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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 04, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 9

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The Champion Athlete Sisters, Nita
and Lyba Sheffield.
Berkeley, Cal., May 4. Reared
from infants whose lives were de
spaired of by their physician father,
on nature's own tonics pf fresh air,
salt-water and sunshine, Miss Nita
and Miss Lyba Sheffield are today the
women champion college athletes on
the Pacific coast. They have annex
ed nearly every trophy in women's
athletics in the University of Cali
fornia,' where they are juniors.
They are champion swimmers, div
ers, runners and basketball players.
In a recent endurance -"hike" they
walked 50 miles in 15 hours, the last
fcalf of the journey through a snow-
storm. On Aug. 21, 1911, he sisters
swim the Golden Gate, Miss Nita
making the trip in 46 minutes and
Miss Lyba in 43. On March 9, 1912,
tney rescued two me nfrom drown
ing. This year they won the interclass
regatta and the inter-collegiate fenc-

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