GLENDALE HIGH SCHOOL TRACK
Frank Wykoff, a Junior at
Glendale High School, goaled himself to build up his sprinting speed in
order to surpass records established by Olympic Champion, Charley
Paddock. Early in the 1927 Track & Field Season Wykoff was amazingly clocked
in the 100-yard dash at 9.4/5s. Also included on the page is a reprint
of an newspaper article captioned "Glendale is Proud of Her Star
First & Last
Frank Wykoff suffered
losing his first race of the season while preparing for the Southern California Championship
race. He faced top contenders, and his coming in 4th against the great
sprinter, Charlie Borah, of the University of Southern California
allegedly didn't phase him at all. Included on the page is an excerpt reprint of
newspaper article entitled "Wykoff Loses To S.C. Star."
California Championship - 1927
Championship - May 7, 1927 -- Modesto, California Frank Wykoff sets a new World Mark in the 220 yard dash, however, the C.I.F. throws out the time, because of a "SLIGHT WIND" allegedly blowing on Frank's back. Read a reprint of sports
writer -Harry Culver's write-up on this decision.
Defends Wykoff's Speed
A reprint of an article written by
Edward Lawrence entitled: "Wykoff
Leads a Powerful Team From Glendale," that is highlighted with quotes of
Olympic Champion, Charley Paddock, who defended Frank Wykoff's clocked speed vs. clocker
officials perception that their clocks must be wrong.
A. A. U. National Championship