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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."
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