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This is not an approved way to win race
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection;
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption date stamped June 2, 1955 reads, "Ernie Cunliffe of Claremont, the favorite, is shown in one of the most unusual pictures of the 1955 track and field season, his dive over the finish line in the state CIF 880-yard run last Saturday. It finally was ruled yesterday that he had gone unplaced, although his shoulders crossed the finish line as Leonard Havens of Avenal, right, won the race. D. Hester of Torrance, to the right of the falling runner, was second. Cunliffe tied up in the stretch and then collapsed at the finish."
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Valley Times Collection;
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
High school athletes
High school students
Track and field athletes
Track and field
Tracks (Athletics)
Runners (Sports)
Young men
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Time Period

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