Drake Relays, 1968, Van Nelson

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Title

Drake Relays, 1968, Van Nelson

Subject

Track athletics--Iowa--Des Moines;
Athletes--Minnesota

Description

Van Nelson of St. Cloud State University runs the 1968 3-mile run at a Drake Relays record setting pace. He finished with a record time of 13:17.4. His 6-mile relay team from St. Cloud State was victorious in 1966, 1967 and 1968. Nelson won the 6-mile relay in 1966 (28:48.6) and in 1968 (28:22.2). His 1968 time set the Drake Relays record for the 6-mile run. Nelson won the 3-mile run in 1966, 1967 and 1968.
Nelson is one of 2 athletes (the other being Randy Matson of Texas A&M) to win 2 events 3 years in a row. He was voted Drake Relays Outstanding Athlete in 1966 and 1968.

Creator

Clinton, John D.

Date

1968

Rights

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