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On This Day in History | 1949

March 12, 2019
B Track 1945

Downey with coaches Stuart Gillis & Pierson Curtis at the Brook in 1945

On this day 70 years ago, Bill Downey ’45 turned in a sensational performance at the Illinois Tech Relays by winning the 880 yard run and helping the University of Illinois win the distance medley and two mile relays.



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