Univ of Pacific
"The date is June 1, 1957.
Imagine this, you are in the middle of finals at
Cal, just having finished your Economics final.
Your coach, Brutus Hamilton, tells you that you
have a good chance to break four minutes for the
mile when no American has yet done this feat--and
less than ten runners worldwide have broken four
minutes at this time.
Driving seventy five miles to a small AAU meet
at the University of the Pacific in Stockton,
junior Don Bowden, a 1956 Olympian at 800
meters, felt " Lousy. I didn't feel much
like running: I hadn't been sleeping."