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Clarence Berry, Bob Lyon, Sam Klopstock and Gene Culp start the high hurdles race during the S.C. and Stanford dual track meet, Los Angeles, 1934
Coffey, Fred Everett, 1891-1947
Date Created and/or Issued
[May 5, 1934]
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.
This photograph appears with the articles, “How Trojans Tripped Stanford,” Los Angeles Times, 06 May 1934: D3, and “Boys Outdo Themselves to Run Away with Meet Southern California Scores Easy 82 2-3 to 48 1-3 Win Over Rivals as Records Fall,” Los Angeles Times, 06 May 1934: D1
The high hurdles race at the S.C. and Stanford dual track meet is seen from a bird's-eye view at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The track, off-center to the left, sits below camera-level and stretches straight back. The hurdlers are captured mid-leap as they cross the first set of hurdles near the bottom edge. From left to right, the runners are: Clarence Berry (S.C.), Bob Lyon (S.C.), Sam Klopstock (Stanford) and Gene Culp (S.C.). Klopstock appears in the lead, but knocks over his hurdle. Along the inside edge of the track at left, meet officials line the straight-away. Other meet officials and participants mill about the field. In the distance at right, spectators fill a few sections of the stands near the race's finish line. Empty stadium seats stretch across the background at center and left.
Text from negative sleeve: TRACK, S.C. VS. STANFORD, 1934
Handwritten on negative: X
Text from newspaper caption: The Start of a Major Upset Picture shows Sam Klopstock, figure in white, hitting the first hurdle in yesterday's high hurdle race at the Coliseum. Bob Lyon, No. 22, went on to win for the Trojans, Klopstock taking second. Clarence Berry, third, is No. 11, while Gene Culp, No. 5, finished under orders a couple of minutes after the race had ended. He hit a hurdle and ran thereafter with only one shoe one [sic]. The time of 14.7s. tied the meet record and the result, due to Klopstock's miscalculation, was a surprise. [Times photo by Fred Coffey] [Los Angeles Times, 06 May 1934: D1]
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Hurdle racing--California--Los Angeles
Exposition Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Track athletics--California--Los Angeles
Track and field athletes--California--Los Angeles
Culp, Gene
Klopstock, Samuel Curtis, 1914-1985
Lyon, Bob
University of Southern California--Track and field
Stanford University
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Berry, Clarence
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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