On This Day in History | 1963

B Cross Country XC 1958
Coane (middle) with the ’58 cross country squad

On this day 55 years ago, Tonnie Coane ’59, representing the University of Kansas, won the 880 yard run at the 1st Annual Midwest Track & Field Outdoor Championships.

The famed Jim Ryun, who in 1964 became the first high schooler to break the four-minute mile barrier, took 5th in the event as a 16-year-old representing Wichita East High School.



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