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Salukis Surprise, Records Fall In 86-55 Track Upset of Kansas
Salukis Surprise, Records Fall In 86-55 Track Upset of Kansas
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TitleSalukis Surprise, Records Fall In 86-55 Track Upset of Kansas
AuthorEgyptian
DescriptionThe talented George Woods, John Vernon and Oscar Moore shared much of the spotlight
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1966 May 10
Volume47
Issue142
SectionSports
Page(s)14
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CollectionDaily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
TranscriptSalukis Surprise, Records Fall In 86-55 Track Upset of Kansas

Nearly everything fell at McAndrew Stadium Saturday night except the old structure itself, as Lew Hartzog's Salukis amazed a crowd of nearly 3, 000 track and field fans by easily outpointing powerhouse Kansas 86-55.
Stadium and meet records fell as Southern outran, out- threw, and outjumped the NCAA indoor champs in convincing fashion.
The talented George Woods, John Vernon and Oscar Moore shared much of the spotlight, although the entire squad displayed its fine balance.
Woods finally broke the stadium mark which had evaded him so long in the shot put, with a toss of 62 feet, 2 3/4 inches.
Vernon set both a stadium and meet record in the triple jump as he completely dominated the field. His jump of 51 feet, 1 3/4 inches was shy of his best this season, a 51-7 leap at the Drake Relays. Vernon holds the top collegiate triple jump mark in the nation this year.
Moore had the crowd's roar of approval in the three mile run, as he set a torrid pace to finish half a lap ahead of Kansas' John Lawson, the NCAA cross-country champion, Lawson earlier in the evening had taken the mile with a 4:03.1 clocking after Moore led for most of the race.
Other firsts for the Salukis came in the pole vault, the high jump, the 120-yard high hurdles, the 330-yard intermediate hurdles, the 220- yard dash, and the 330-yard yard dash, and the mile relay.
Frank Whitman was the only double winner for the Salukis, taking the top spot in both hurdles events.
Woods, regarded by many as second only to Texas A&M's Randy Matson in the collegiate shot put, was happier than usual after his winning performance,
"I seemed to find my old form in practice this week, " he said. "I would have liked to hit 63 feet tonight, but it should be just a matter of practice now, "
Woods is as awed at the capabilities of Matson as are fans the world over. "I don't see how anyone can come close to him now, " said Woods, "and he has a long career ahead of him."
After his three-mile record run, Moore admitted that he had set too fast a pace in the mile event. "I just didn't have anything left at the end, " he said.
Lawson put on a torrid finishing kick after lagging close behind Moore for most of the race.
In the gruelling three miler, Moore jumped out in front at the start and the only question was if he could maintain his fast pace.
"I thought I could keep it up, " Moore said. "I didn't know where anyone else was, because I never look behind. I didn't know where Lawson finished. I just tried to run my best."
The tremendous SIU victory came as a surprise to nearly everyone, including the coaches of both squads. A tight finish had been expected all along.
Fans will get a chance to see the Salukis in action at home once again this weekend. They will be host to Western Kentucky and Lincoln University in a Saturday night meet in McAndrew Stadium, It will be the last chance to see them perform on home grounds this season.
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