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Wednesday, May 8, 1957
IE I wood Sets
Afeiv Mile Marl
Bob Elwood set a new mark in
the mile run in a 'ual track meet
held in Ames.
His mark helped Nebraska score
tlams in four events Tuesday as
KU swamped Iowa State 91-40.
Sleek Keith Gardner raced to a
win in the 120-yard and the 220
yard dash and anchored the win
ning Husker mile relay outfit to
lead the way for Nebraska.
Gusty winds kept the athletes
from rewriting the meet record
books Nebraska broke four
marks and tied one and Iowa
State broke three.
Gardner's 14:3 time in the highs
Was one of the outstanding per
formances, as was the 6-4 high
jump by Dale Knotek. '
Elwood bettered his own previous
record with a 4:24.8 performance.
Ken Pollard bettered the pole
lows State's Phil Delavan tossed
the shot 54-1 feet to break a meet
record that had stood for 26 years.
100-yard dash Won by Don
Phillipps (N); 2 Dick Jahr (N);
3 Graves (IS). Time :09.9
(ties record set by Lee of Nebraska,
220-yard dash Won by Keith
Gardner (N); 2 Jahr (N); 3
Phillipps (N). Time :22.5.
440-yard dash Won by Bruce
Skinner (N); 2 Don House (N);
3 Don Ficke (N). Time :50.1.
880-yard run Won by Knolly
Barnes (N); 2 Myer (IS); 3
Sanson (IS). Time 1:57.4.
Mile run Won by Bob Elwood
(N); 2 - Jolly (IS); 3 Teght
meyer (IS). Time 9:47.9.
120-yard high hurdles Won by
Gardner (N); 2 Bill Marten
N); Bill Hawkins (N). Time
:14.3 (betters old record of :14.9
set by Hager (IS) in 1931 and tied
by Smoots (N), 1941).
220-yard low hurdles Won by
Marten (N); 2 Hawkins (N);
3 Sweeney (IS). Time :25.4.
Mile relay Won by Nebraska
(Ficke, Barnes, House, Gardner).
Shot nut Won by Phil Deavan
(IS): 2 Binder (IS): 3 Yoder
(IS). Distance 54-1 (betters old
reeord of 49-11 by Rhea, Nebras
Discus Won by Ralph Yoder
(IS): 2 Max Kitzelman (N);
3 Al Rosen (N). Distance
159-4 (betters old record of 149-0
set by Howard Debus, Nebraska,
Broad iumo Won by Bill Haw
kins (N); 2 Chuck, Wollaston
(N); 3 Phillipps (N). Distance
Pole Vault Won by Ken Pol-
laM (N): 2 Dick Campbell (IS);
3 .Fellinger (IS). Height-13-51
Mullison. Iowa State. 1956).
Hieh iumn Won by Dale Kno
tek (N); Height -4 (betters record
of 6-3Vi by Stewart, Iowa Mate,
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Courtesy Lincoln Journal
I q A V " i J
Top Prep Tracksters Invdde Stadium;
Stellar Performances In Sight
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Al Karle, veteran second base- is currently clubbing the horse
man for the Sharpe diamond ere hide at a .289 clip.
Al Karle Anchors
This Friday and Saturday at the
University of Nebraska Stadium
the annual state track meet will
be held for participants from high
schools all over the state.
With a fine group of talent rep
resenting every corner of the state,
the meet should leave little to be
desired. Such stellar cinder per
formers as Ray Knaub, J. D. Shaf
er, Larry Fisher, Joe and Emmett
American Horse, and Ron Callan
should bring to the cinder oval a
crrmin nf voune. well-trained atn-
letes who should give the specta
tors a sparkling display ot taieni.
The fastest time posted in tne
SDrints thus far in the season are
those of Ray Knaub of Scottsbluff.
