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September 24, 1965

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 W" r*  Frlday,Sept. 24, 1965--(Seconecfion)--THE PROGRESS*- Undoubtedly, the most-watched athlete in the 196S indoor track meet was the Spokane Sparrow, Olympic distance runner Gerry Lindgren. The 18-year-old Wash- ington State University freshman highlighted the two-mile run. Reading the Lindgren photos dockwlse, Gerry takes off from the starting line with (from left)Jim Ross, SeaHte Pacific College; Karl Welser, University of Washington; Lindgren; Chris Westman, WSU: John Cobb, University of Oregon; and Doug Brown, another name-liner from Montana State University. All alone, Gerry hits the tape at 8:40.9 --ome I I seconds ahead of second-placer Brown. At the completion of one mile, the SRO crowd stood as one to cheer Lindgren on. A handsome trophy for Gerry to keep was presented by meet co-chairman Vernon F. Raschko. Raschko, sharing the meet chairmanship with Lee Sinclair, was a prime mover and architect in the invitational becoming a reality. Named the meef's Most Outstanding Athlete, Gerry is swarmed by admiring CYOers for his auograph. Phil Shlnnlck, University of Washington broad and high jumper, turned in dual wins at the invitational spectacular. He cleared the high jump bar at 6-9 and soared 25-1 in the broad jump plf. The former Gonzaga Prep of Spokane star, a model for CYOers, could easily have been named the meet's outstanding athlete but bowed o his fellow Spokane star, Gerry Lindgren. This poignant scene points out the worth of a track meet for the sake of particioatlng athletes. Brian Sternberg, Tormer University of Washington holder of the world's pole vau;t record prior to an accident fhatparalyzed him, talks with LaSalle College's John Uelses (seated). Uelses was the fmst man to clear 16 feet and brough+world atten- tion to the fiberglass pole. The American Indoor record holder of 16-41/2 came in second with a 15-4 vault, behind winning William Fosdick of Universffy of Southern California with 15-7. i Look for more SECOND ANNUAL SEATTLE INVITATIONAL SAT./FEB. S/1966/8 P.M. SEATTLE COLISEUM SEATTLE CENTER track thrills in 1966 1966 Indoor Track Meet Committee General co-chairmen -- Ron MacMillan and Frank Scott. Meet diroctor -- Stan Hiserman, track coach, University of Wash- ington, and assisted by Lee E. Sinclair and Earl Spangler. Sales coordinator -- Clyde Bennett. Block ticket sales -- Jerry Banchero. Letters for tickets -- Mrs. Genevieve Arnaud, CYO staff. Speakers -- Ron MacMillan and Frank Scott. Program -- Vernon F. Raschko. Track installation -- James A. Rider. Finance -- Thomas T. Kobayashi. Hotd reservations -- Dr. C. Merle Hanley. Coliseum coordination, athletes' reception and gifts and trophies -- Milton A. Link. Corporation secretary -- P. Daniel Rooney. CYO coordinator -- J. Gordon Hamilton Public relations -- Dick FrieL Transportation -- Maurice Elbert.