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This Day in Monitor & Discipline , Jackson Scholz, Jim Beatty, and Earl “Tommy” Thompson, February 10, 2024, by Walt Murphy’s Information and Outcomes Service

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This Day in Monitor & Discipline–February 10

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1920—Dartmouth’s Earl “Tommy” Thomson was a double winner on the Millrose Video games, ending first within the 70-yard Excessive and Low Hurdles.

Missouri’s Jackson Scholz received the 70-yard sprint over Loren Murchison and Charlie Paddock, whereas Joie Ray received the 4th of his 7 Wanamaker 1-1/2 mile races (the precursor to the Wanamaker Mile).

Representing his native Canada, Thomson would win the gold medal within the 110-meter Hurdles on the Antwerp Olympics later within the 12 months, with Murchison and Paddock profitable gold within the 4×100 relay(Paddock additionally received silver within the 200).

Jackson Scholz was the primary Olympian to compete in 3 video games, 1920, 1924, and 1928. He went on to develop into a pulp fiction novel author. picture: Public Area

Scholz would go on to develop into a 3-time U.S. Olympian, profitable gold within the 4×100 in 1920 and gold and silver, respectively, within the 200 and 100 in 1924. He was portrayed within the iconic film Chariots of Fireplace.

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1962–Two world indoor information fell on the L.A. Instances Invitational. Jim Beatty turned the primary man to run a sub-4 minute mile indoors when he ran 3:58.9 to interrupt the earlier mark of 4:01.4, which was set by Irishman Ron Delany in 1959.  The second mark fell within the 1000 yards as  Peter Snell ran 2:06.0 to smash Ernie Cunliffe’s earlier mark of two:07.9.

            Given a heads-up by his coach, Mihály Iglói, that Beatty could be taking pictures for sub-4, ABC’s Large World of Sports activities was readily available to cowl the doubtless historic race. Sadly, I may solely hear the audio description of the race since my TV selected to go darkish throughout the next day’s broadcast! (I had averted studying any information accounts of the race).

January 1962 cowl of Monitor & Discipline Information, the Bible of the Sport, courtesy of TFN

            Getting assist from Los Angeles T.C. teammates László Tábori and Jim Grelle, Beatty took the lead for good with three laps to go, passing the three/4-mile cut up in about 3:01.2 after which sprinting away to historical past.


            SI Vault

            From “Carry Again the Mile”

            Beatty Appears Again


            Race Video(the audio is barely forward of the video):


Mike Fanelli took a more in-depth have a look at the sixtieth anniversary of Beatty’s historic race.

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