Glenn "Tiny" Hartranft was a well-known college track star for Stanford University, and from 1925 to 1928 held the world record distance in the discus throw. He participated in multiple track and field meets, primarily from 1922 to 1927.
Lillian Copeland was an American athlete, who excelled in weight throwing. She has been called "the most successful female discus thrower in U.S. history," and held multiple titles in shot put and javelin throwing as well. In the 1928 Olympics she won the silver medal for the discus throw and in 1932 she won the gold medal in this event.
John Powers made the U.S.A. Olympic Trials in 1924 at 400 meters, was the Occidental College record holder in the 440 and was a member of the 1924 Championship Mile Relay at the Penn Relays. He graduated from Occidental College in 1924.
Nurmi, center, crosses the finish line after his race against eight runners from the Sherman School’s track team, named the Indians. Some of the 45,000 spectators can be seen in the stands in the background.
Photographs of different events from the same track meet appear with the article, "TROJAN TRACK TEAM OVERWHELMS OXY, 107 TO 33: BUD HOUSER GRABS OFF TRIO OF FIRST PLACES U.S.C. Athletes Score Clean Sweep in Five Events; Les Heilman Breaks Trojan Record TROJAN TRACK OUTFIT WINS," Los Angeles Times, 21 Feb. 1926: A1
This photograph appears with the article, "TROJAN TRACK TEAM OVERWHELMS OXY, 107 TO 33: BUD HOUSER GRABS OFF TRIO OF FIRST PLACES U.S.C. Athletes Score Clean Sweep in Five Events; Les Heilman Breaks Trojan Record TROJAN TRACK OUTFIT WINS," Los Angeles Times, 21 Feb. 1926: A1
A U.S.C. Trojan is captured from a worm's-eye view while making a high jump attempt. Blurry ground sprawls along the bottom edge. Beyond it, at center, the high jumper is in mid-air as he passes over the bar. His body is horizontal and facing camera. He stretches an arm over his head and to the left. The high jump bar stretches horizontally beneath him. On the ground and near the left edge, a track official stands to the side of the bar and watches the jump attempt. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum's stands stretch across the background.