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Vol. 1, No. 248 Chicago, Friday, July 12, 1512
UNITED STATES ATHLETES ARE MAKING CLEAN-UP.
Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden,
July 12. Starting the day's com
petition with an overwhelming
lead in points over their nearest
opponents, the American Olymp
ic athletes drew farther ahead as
a result of a clean sweep in the
110-meter hurdles, first place in
the broad jump and second and
third in the discus throw.
' At the beginning of the day's
ssport the scores in track and field
everfts exclusively were: United
States, 50; Finland, 16; Great
Britain, 10; Sweden, 5 ; Greece, 3;
Canada, 3 Germany, 2; Norway,
2 ; France, 2 ; Hungary, 1 ; Italy, 1.
In the 110-meter hurdles Fred
Kelley of the Seattle A. A. trailed
his field until the last two hurdles,
when a wonderful burst of speed
carried him into the lead. Powell,
an Englishman, was 'first off he
mark, but he was unable to keep
pace with the Americans. Wen
dell of Wesleyan University was
second, with Hawkins of Mul
tonomah A. C, Portland, getting
third place from Powell. Time,
15 1-10 seconds.
A. L. Gutterson of the Univer
sity of Vermont, leaped 24 feet 11
inches onliis first try in the broad
jump, ar new- Olympic -record.
Bricker, Canada, was second,
Aberr of Sweden taking third
Upsets in form marked the dis
cus throw, in which Jim Duncan,
the Yankee dish heaver, was con
ceded first place by all experts.
The best Duncan could do was
third. Taipals of Finland won,
R. L. Byrd, Adrian college, sec
ond; distance, 148 feet V2 inches,
a new record. Ralph Rose and'
Babe MacDonald, two Americans
who, with Duncan, were expect
ed to sweep the event, were far,
short in their heaves.
In the 3,000 meter team race the
American team sprang a surprise
by defeating the great Finnish'
quintet in the first heat. Germany;
and England also won their heats,
but the Americans are co'nced vic
tory in the finals tomorrow. Ber
na, Taber, Scott, Kiviat and Bon
hag comprisethe team.
Meredith, the Mercersburg1
schoolboy, continued his sensa
tional work when he won the
fourth heat of the semi-finals in
the 400-meter rim. He put Patch
ing out of further competition,
but also eliminated Mel,Shep
pard, who was in the same heat.
Reidpath of-Syracuse won; the