As reported 44 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, April 20, 1961:
Harlem wins at track
Harlem High School won a triangle track meet by downing Evans and Hephzibah. Harlem had eight first places on their side to cap the victory.
Hardy King racked up three decisive victories in the 100-yard dash with a time of 11:2, the 220-yard dash with a time of 26:5 and the broad jump with a distance of 18 feet, 5 inches.
Phil Kelley outdistanced everyone in the discus with a throw of 102 feet, 4 inches. Harlem's mile relay team of King, Buddy Luckey, Bob Morris and Jeff Dorn outran all competitors with room to spare.
Gene Ansley put the "icing on the cake" with a heave of 38 feet, 6 inches in the shot put. This proved too far for anyone to touch. Lindsey Howard proved his endurance by passing every entry in the mile run with a time of 5:06.
Howard also won first place in the half-mile run in good time.
Citizens of Tomorrow
The Columbia News Citizens of Tomorrow for the week are Bobby Story, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence F. Story of Harlem; Bill Griffin, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Griffin of Harlem; and Jimmie Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Lewis of Harlem.
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