On this day 54 years ago, the track team claimed a ninth consecutive Ivy League Championship. Here is the recap of the event from The New York Times.
Stony Brook Wins Track Meet Again
HEMPSTEAD, L. I., May 9–Stony Brook School of Long Island retained its team title yesterday as 10 meet records were set in the Ivy Prep School’s track and field championships at Hofstra University.
Winning six of the 15 events, Stony Brook piled up 55 points. Hackley of Tarrytown was second, with 47, followed by Horace Mann, 18; Poly Prep, 18; St. Paul’s, 14; Trinity, 6; and Riverdale, 6.
Bernard Mumo of Stony Brook and Jim Reilly of Hackley led the record parade with two marks each. Mimo won the 440-yard dash in 50.8 seconds and the high jump at 6 feet 3/4 inch.
Other record breakers were Jerry Poate, Stony Brook, in the pole vault (12-1/4) and Mike Noble, Stony Brook, javelin (165-8).
In the remaining events on the program, Peter Randall, Stony Brook, won the 880-yard run (2:01.6) and a teammate, Tom Gregory, captured the mile run. Gregory finished fourth in the mile, but was awarded first when Randall, who finished first, and two other Stony Brook runners were disqualified for interference.
The team went on to win the next three Ivy League Championships to run their title streak to twelve years.