LIFE MAGAZINE Full-length feature article 1945 on George Eastment "America's Greatest High School Coach" Great Photographs Details and documents Eastment's innovation of the "Inside-Left" Mile Relay Pass
US Indoor Individual Champions: Fred Sickinger 1946 1000y Jack O'Connell 1952 60y Steve Dillon 1953 35lb wt L. Jones 1956 600y T. Murphy 1960 600y
US Outdoor Individual Champions: E. O'Toole 1946-'47-'48 10,000y K. Bantum 1956 Shot Put Charlie Pratt 1957 (US Army) Decathlon T. Murphy 1959 800y
NAIA/NCAA Champions: C. Pratt 1956 220y-Low Hurdles K. Bantum 1956 Shot Put
Penn Relays "Champions of America" 15 Manhattan College Penn Relays Champions: 1946 - 4x1500, Distance Medley; 1948 - 4x220; 1951 - 4x110,4x220**; 1952 - 4x110, 4x220, 4x440; 1953 - 4x440; 1954 - 4x440; 1955 - 4x220, 4x1500, 4x120y Hurdles; 1957 - 4x880 One Other Unlisted. ** "On par with the '48 Olympic All-Star squad," Jesse Abramson ("The Brain") [ref.: New York Herald Tribune] http://www.flickr.com/photos/33831068@N02/5941229653/
5 Manhattan College Penn Relays Individual Winners: Bob Sabara 1954 Two-Mile; K. Bantum 1956-'57 Shot Put, Discus; Joe Marchiony 1960 Shot Put
Los Angeles Coliseum Relays: 1951 - 4x110, 4x220; 1952 - 4x110, 4x220*** J. O'Connell - Joe Schatzle - L. Remigino - Bob Carty! *** Second-fastest times World (both events) ever then recorded [ref.: LA Examiner] just missing both World Records
Other Internationalist Champions: L. Remigino 1952, 1954 (NYAC/American team) 100y, 220 British Games (14 International Teams) J. Schatzle 1953 (NYAC/American team) 100y, 220 British Games http://www.flickr.com/photos/33831068@N ... hotostream L. Jones 1955 400m (World-Record 45.4), 4x400 Pan-Am Games
Manhattan PR-Man and Hall of Famer Bill Miller's Remarks: Head coach of first US Track & Field team to face USSR in Moscow dual meet, 1958. Russians called him "The Little Giant". Team also toured Europe winning all dual meets w/ national teams; One of three coaches US Olympic Team (Rome '60); Chairman US Track & Field Committee (1964); Member of AAU, NCAA, ICAAAA, and Metropolitan-Intercollegiate Track & Field Rules Committees; President of NCAA, ICAAAA, and Met-IC Track Coaches Associations; The Millrose Games has a race named "The CHSAA George T. Eastment Two-Mile Relay" in his memory.
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ICAAAA Champions Team photograph - Since Penn State with Barney Ewell, the Jaspers were the first team ever to win Indoor/Outdoor championships same year. And they did so twice! - 1952, 1953. Indoor Captain Steve Dillon w/ "On the Marks"; Captain Joe Schatzle w/ trophy http://www.flickr.com/photos/33831068@N02/5939786872/
Upon his retirement in the early-Sixties, Coach George Eastment was asked by"The NY Times" what his favorite victory of his career was, and he said winning the Los Angeles Coliseum Relays 4x110 and 4x220 in 1951 -- see retirement announcement article posted.