SUDDEN LEAP TO FAME
Using his spectacular jump finish, Charley Paddock bolstered his reputation as "the world's fastest human" by winning-two American sprint titles 30 years ago this week. In both the 100-yard and 220-yard dashes at the National A.A.U. outdoor track and field championships, the Los Angeles sprinter tied the world records of 9.6 seconds and 20.8 seconds, respectively, which he already held. To win, the 24-year-old Paddock had to defeat Loren Murchison, the defending champion and his foremost American rival in both events. A fast starter, the Newark A.C. dash star led the 100-yard dash until the last 10 yards. At that point Paddock drove his powerful legs hard, climaxing the effort with a tremendous jump toward the finish line. In the 220, Paddock beat his rival by a good four yards.