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Photographers protect their camera from the rain under a plaid umbrella.

View of the fans on the east side of the stadium sitting through the rain for the 1962 relays.

Bill Rawson of Missouri winning the sprint medley relay. Missouri won with a time of 3:19.0. Other runners on the team were Jim Baker, Ricky Beldner and Bill Bright.

Colin Ridgway of Lamar Tech (Texas) wins the high jump with a height of 6'-7.75".

Don Smith of Missouri tosses the shot. Smith won the 1962 Shot Put event with a distance of 57'11", a new Drake Relays record.

Ed Red of Rice competes in the Javelin Throw. Red won the event with a distance of 226'5". Red went on to compete in the Javelin at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo.

University class pole vault champion, Fred Hansen of Rice prepares for his vault. Hansen won the event in 1962 with a vault of 15' 3.5". In 1963 Hansen set a Drake Relays record with a vault of 15' 7.25".

John Uelses appears to be measuring the height of his pole. Uelses was the first pole vaulter to clear 16 feet, which he did at the Melrose Games on Feb. 2, 1962.

John Uelses clears the bar in the pole vault. Lasalle graduate John Uelses was on top of the world in 1962. In February of that year he became the first person to vault over 16 feet. He did not have the same luck at the Drake Relays, as George Davies…

John Uelses prepares to compete. Lasalle graduate John Uelses was on top of the world in 1962. In February of that year he became the first person to vault over 16 feet. He did not have the same luck at the Drake Relays, as George Davies of Arizona…