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.
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.
Photographs of different track events at the same meet appear with the captions, "The Start of a Major Upset Picture shows Sam Klopstock, figure in white, hitting the first hurdle in yesterday's high hurdle race at the Coliseum. Bob Lyon, No. 22, went on to win for the Trojans, Klopstock taking second. Clarence Berry, third, is No. 11, while Gene Culp, No. 5, finished under orders a couple of minutes after the race had ended. He hit a hurdle and ran thereafter with only one shoe one [sic]. The time of 14.7s. tied the meet record and the result, due to Klopstock's miscalculation, was a surprise. [Times photo by Fred Coffey]," Los Angeles Times, 06 May 1934: D1, and, "Leaping Right Down His Coach's Throat Here's Curtis McFadden of the Trojans making his winning jump of 24ft. 5in. in yesterday's meet with Stanford. McFadden had to fight his way into the event, his name not even appearing on the original entry list although he had the best competitive mark of the S.C. jumpers. Crawford and Olson of the Trojans made it a clean sweep by taking the other two places. [Times photo by Fred Coffey]," Los Angeles Times, 06 May 1934: D3
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum track spans the width of the bottom edge as it stretches back on an angle to the left. In the mid-ground, S.C. and Stanford sprinters race towards the camera as they approach the finish line. At center, an S.C. runner crosses the finish line first. He runs with his arms stretched out wide as his chest meets the tape. Two more S.C. Trojans follow behind him at left and 2 Stanford sprinters chase him at right. Along the right edge, several meet officials stand on a stepped riser on the inside of the track. In the distance, meet participants mill about the playing field and the stadium's stands stretch across the background.
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 appears to be at the peak of his jump. He leans back to the left as one leg hangs over the near side of the bar and the stretches out to the right and passes over the bar. The high jump bar stretches horizontally beneath him. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum's stands stretch across the background.
This photograph, cropped, appears with Los Angeles Times article, May 31, 1934, Thousands Join in City’s Tributes to Wars’ Dead, Coliseum Exercises Draw Largest Memorial Day Throngs, With Many Programs Elsewhere