HEARTBREAK ON HIGH
An evening of incandescent moments at the Millrose Games reached its peak in this splendid instant when Vaulter Bob Gutowski appeared to clear a record 15 feet 9 inches—but then the bar came tumbling down. Like Bob Richards, he scored a still notable 15 feet 6
Crossing the bar, Richards looks to pit after clearing 15 feet on his way to evening's top of 15 feet 6 inches.
Top vaulters Richards and Gutowski congratulate each other on making the finest climbs of their careers.
February 18, 1957
Plummeting disconsolately, Richards fails in his bid for a record. He has cleared 15 feet 109 times in six years.
Ron Delany outlegs Laszlo Tabori to the finish of the Wanamaker Mile in 4:06.7. Although the Hungarian led the field into the final 220 yards, he could not match Delany's closing sprint, which carried him from eight yards back to an easy victory.
Arnie Sowell glides out of the final turn for the tape ahead and a 1:50.3 indoor world-record clocking for the 880-yard run, as Tom Courtney desperately tries to overtake him. It was eighth consecutive time that Sowell has beaten Courtney on boards.
THE AVERAGE MAN GETS A NEW HERO—HE'S 5 FOOT 9
In an age of basketball giants the man of average stature has little opportunity to rejoice or excel. But his champion has now dribbled forth—Columbia's 5-foot 9-inch Chet Forte (left), who, momentarily, wrested the big-college scoring lead from 7-foot Wilt Chamberlain last week when he scored 36 points against Yale. One man's fancy feats, however, do not always win ball games, as Yale's Johnny Lee and Company (below) demonstrated by defeating the Lions 103-87. Now turn the page and meet the derrick-high hero of the great Southwest