Attlesey Sets World Hurdle Mark: USC Senior Dashes 120 Yards in 13.5, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-15


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Attlesey Sets World Hurdle Mark USC Senior Dashes 120 Yards in 13.5 Finishes Ten Paces Ahead Of Opposition to Better Record Held by Dillard FRESNO. CALIF., May 13 UP. — Dick Attlesey, University of Southern California senior, set a new worlds record in the 120-yard high hurdles here . today as he sped the distance in 13.5 seconds as the West Coast Relays got underway. The worlds recognized approved record for the distance is 13.6 by Harrison Dillard, the colored ace from Baldwin-Wallace College. Attlesey made his mark in the opening event of the intercollegiate division, of the West Coast Relays. He finished 10 yards ahead of anyone else in the field. There was a following wind of 4.47 but this is acceptable. The rules allow a following wind up to seven miles an hour. Record in High School Division Downing McKee of the San Francisco Olympic Club was second and Jack Barnes, of USC, was third. Another new mark was set in the opening event of the high school division when Don Edwards of Bakersfield, Calif., broke the relays mark in the 120-yard high hurdle with a record of 14.5 Attlesey, who just turned 21 Wednesday, had "trained" for this race by spending the past three days acting in a USC production of Noel Cowards play "Present Laughter."

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