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Wilson Sets New School, State High Hurdle Record
Wilson Sets New School, State High Hurdle Record
Item IDegyptian 1954 0511 wilson.tif
TitleWilson Sets New School, State High Hurdle Record
AuthorBy Bob Poos
DescriptionSIU Sweeps
State Title
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1954 May 11
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TranscriptWilson Sets New School,
State High Hurdle Record

SIU Sweeps
State Title

By Bob Poos

ln the warmup for the IIAC meet the Saluki tracksters smashed one school record, took six firsts, five seconds and four third places. Lithe Leo Wilson zipped over the 120 lows in 15.1 to set an SIU and Illinois state college record.
Southern won the meet with a score of 66 and 1-10, for outdistancing second place Northern's 49 and 6-10. Eastern ran third with 45 and 6-10; the Nonnal redbirds were fourth, scoring 42 and 6-10; and way down at the end was Wet tern wIth 18 and 6-10 poInts.
The Salulds' gave an indication of hat was to come as soon as they started the track events. Vern Sprehe sprinted for a win in the 100 yard dash in 10.3. Easterner Brown was second and Ben Shuppert from SIU sacked up third place.
A 100 yard run evidently did not, the Sprehe, as he took another first Sn the 220 dash. His winning time was.22.6. Western Leatherneck Schaive was ácond and Brown of Eastern took third.
Southern didn't get a first in the quarter mile, but they did take see- end and third. Schaive won, Saluitt. Sam DeNeal was second and Hank Warfield, big hard-running Saluki, was third man.
The Salukis plunged back in. the first position in the half mile. Distance-man, Dick Gregory won in 1:59.2, a pretty fair time. Southerner Ed Brandi legged in second and Finnell from Normal whened In third.
Matheney from Eastern beat out Southern's hick Gregory in the mile run. Gregory got second and "Red" Skekon of Northern was the third best man.
In the two mile lung-burner Southern failed to place a man in any of the first three positions for the first and only time in the track events. Northern's Shelton won. Edmundson from Eastern was second and Wick, Northern, was third.
Biggs and Beals, Eastern, finished in that order behind Wilson in the 120 highs.
Wilson was not to be outdone In any hurdles in this meet; he also won the 220 lows in.25.5. Carter from Eastern was second and War- field, Southern, gleaned the third place coints.
Southern won the mile relay in
rather good time considering the windy, rainy weather conditions. Thetr winning time was. 328.9. Eastern was second and Northern third. Western did not run.
Southern didn't fare so well In the field events. They took no firsts, oniy two seconds and one third.
Tams of Northern won the pole ‘vault. Moore of Southern, was sec ond and Huèi from Nonnar leaped third. The.winnlng jump was 12.4.
A Westerner, Stoner, . leaped the highest in the high jump. His win ning leap was 6-1. Saluki Blythe got Some points for second and Norma! Tiedhird Nikcolas was third.
Redbird Dellamaria jumped 22- ft. to take a first in the broad jump. Anderson from Normal was second and Westerner Harris was third best
RedbUd Clark put the shot 46. ft. to take first place. Borton of Eastern had the second longest throw and Fisher of Eastern bad the third best heave.
Hawle of Northern won the discus with a 137-8 ¾ heave. Schussler of Normal was second and Saluki List threw for third place.
SIU also failed to place anyone in the first three positions in the javelin throw. Grant, Northern, won, Shaw, Normal was second and Dellamaria, Northern took third place. The winning toss was 169-1.
This was southern's sixth victorious tack meet of this season. The other five were dual meets against Rolla, Western, Cape. Eastern. and Normal.
100 yard—Sprehe S, Brown E, Shuppert 5, . Cilin E, Bellamaria
N. Time—.lO.3.
220 yard—Sprehe. SchaiveW, Brown B, Shuppert 5, Bryant IN. TIme—.22.6
440 yard—Schaive W, DeNcal 5, Warfield 5, Marberry IN, Croft N.
Branch 5,
J. Finnell IN, ' Barnes'.N, D. Fin- nell IN. Time—1659.2.
Mile rin—Matheney E; Gregory 5, Skelton.N, BarnesN. Benner IN.
Two Mile nm—Shelton N, Edmundson B, Wick N, Mitchell E, Benner IN. TIme—l008.7.
120.HH—Wiison S, Biggs B. Beals B, Rogers S. Thorthon W. Tlme—.15J (New SIU and State meet record.)'
200.LH—Wilson 5, Carter B, Warfield 5, Biggs B, Kimmel N. Time—.25.5.
Mile Relay—Southern, Illinois Normal, Eastern, Northern. Time— 3.28.9. (Western did not run.)
Pole vault—Tans N, Moore
and Hazer IN second place tie. -Hil1
and O'Neal. N, and.Knice!y F and HarrisW aid Aibiet IN tied for fourth. Height—12-4.
High Jump—Stoner W, Blytlir
5. Nicholas IN and Anderson IN
tie for third, Lane.5 and Morgan
5, tie for fifth. Height—6.l.
Broad Jump—Dellamaria N, An derson IN, Harris W, Gilpin B. lavel S. ‘Dlstance.—22.5½.
Shot Put.--Clark IN, Borton B. Fisher. E, Edwards. IN, Hawle N. Distanec—A6.2¼..
- Discus—Hawle N, Schussler IN, East 5, MosirN, West.E. Distance
—137-8 ¼.
Javelin—Grant N, Sliaw IN, DelJamaria N, Swalec IN, Shoenacher

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