The Gate City ace is threatening
the marks oi the century run as
well as the 220-yard dash witn nis
hrilliant runnines. Knaub should
take a double win with these two
events but he will be hard pressed
by Mike Iseman of Fremont and
Dave Wells of Omaha Benson in
the 100-yard dash and by MiKe ise
man and Roger Sayers of Omaha
rwrrai in the 220 event. Both of
the two lads rushing Knaub in the
century have sped througn tne w
second barrier but Knaub still
By JLM COURTNEY
Staff Sports Writer
KU Raids Chicago ...
It seems as though the Big Seven schools are being accused of
abducting athletes from the Chicago area.
Northwestern Athletic Director Stu Holcomb fired the comment
with recent developments concerning the subject. Stu listed several
schools who have been raiding the area to gain footballers while the
Big Ten schools must wait to respect a recent law passed by the
Big Ten that states no Big Ten school may approach a prep athlete
With a formal or legal tender of aid until June 15.
While the schools in that loop are waiting out the time it seems
as though swne of the other schools in the nation are selecting the
choicest prospects and leaving the prepsters that are not induced
to leave, behind.
Nebraska has been named as one of the villains who has been
guilty of abducting these poor helpless waifs. From the commotion
the Big Ten is raising 1 suppose they'll have another poor season.
Prospects For Football Team? . . .
During the course of the Ivy Day events thirteen men were tac
kled by men of the Nebraska campus. Some were barely nudged by
their predecessors but others were rolled for some distance by their
vicious informers. One in particular was the tackle of Bob Cook.
The big lad had about 20 yards run and when he hit basketeer Don
Smidt the impact was heard throughout the crowd. Maybe Mr. Jen
nings could look next year for his gridiron prospects among the ranks
of the newly elected Innocents.
Little Willie Shoemaker has been suspended from racing for 15
days by the Churchill Downs officials who stated that Willie had pulled
up on his nag, Gallant Man, at the 16th pole. Willie said that he had
misjudged the pole and thought it was the finish line. The horse Willie
was riding came in second in a photo finish with Calumet's Iron
Liege. I wonder which one Willie had his money bet on?
State Track meet . . .
High school lads all over the state are prepping for the annual
classic, the state track meet. This year the annual event will be dis
playing some exceptionally fine talent emphasizing everything from
the sprints to Jhe weights.
The meet will be held this Friday and Saturday. I believe the con
test will be a very interesting event to watch. I don't believe anyone
would be disappointed if they were to go witness the event.
By BOB WIRZ
Staff Sports Writer
One of the big reasons for Ne
braska's baseball team having a
9-4 mark going into the week end
series at Missouri is second base
man Al Karle. The little man has
been one of the team leaders in
every department in the first 13
games of the season.
Karle is in his second year with
the Cornhusker baseball squad.
Last season Al hit .302 playing in
almost every game. He is present
ly moving along at a .289 clip with
12 hits and 11 runs scored.
The 5' 6" 150 pound athlete got
his start in baseball in his home
town of Grand Island. At that
time, Karle was playing shortstop
on the GI Legion team. After
graduation from high school Karle
went to the service and he spent
two years in Germany and played
very little baseball during this pe
riod of time.
Karle enrolled at Nebraska aft
r his diseharee from the service.
He had his heart set on playing
baseball for the Cornhuskers ana
that dream came true last year
when Al was 24 years old.
Being too small for many sports
Karle gave everything he had to
baseball and it has turned out to
be a blessing for coach Tony
Sharpe and Husker followers.
Al's being small doesn't seem to
hamper his play one bit and in
fact it helps him many times in
getting a base on balls. Last season
shame had Karle in the leadoff
spot most of the season and he
did a very commendable jod. now-
ever, .this season he was moveo.
down one notch to let a faster
Gary Reimers lead off. With
Karle being a good hit and run
man the number two position nas
worked out well for him.
nHHlv enoueh Al's big thrill in
baseball did not come while play
ing either Legion ball or Big Seven
baseball. It was one night several
when the GI athlete
was playing second base for a
team in the Nebraska Independent
League. Karle got the big thrill
hv blastine two home runs off of
Fred Wells a top North Platte
hurler. Wells once pitched lor Lin
coln in the Western League.
