NIGHT AND DAY TRACK
This is an article from the April 23, 1956 issue
The Texas Relays play host to athletes from half a continent in two days and a night of rousing competition at Austin
Muscular Shotputter Bill Neider of Kansas broke the NCAA record here with a toss of 59 feet 9 inches, then, back home a few days later, climbed into Parry O'Brien's class with one of 60 feet 3 inches.
Relaxed Runners line up at right to await starter's command of "On your mark" for special Olympic-distance 100-meter race, while spectators cluster to watch finish in stadium designed for Longhorn football.
Stylish High Jumper Ernie Shelton, former Southern California star who has done near-record 6 feet 11¼ inches, rolls over bar in warm-up before final afternoon exhibition which took him to 6 feet 7½ inches.
Flying Sprinter Bobby Morrow of Abilene Christian, unbeaten in 100 since his junior year in high school, crosses the finish line in 9.5 seconds, comfortably ahead of closest pursuer, Texas' Bobby Whilden.
WISCONSIN TURNS OUT FOR COLLEGE BOXING
The proud city off Madison—the Athens off Wisconsin—proudly played host last week to the national collegiate (NCAA) boxing championships. Typical off Madison's warm, enthusiastic hospitality to the nation's best college fighters Is the scene above: following an awards luncheon, Gov. Walter J. Kohler (front row center, dark suit) led the boys, their coaches, University of Wisconsin officials and some of the state's most notable businessmen outside for a group portrait. Later Wisconsin proved to be as good at fighting as entertaining; before crowds totaling 37,000 the Badgers won the NCAA title and unveiled one fighter the world will hear about (see SI next week)