Northwestern University's enormous Patten Gymnasium resounded shrilly with high school cheers. It was the national interscholastic track championships. When the high hurdles were strung out for the 60-yard race, a dusky shadow whisked over them during the heats, and burst the red yarn first in a fleet final. The same shadow flitted through the low hurdles, placed second. Then it took second pace in the high jump and was hero of the meet. This shadow was Runner Loving of Cass Technical High School, Detroit. His teammate, Runner Talan, also a Negro, rushed in...

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