has ever seen.
Last week at Kansas State, Woods set the school record in discus, with a toss of 158-1.
The old recrod was held by Ted Farmer, who set the record in 1961 at 155-10.5.
Former Olympian Oscar Moore may see competition once again with John Lawson, Kansas, if Lawson is able to compete. He is the nation's top distant runner.
If Vernon's leg does not get worse, he should do well in the triple jump, the event that he won at Kansas State last week, and set a stadium
record there at 48 feet, 4.25 inches.
In the relay events, SIU will start out with its mile relayers, Robin Coventry, Jerry Fendrich, Ross MacKenzie and Gary Carr.
Coventry, of Melbourne, Australia, has improved according td, fiartzog, and was clocked at 48.6 seconds in the leadoff leg at Kansas State.
The same foursome also make up the sprint medley team, with the exception of Fendrich, who is replaced by Al Ackman.
Coventry and MacKenzie will each run 220 yards in the sprint medley, Carr will run 440 yards, and Ackman will take the 880 leg.
In the distance medley, C arr will again run 440, but Fendrich will take the 880. Ackman will move up to the 3/4 mile, and Moore will run the mile.
About 35 to 40 universities will be entered in the competition, along with high schools and junior colleges, who compete at the freshman level.
Approximately 1, 200 individuals will be entered, including the freshman competitors.
The following weekend, SIU will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, to compete in the Drake Relays.
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