1957 Men's Track Team
1957 Men's Track Team

The 1957 Occidental Track and Field Team did just about everything a team could, winning the SCIAC championship, beating defending NCAA champion UCLA in a dual meet, setting four NCAA records and winning the NAIA National title by outscoring the next five teams combined. Led by Coach Chuck Coker (who died in 2015), the team also featured world record-holders Bob Gutowski ’58 in the pole vault and the 4-x-880-yard relay combo of Ty Hadley ’58, Tod White ’59, David Reisbord ’58 and Larry Wray ’57.