1940 NCAA Track and Field Championships

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1940 NCAA Track and Field Championships
Host cityMinneapolis, Minnesota
Date(s)June 1940
Main stadiumMemorial Stadium
Events14
1939
1941

The 1940 NCAA Track and Field Championships was the 19th NCAA track and field championship. The event was held at the University of Minnesota's Memorial Stadium in June 1940. The University of Southern California won its sixth consecutive team title.[1]

The meet took place during a two-day downpour that flooded the stadium and forced the field events to be moved indoors at the Minnesota field house.

Team Result[edit]

Rank Team Points
1st, gold medalist(s) USC 44
2nd, silver medalist(s) Stanford 28⅔
3rd, bronze medalist(s) California
Penn State
24
4 LSU 22
5 Indiana
Texas
20
6 Michigan 19
7 Nebraska 18⅓
8 Washington State
Tufts
Rice
18

Track events[edit]

100-yard dash[edit]

  1. Barney Ewell, Penn State - 9.6 seconds
  2. Clyde Jeffrey, Stanford
  3. Bill Brown, LSU
  4. Harold Stickel, Pitt
  5. Leo Tarrant, Alabama State

120-yard high hurdles[edit]

  1. Ed Dugger, Tufts - 13.9 seconds (NCAA record, tied American record)
  2. Fred Wolcott, Rice
  3. Boyce Gatewood, Texas
  4. Frank Fuller, Virginia
  5. Jim McGoldrick, Washington

220-yard dash[edit]

  1. Barney Ewell, Penn State - 21.1 seconds (American record)
  2. Billy Brown, LSU
  3. Mickey Anderson, USC
  4. Leo Tarrant, Alabama State
  5. George Koettel, Oklahoma

220-yard low hurdles[edit]

  1. Fred Wolcott, Rice - 23.1 seconds
  2. Ed Dugger, Tufts
  3. Boyce Gatewood, Texas
  4. Jim Buck, Oregon
  5. Harold Stickel, Pitt

440-yard dash[edit]

  1. Lee Orr, Washington State - 47.3 seconds
  2. Gene Littler, Nebraska
  3. Howard Upton, USC
  4. Warren Breidenbach, Michigan
  5. Fred Alliniece, Prairie View Texas State

880-yard run[edit]

  1. Campbell Kane, Indiana - 1:51.5
  2. Ed Burrowes, Princeton
  3. Paul Moore, Stanford
  4. James Kehoe, Maryland
  5. Denzil Wiedil, California

One-mile run[edit]

  1. John Munski, Missouri
  2. Leslie MacMitchell, NYU
  3. Lou Zamperini, USC
  4. Mason Chronister, Maryland
  5. Max Lenover, Loyola of Chicago

Two-mile run[edit]

  1. Roy Fehr, Michigan State - 9 minutes, 18.9 seconds
  2. Dixon Garner, Washington State
  3. Ralph Scwarzkopf, Michigan
  4. Tom Quinn, Michigan Normal
  5. Ray Harris, Kansas

Field events[edit]

Long jump[edit]

1. Jackie Robinson, UCLA - 24 feet, 10¼ inches
2. Billy Brown, LSU
3. Welles Hodgson, Minnesota
4. Pat Turner, UCLA
5. William Lacefield, UCLA

High jump[edit]

1. Don Canham, Michigan - 6 feet, 6⅜ inches
1. John Wilson, USC - 6 feet, 6⅜ inches
3. Alfred Flechner, Idaho
4. Don Boydston, Oklahoma A&M
4. Joshua Williamson, Xavier of New Orleans
4. Russell Wulff, Stanford

Pole vault[edit]

1. Kenny Dills, USC - 13 feet, 10 inches
2. Quinn Smith, California
3. George Hoffman, Fresno State
4. Ralph Ross, Army
5. William Williams, Wisconsin

Discus throw[edit]

1. Archie Harris, Indiana - 162 feet, 4½ inches
2. Jack Hughes, Texas - 161 feet, 6 inches
3. Al Blozis, Georgetown - 161 feet, 5 inches
4. A. Cornet, Stanford
5. Edsel Wibbels, Nebraska

Javelin[edit]

1. Martin Biles, California - 204 feet, 10 inches
2. Herbert Grote, Nebraska
3. Boyd Brown, Oregon
4. Nick Vukmanic, Penn State
5. Clarence Gehrke, Utah

Shot put[edit]

1. Al Blozis, Georgetown - 56 feet, 1/2 inch
2. Stan Anderson, Stanford
3. Herb Michael, California
4. Don McNeil, USC
5. John Mazyk, Pitt

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henry, Bill (1940-06-23). "N.C.A.A. Title Kept by Troy". Los Angeles Times.