Track & Field: One Man's Meet


Careful research, meaning a talk with his wife, has disproved the notion that Randy Matson, 22, has a red S for Superman inscribed on his chest. That still may not convince anybody who watched the 6-ft. 6-in., 263-lb. Texas A. & M. senior compete against Baylor and Texas Christian in a triangular track meet. Matson is the only man in the history of track and field to put the shot 70 ft. or more—once in May 1965, and again last February. Against Baylor and T.C.U., he did it three times in a day. In a remarkable display of strength...

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