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The NCAA visits the wild East
Roy Terrell
June 26, 1961
For the first time in 40 years, the collegiate championships were held on the Atlantic seaboard. Seven records later, everyone—or almost everyone—conceded it wasn't such a bad idea after all
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June 26, 1961

The Ncaa Visits The Wild East

For the first time in 40 years, the collegiate championships were held on the Atlantic seaboard. Seven records later, everyone—or almost everyone—conceded it wasn't such a bad idea after all

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As the meet came to an end, a University of Pennsylvania official, thinking of the new records and the fine races that had been run on old Franklin Field, smiled. "The facilities," he said with some pride, "couldn't have been too bad."

"I would be more inclined," replied a California coach, "to attribute the results to some pretty good boys running around down there. No telling what they might have done out West."

The East may not get another NCAA track and field championship for 39 more years.

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