BIG TEN TRACK MEET World records fall as Wisconsin wins the Big Ten meet title in Evanston, Illinois. The Badgers trounce Michigan and Illinois, both ranking favorites, in track and field events to capture the western conference championship. New association marks are set for the 1-mile relay by the Michigan team. George Wright, a 2-miler, enters a new time on the books.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:19:00, No Audio
TRACK CLASSIC MEET Penn ties 16 year old mile relay mark in classic track meet
In Philadelphia, PA the spring carnival is marked by the heroic efforts of the Ohio State University team that upset the quarter-mile and medley events. Spills that carve nicks in hurdlers' shins feature a hard fought contest in the rain before a crowd that almost filled the vast stadium at Franklin Field.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:50:00, No Audio
INDOOR TRACK MEET Records fall as track stars vie in the indoor games in New York, NY. 20,000 fans get one of the season's biggest thrills as young Carl Coan, a virtually unknown runner from the University of Pennsylvania, meeting Ray Conger, champion miler, for the second time in a few days beats the veteran to the tape in the year's greatest upset.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:31:00, No Audio
LONDOS VERSUS MCMILLEN WRESTLING MATCH Jim Londos retains the mat crown in a slashing bout with McMillen in New York, NY. The champion and former collegiate wrestling-football star who played alongside Red Grange on the University of Illinois football team, battled 56 minutes before a record crowd at Madison Square Garden. The challenger seriously threatened the title-holder until Londos got him in his famous aerial pinwheel and hurled him to defeat.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:22:00, No Audio
PRO DEBUT TENNIS MATCH Tilden defeats Kozeluh by straight set win in pro debut in New York, NY. The retired world amateur tennis champion, in his first appearance as a commercial player, shows splendid form in beating a great Czechoslovakian at Madison Square Garden before 12,000 fans who pay $40,000 to see match.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:00:00, No Audio
SKI JUMP RECORD BY UNIVERSITY STUDENT At Bear Mountain, NY, completing a sensational jump of 150 feet, Edward Blood of Univsersity of New Hampshire establishes a new ski record in Interstate tournament. High-lighted by thrills, chills, and spills, the meet draws a crowd of 12,000 enthusiasts.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:50:00, No Audio
COLLEGIATE TRACK AND FIELD GAMES Southern California wins 55th annual collegiate games in Philadelphia, PA. Frank Wykoff, the Trojan Phantom, equals the world mark in 100-yard dash; Victor Wilson sticks a pin into the bubble of Ben Eastman's speed by copping the quarter-mile rune; and Bill Graber climbs over bar at 14 feet 1/2 inch to win pole vault. Sensational performances send the Western forces home to its fourth victory in ten years.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:05:00, No Audio
BLACKWELL CUP REGATTA Columbia oarsmen beat Yale and Penn in the Regatta Classic in New York, NY. Young Dick Glendon's varsity eight sweeps to victory a length ahead of Ed Leader's Eli crew and out in front of red and blue shell in fourth annual renewal of Blackwell Cup race on Harlem River. Blue and white boys row smoothly to win in a walk.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:38:00, No Audio
SILVER SKATES DERBY 10,000 cheer Taylor to victory in annual silver skates derby in New York, NY. Ice flier beats picked speeders in independent tournament and then, just to show his victory was no fluke, comes back the next day to win three distance events and the middle Atlantic championship, piling up more than twice as many points as nearest rival.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:56:00, No Audio
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