1930 Athletic Index
In 1930, Frank Wykoff was a Sophomore at the
University of Southern California when he set a new World Record in the 100
yard dash that stood undefeated for 17 years. Upon his homecoming, Wykoff
was shockingly abducted off the train as he arrived in East Los Angeles to
meet with over 300 fans awaiting his presence.
FRANK WYKOFF SETS A NEW WORLD RECORD --
100 YARD DASH
Frank Wykoff, University of Southern California
Trojan beats out Hector Dyer Stanford
University in the 100 yard dash at Palo Alto on May 17, 1930.
Wykoff and Dyer in "Dead Heat" - 220 yard Dash.
Track Championship --
A month earlier at the A.A.U. Southern Pacific Track Meet, Frank Wykoff set a new World
Record in the 100 yard dash that was being disputed, and during the NCAA
Championships on 6-7-30 he equaled his pending World Record of 9.4s that
cinched that the record would hold.
WYKOFF VISITS DES MOINES, IOWA
IS INTERVIEWED THERE:
Dinner in Honor of Frank Wykoff
at L A A C (added 4-20-04)
Photo Gallery - Dinner given in honor of
Frank Wykoff, World's Champion Sprinter, by Herbert Woodward at the Los
Angeles Athletic Club on July 1, 1930.
The 'All American' page consist of West
Coast Athletes who earned the title of 'All American'
in 1930 including: Jim Stewart, high jump; Steve
Anderson, high hurdles; Vic Williams, USC Relay Team;
Ken Churchill, Javelin; Harlow Rothert, Shot put;
Frank Wykoff, 100-yard Dash; and Eric Krenz, Discus."
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