Richards Sets European Mark, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-11


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Richards Sets European Mark GLASGOW, Scotland, June 9 UP.— Bob Richards, the pole vaulting parson from LaVerne, Calif., set a new British and European record in his specialty today with a leap of 14 feet, eight inches in the police sports track and field meet at Hampden Park. A crowd of 40,000 watched Richards, former University of Illinois star, break the old British mark of 14 feet, three inches set by Cornelius Warmerdam, one-time U. S. Olympic champion, in 1938.

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