7 June 1941 Jeanette Jones Sunday School track Meet

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7 June 1941 Jeanette Jones
Sunday School track Meet - Jeanette Jones Breaks Records In School Meet i...
Jeanette Jones Breaks Records In School Meet i ed St. record and that was his leap of William Penn Star Shatters Standards For Dash and Broad Jump Records were smashed, thrills were abundant, and a great time was had by all as the annual Sunday Sunday School track meet was held on John Harris field last Saturday. Two of the marks to go by the wayside were broken by Jeanette Jones, the stellar Negro performer who holds one Middle Atlantic championship, and on Saturday set two new marks for the Sunday School meet, one in the lflO yard dash, and the other in the broad jump. She also equalled the time for the 50 yard dash in a great all - round performance. The William Penn High pupil ran the century in 11.4 seconds, clipping four - tenths of a second from the old mark of Margaret Myers, Fifth Street Methodist, and she broad jumped 17 feet, 3 inches to better the standard of 16 feet, 10 inches, made also by Miss Myers. The speedy ace of the Har risburg Athletic Association team, who represented Second Baptist, the winning team, tied her own record of 6 seconds in the 50 - yard 'dash. The team scores were: Second Baptist, 60; Steelton Baptist, 43 Edgehill Presbyterian, Camden, 31: Fifth Street Methodist, 20 St. Mary's Catholic, and Temple Lutheran, Philadelphia, each 19 Zion Lutheran, 16: Penbrook United Brethren, 14; Philadelphia Cathedral, 13; St. Paul's Lutheran, Steelton Presbyterian and Gettys burg Lutheran, each 10; Augsburg Lutheran and St. John s Reformed, each 9; Wesley A. M. E., 8; Beth. el A. M. E., Green street Church of God and North Street Church of God, each 3, and Christ Luther an. 1. Seventeen teams failed to score. Russ Ties Record In the boys' events, Benny Russ, Catholic High star, who represent Mary's Church, tied one i le". incnes, in Jie Droaa jump. The previous standard was made in 1932 by Riley Aikman Fifth Street Mathodist. Other record - breakers in the girls' competition were Helen Clark, Second Baptist, javelin throw, 119 feet, 3 inches; Mary Twining, of Temple Lutheran. Philadelphia, shot put, 31 feet, inches, and the 440 - yard relay team of Edgehill Presbyterian Camden, 54.1 second. Miss Clark improved onthe old record of Grace Welcomer, Fifth Street, by more than 28 feet. Miss Clark also won the baseball throw and placed second in the shot put. Bill Everhart, Gettysburg Luth eran, who captured the 100 and 220 yard dashes, and P. B. Harvey of Steelton Presbyterian and Rut' gers University athlete, tied for the cup for individual high scorers among the boys. Each gained ten points. Harvey was first in the shot put, second in the discus and fourth in. the javelin, Miss Jones, with fifteen points, easily won the girls' cup for the best individual performance, a . in at

Clipped from Harrisburg Telegraph09 Jun 1941, MonPage 15

Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)09 Jun 1941, MonPage 15
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