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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1947. Department of Secondary Education.


Copyright 1947, the author. Used by permission.


Track is the most ancient of sports, being a direct competitive application of the most primitive big muscle activities, including running, jumping, and throwing.Unlike any other sport it is not a human invention.

Not only would a history of track and field athletics start in pre-history, but a comprehensive story of its development in recorded history would require a study of most of the peoples who have inhabited Europe, North Africa, the Near East, and the British Isles.

The purpose of this study is to analyze track and field athletic records at the University of Nebraska, and to present a complete summary of all intercollegiate competition in this sport at the University.

Some of the results of this study show competition is the life of track and field athletics.With sound administrative policies and objectives, track and field athletics at the University of Nebraska have tended to contribute to desirable educational objectives.

Coach Henry F. Schulte is recognized for putting track and field athletics in the championship bracket at the University of Nebraska.Track and field athletics truly have a lasting place at the University of Nebraska.

Advisor:Galen Saylor