Writers Vote Gehrmann Outstanding in Relays: Badger Distance Man Honored for Second Consecutive Year, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-02


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Writers Vote Gehrmann Outstanding in Relays Badger Distance Man Honored For Second Consecutive Year DES MOINES, Iowa, May 1 JUP.— Distance runner Don Gehrmann of Wisconsin was heralded today as the outstanding performer in the Drake.Relays. Newsmen who covered the annual classic Friday and Saturday voted Gehrmann the honor for the second consecutive year, but by a considerably slimmer margin than In 1949. They gave him 10 votes, compared with 22 last year. Gehrmann performed brilliantly, in anchoring the Badger sprint medley and distance relay teams Saturday. His unofficial time of 1:53.5 in the half mile gave Wisconsin the victory in the sprint medley. He almost caught Len Truex, of Ohio State, with his 4:14 in the distance medley despite a 20-yard lead handed Truex by his teammates. Tom Cox, Rice anchor man, received two votes from the reporters. Dick Stolpe, who anchored the Oklahoma Aggies to two relay victories, and Jerome Biffle of Denver University, who won the broad jump and placed in the high jump and 100-yard dash, each received two votes. The vote was taken before Don Cooper of Nebraska set the only new relays record. Coopers vault"of 14 feet, one inch, wiped out a mark of 14 feet, 1-16 inch set by Eefus Bryan of Texas. Oklahoma A and M starred in the team events. The Aggies won the half-mile, mile and two-mile events.

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