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On This Day In History | 1949

April 22, 2011

Champions | Evers, Burnell, Dodd & Haff

On this day 62 years ago 4 boys joined forces to bring home the school’s 1st Penn Relays plaque, winning their 4x44o yard relay heat in 3:33.9.  Bruce Dodd, Kendall Haff, Larry Burnell and Robert Evers took to the cinders of Franklin Field’s hallowed track and brought home the first of eight titles.  Successive plaques were won in 1951, 1958, 1960, 1965, 1977, 1993 and 2004.

Dodd ran the leadoff leg in 51 seconds, gave way to Evers who ran a 54 second quarter, Burnell followed in 52 seconds, and Haff closed the victory with a 54-second anchor leg.

On Friday, April 22, the relay team, composed of Bruce Dodd, Kendall Haff, Larry Burnell, and Robert Evers, traveled to Philadelphia and brought back a handsome plaque denoting the team’s victory in the Preparatory Schools One Mile Relay race.  The time of the race was 3:33.9 with the Stony Brook anchor man finishing well in advance of his closest competitor.

~ June 1949 Stony Brook Bulletin


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3 Comments leave one →
  1. louise Goldberg permalink
    April 22, 2011 9:14 AM

    Loved seeing these pictures of the early days of the track team i was 8 years old when this picture was taken! Thankyou


  2. Taylor Colucci permalink
    April 23, 2011 4:11 PM

    Me Khoren Jon and Andrew should take a picture like this after we have the 4×100 record and potentially this school record too 🙂


  3. April 23, 2011 5:40 PM

    That’s a great idea, exactly like this. We can make that happen!


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