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Harrison Dillard speaks with KRNT radio. In 1947 Dillard set a Drake record in the 120 yard high hurdles with a time of 14.1. In 1949 he won the event again, and matched his record time of 14.1.

Harrison Dillard speaks with famed broadcaster Bill Stern of NBC radio. In 1947 Dillard set a Drake record in the 120 yard high hurdles with a time of 14.1. He won the event in both 1948 and 1949 with the time 14.1 seconds.

Harrison Dillard warms up. In 1947 Dillard set a Drake record in the 120-Yard High Hurdles with a time of 14.1. In 1949 he won the event again, and matched his record time of 14.1.

Relays Queen Norma Peterson (Southern Methodist) is escorted by Drake president H. G. Harmon. Behind Peterson are Drake students Marjorie Arnold (left) and Donna Weber (right).

Relays Queen Norma Peterson (center), with Queens Court members Marjorie Arnold (left) and Donna Weber (right). Arnold and Weber were both Drake students. Peterson was a student at Southern Methodist University.

Relays Queen Norma Peterson of Southern Methodist University.

A marching band circles the track in Drake Stadium proceeding the Drake Relays Queen.

A cameraman films a Relays event in 1949.

Runners clear the hurdles in the 120 high hurdles. Paige Christiansen of Michigan State won the event with a time of :14.6.

Don Gehrmann from the University of Wisconsin. Gehrmann anchored the Sprint Medley Relay and the Distance Medley Relay in 1949 leading both to victories. Gehrmann also anchored the University of Wisconsin's 1950 Sprint Medley and again led the way…