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Wilt Chamberlain of University of Kansas stands with Drake Relays officials. Chamberlain won the high jump along with Don Stewart of Southern Methodist, with a height of 6 ft. 6 1/4 inches.

A majorette does a routine in front of the pole vault competition. There was a three-way tie in the pole vault that year, with Ed Hoyle of Marquette University, Ken Pollard of the University of Nebraska and Jim Johnston of Purdue reaching the height…

A preliminary heat for the 1958 100-Yard Dash. Ira Murchison of Western Michigan went on to win the final event with a time of 9.5 seconds.

Al Oerter of the University of Kansas was the Discus winner from 1956-1958 at the Drake Relays. His toss of 185 feet, 7.5 inches in 1958 set a new Drake Relays record.

Ira Murchison of Western Michigan wins the 100-Yard Dash with a time of :09.5.

A runner for Ames High School in the Two-Mile Relay. Ames won the Two-Mile Relay with a time of 8:09.7.

Alex Henderson (Arizona State) in the middle, won the 1959 two mile run with a time of 8:57.4. Left, David Peelle (Beloit) and Ernst Kleynhans (Oklahoma). Right, Thomas O'Neal (Abilene) and Tom O'Riordan (Idaho State). All ran in the 1959 race. …

Alex Henderson of Arizona State University in the Two-Mile Run. Henderson won the event in 1959 with a time of 8:57.4. He also won in 1958 with a time of 8:51.3, a Drake Relays record. Henderson held the American Collegiate Record with a time of…

Hayes Jones of Eastern Michigan College ran the 120-Yard High Hurdles with a time of 13.7. He was a member of a world record setting 4x100-meter relay team.

Jesse Owens looks at an award with a runner from North High School.