The Cougar trackmen, behind the expert coaching of Jack Patterson, placed second to Oklahoma
A&M in the Missouri Valley Conference and
ranked very high across the nation in sprints and
This may not sound too amazing, except when
you consider the U of H track squad was only
They say solid competition is a great thing for
perfection, and five times Coach Patterson had
to watch his relay teams run second to the great
Texas Longhorn teams. Four times, Texas had to
establish new records to edge the frustrated
Coach Patterson is fast developing into one of
the great track coaches. He has probably done
more with less than any other coach. Working
with a very thin squad, he molded runners into
events they had never run before.
Larry McBride ran the low hurdles for the first
time this year and by the end of the year had
developed into one of the top hurdlers in the
Our hats are off to a great coach and team who
gave it all they had, but could not quite attain
As Harv Boughton, sports editor put it, "It's
like climbing an unsealed mountain only to find
somebody selling hot dogs on top."
Kneeling and sitting: Cooper, Petkovsek, Clement, Richers, Boone. Standing, left to right: Spillios, Stegall, Jones, Fowler,
Pruitt, McBride, Grainger, Mcllroy, Armstrong, Jett, Coach Patterson.
Boone, Jett, Jones, McBride 40.6
Boone, Jett, Jones, McBride 126.0
Fowler, Petkovsek, Boone,
220-YARD LOW HURDLES
120-YARD HIGH HURDLES
Spillios - 156'0"
Spillios 49'8 7/8"
Mcllroy 177'5 3/4"
Stengall -- - 22' 6 3/4"