Sport: Scoreboard: Jun. 2, 1961

¶ On his first attempt, he knocked the bar off with his knee. On the second, he hit it with his chest. On the third, he brushed it with his chest once more. But this time the wavering bar settled back and held. For Oklahoma State's George Davies, it was a new world record of 15 ft. 10¼ in. in the pole vault—a full inch higher than Olympic Champion Don Bragg's old mark.

¶ After burning out his competition with two blazing, 59-sec. middle laps, the University of Oregon's Dyrol Burleson slipped to 59.4 sec. in the final lap, still managed...

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