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On This Day In History | 1964

June 20, 2016
Lingle Missouri

Lingle runs for Mizzou at the Penn Relays

On this day 52 years ago, Robin Lingle ’60 finished 5th in the 1500m run at the NCAA Championships.

The former Brooker ran a University of Missouri record time of 3:42.0 in front of 12,000 at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field. In a deep field only 4.4 seconds separated the seven runners and the top two finishers broke the NCAA, meet, and Hayward Field record in the process, besting the previous mark of 3:40.9. Just one day earlier Lingle set the Hayward Field 1500m record with a 3:45.6 time in the 1500m trials.It would be 11 years before the 1500m record was broken at Mizzou and it remains the 2nd best time ever recorded by a Tiger.

Lingle’s performance at the NCAAs capped a season in which he was the Conference Champion in the mile (4:05.9) and the 5,000 yard run (14:26.9) and an All-American in the mile after a 3rd place finish at the NCAA Championships.


NCAA 1500m Championship Results

  1. Morgan Groth – Oregon State – 3:40.4
  2. Archie San Romani – Oregon – 3:40.8
  3. John Camien – Emporia State – 3:41.0
  4. Ben Tucker – San Jose State – 3:41.4
  5. Robin Lingle – Missouri – 3:42.0
  6. Bob Day – UCLA – 3:42.1
  7. Richard Romo – Texas – 3:44.8



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