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Dick Pollard of Pomona College noses out Mel Caldwell of Occidental College to win the 880-yard race during a dual track meet, Los Angeles, 1932
Coffey, Fred Everett, 1891-1947
Date Created and/or Issued
[May 12, 1932]
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
The Patterson Field track at Occidental College enters frame at left and along the bottom edge; it stretches back towards center. In the mid-ground, half-mile racers Dick Pollard (left), of Pomona College, and Mel Caldwell (right), of Occidental College approach the tape at the end of the race. All runners run towards the camera. Dick Pollard is a half-step nearer to the finish line than Mel Caldwell. Caldwell appears to lean forward to make up the gap. Meet officials along both the right and left edges hold up the tape at the finish line. Bob McKee runs a few strides behind and to the right of his teammate, Mel Caldwell. Spectators watch the race from the stands that line the track at left. In the background at center, Swan Hall rises beyond the track.
This photograph appears beneath the title, "SURPRISE VICTOOR IN HALF MILE," Los Angeles Times, 13 Mar. 1932: E3
Related to the article, "OXY TRACKMEN DEFEAT POMONA: Tigers Vanquish Old Rivals 97 2-3 to 42 1-3 Pollard Springs Surprise to Capture Half-Mile Four Bengal Athletes Score Double Victories OXY TRACKMEN DEFEAT POMONA," Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 1932: E1
Text from negative sleeve: TRACK, OCCIDENTAL VS. POMONA, 1932
Text from newspaper caption: Here's Dick Pollard, left, as he hit the tape to win the 880 for Pomona in yesterday's meet with Occidental. The Sagehen sophomore has just nosed out Mel Caldwell of Oxy at the finish. Bob McKee is the man to the rear, while Nord, who finished third, is hidden by Caldwell. [photo by Fred Coffey, Times staff photographer] [Los Angeles Times, 13 Mar. 1932: E3]
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Track and field athletes--California--Los Angeles
Running races--California--Los Angeles
Track athletics--California--Los Angeles
Runners (Sports)--California--Los Angeles
Pollard, Richard Otts, 1913-1994
Occidental College
McKee Robert Wylie, 1910-1992
Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)
Caldwell, Melvin, b. 1910 or 11
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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