As the biz thrill shows, Karle
does have quite a bit of power for
a little man. He has one homer
this spring and it came at a cru
cial time aga nst the Air i o r c e
Academy. The Huskers went on to
win the eame 4-2 as Mr. second
base scored three of the four runs.
Al still has one more year of
plii?ihilitv and he should be a big
star for the Cornhuskers again
He is majoring in Business Ad
ministration and hopes to work n
sales of some kind after gradua
tion. Karle is married and h i s
wife, the former Betty Ziggafoos
holds the edge over them.
In the 440 spotlight J. D. Shafer
of Hastings stands predominant.
The bespectacled youngster has
been clocked with :50.6 time dur
ing the regular season and with a
person such as Dennis Dunning of
Creighton Prep close on his heels
he might be force to produce a
new state record to nab the medal.
The 880-yard event will be a real
thriller with two such standouts
as Ron Callan of McCook and
Gary Larson of Northeast entered
in the competition.
The relay events during the two
day period should provide the real
thrill for the fans but there should
no dispute concerning the winner
of the 880-yard relay as Scotts
bluff has far outdistanced all other
competitors in that event. Omaha
Central, boasting some very good
440 and 880-yard runneis, seem
the team to watch snap the tape in
the mile relay but their time will
probably fall far short of the rec
Larrv Fisher, outstanding per
former from last year's meet will
also of GI, teaches school in Lin- Wt Repalr Llghters. Ciitr smok shop,
coin. . "I N- 12th-
like women everywhere, her dreams
are dreams of beauty.
SHE WILL LOVE
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be gunning for the medal in hii
specialty, the shot nit. The hefty
lad has heaved the weight 59 feet
this year and looks like a cinch to
win the event and with one of his
regular tosses should rewrite the
record. In the discus event Larry
will be vying for the medal to
make himself a double winner but
his chances look very slim with
the talents of Curtis Rutt being
displayed at the meet. Rutt looks
like the man to win but an upset
The pole vault medal looks like
it should be grabbed by Scotts
bluff's Jim Kraft. Jim has left
most of his competitors far out
of the race for the ceiling vault
and should easily romp to the win
in that event.
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Huffman Earns fastest
Speed In "500" Praztke
Troy Ruttman, youngest driver
ever to win the 500 mile gasoline
classic, the big Memorial Day race,
has established himself as one of
the top contenders for the win
ning laurels in this year's eventi
Ruttman who won- the event in
1952 when he was 22 years old
turned a lap at 142.4 miles an hour
Tuesday which was the top speed
since the track opened May 1 and
even better considering that en
gines competing in the contest
must be reduced with regards to
last year's accident marred race.
The car is owned by A. J. Wat
ion cf Glendale, California. The
snpedster is a 251.6-cubic-inch Of
fenhauser engine as compared with
engine ranging in the 270s as com
pared in recent years. Watson
built the winning cars for Pat Fla
hartv of Chicago last year and for
the late Bob Swikert in 1955.
Ruttman was knocked out of the
last "running" in a tangle with
Keith Andrews on the main
straightaway. Neither was hurt but
Johnny Thomson skidded into the
pits to miss the wreck and badly
injured a crewman.
Two men. Jimmy Reece and
George Amick, have had accidents
so far in the practice period but
no one was hurt.
KU Lead In
B i g Seven conference sports
teams are carrying their weight in
national collegiate competition this
Oklahma leads the way so far
with national titles won in football
and wrestling and a seventh in
Bud Wilkinson tutored the Soon
er pigskinners, Port Robertson
coached the Sooner wrestlers and
Matt Mann handled the Sooner
swimmers. It was the third nation'
al title here each for Wilkinson
Kansas has already picked off
two seconds in NCAA competition
Coach Dick Harp's Jayhawker
basketball team carried North
Carolina three extra periods be
fore bowing in the NCAA finals
Coach Bill Easton's 'Kansas cross
country squad was runner-up t
Michigan State last fall.
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