In 1934, Frank Wykoff, who was 24 years old, and a teacher at
Carpinteria Elementary School -- set a new 'flying start' world record
in the 100-yard dash to beat at 8.7s. removing the mark of 8.8s set by
Charley Paddock in 1922. Wykoff's record of 8.7s made the "Ripley's
Believe it or not" index.