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The Bulova Phototimer. The high speed camera was mounted on top of a station wagon. The back of the wagon was a makeshift dark room. This was the latest in photofinish technology in the 1940s and 1950s.

Marching bands take the field at the Drake Relays on a cloudy day in the 1950s.

A jumper dives over the bar in the high jump.

An athlete competes in the High Jump.

Runners at the start of the Shuttle Relay, a race on the infield grass for elementary school kids.

An Arizona State runner wearing his Sun Devils warm up jacket.

Pictured from right to left: Don Steffen of Iowa, Don Brooks of Pacific University, Paul Leming of Texas A&M, Val Walker of SMU, Bill Howton of Rice, unidentified, and Jim Philbee of Bradley. Don Brooks won the 120-Yard High Hurdles with a time of…

Relays Queen Rachel Marie Nordberg of the University of Miami-Ohio with members of a victorious relay team from East High School (Des Moines).

1951 was a great year for Drake University's track team at the Drake Relays. Drake won three relay events: the One-Mile, the 440 and the 880. Pictured is the 440 relay team. In all three races Jim Lavery was the anchor. The athletes from left to…

Rachel Marie Nordberg of University of Miami Ohio was the 1951 Relays Queen. Here she presents a runner from her school with an award.