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This Day in Observe & Subject-February 8, Howard Drew, Eamonn Coghlan, Ajee’Wilson and Ellie Purrier St. Pierre! by Walt Murphy’s Information and Outcomes Service

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This Day in Observe & Subject–February 8

by Walt Murphy’s Information and Outcomes Service  (, used with permission.

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 1916—USC’s Howard Drew set a World Report of 10-flat for 100-yards on the NYAC Video games, which had been held on the twenty second Regiment Armory (the present Armory).

Drew had been favored to win the 100-meter on the 1912 Olympics however pulled a muscle whereas successful his semi-final race in Stockholm. Ralph Craig, who had been crushed by Drew on the Jap U.S. Olympic Trials, received the gold medal within the 100 (and the 200).

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A 2nd World Report was set by future Corridor-of-Famer Ted Meredith, who ran 59.8 for 500 yards.

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1991–Competing on the Vitalis/Meadowlands Inv., the place Eamonn Coghlan set the Mile World Report of three:49.78 in 1983, 20-year-old Noureddine Morceli of Algeria fell brief in his try to set a brand new mark (and gather the $100,000 bonus that was on the road). His successful time of  3:50.81 was nonetheless the Third-fastest in historical past, trailing solely Coghlan, who had additionally run 3:50.6 in 1981.

        Solely a 12 months or two earlier than that assembly, director Ray Lumpp obtained a name from his previous buddy, Ted Banks, who had been the pinnacle coach at UTEP throughout that faculty’s unimaginable NCAA run throughout the Seventies and early Nineteen Eighties. Banks was now at Riverside Neighborhood Faculty in California and was asking Lumpp if he had room in his mile for this promising younger runner he was now teaching. Saying his area was packed, Lumpp politely turned down Banks’s request. The runner, in fact, was Morceli!

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2020—Three American Data had been set in 70 minutes on the Millrose Video games at N.Y.’s Armory.

Donavan Brazier ran 1:44.22 within the Males’s 800 to interrupt his own-year-old mark of 1:44.41.

This file was completely surprising, with Elle (“Ellie”) Purrier, a farm woman from Vermont, smashing Mary Slaney’s 38-year-old mark of 4:20.5 along with her successful time of 4:16.85 within the Girls’s Wanamaker Mile.

Elle St. Pierre, picture by Jeff Benjamin

Ajee Wilson additionally took down her year-old file of 1:58.60 by successful the Girls’s 800 (for the 5th time) in 1:58.29.

In different highlights, Scotland’s Chris O’Hare received the Males’s Wanamaker Mile in 3:55.61 for the twond time in 3 years, Ryan Crouser received the Males’s Shot Put (72-9  ¾ [22.19]) for the twond 12 months in a row, beating Joe Kovacs (70-1/4[21.84]), his conqueror on the earlier 12 months’s World Championships in Doha, and Sandi Morris received the Girls’s Pole Vault with a Meet Report clearance of 16-1  ¼ (4.91).

Within the Males’s 3000, a race received by former Syracuse star Justyn Knight (7:46.36), Nico Younger, a senior at Newbury Park(C.A.) H.S. completed eleventh in 7:56.97 to interrupt the U.S. Excessive Faculty Report of seven:59.33, set by Drew Hunter (Loudoun Valley, VA) in 2016.

There was the standard post-meet celebration at Coogan’s, however nobody knew then that it might be the final one because the beloved gathering place shut its doorways for good quickly after as a result of pandemic!






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