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Eddie Tolan Track Results
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Feb. 17, 2010

Lettered in track at UM: 1929-1931

Big Ten Meet

1929
60-yd. dash 2nd 6.3 (indoor)
100-yd. dash 1st 9.5 (tied world record)
220-yd.dash 2nd (behind Simpson, Ohio State)
1930
60-yd. dash 2nd (behind Simpson, Ohio State)
100-yd. dash 2nd (behind Simpson, Ohio State)
220-yd.dash 2nd (behind Simpson, Ohio State)
1931
60-yd. dash 1st 6.2 (indoor, tied conference, world(?) record)
100-yd. dash 1st 9.6
220-yd.dash 1st 20.9

NCAA Meet

1929
100-yd. dash N/A    
220-yd.dash N/A    
1930
100-yd. dash 4th  
220-yd.dash 3rd  
1931
100-yd. dash 2nd 9.6 (behind Wykoff of USC)
220-yd.dash 1st 21.5

1932 - Los Angeles
Eddie Tolan's victories in the 100 and 200 meters brought Michigan a unique distinction. The 5-foot, 7-inch sprinter from Detroit set two Olympic records, joining Archie Hahn and Ralph Craig as double gold medal winners in the sprints. No other university can match that record in the Olympic competition.

1929
100 meters 1st 10.3 (Olympic record in a
photo finish with Ralph Metcalfe)
200 meters 1st 21.2 (Olympic record, broke the mark
set by Archie Hahn in 1904)

1929 Season

March 8-9 - Big Ten Conference Indoor Meet (Iowa City) - (UM 5th)
60-yd. dash 2nd (Simpson, Ohio State is first in 6.2)
March 16 - Illinois Relays (Urbana)
75-yd. dash 3rd no times available
March 23 - UM vs. Cornell (Ann Arbor, indoor) - (UM 59, COR 36)
60-yd. dash 1st 6.5
April 19 - Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.)
100-yd. dash 3rd no times available
Drake Relays
100-yd. dash 3rd no times available
440-yd. relay 2nd no times available
880-yd. relay 2nd no times available
May 4 - UM vs.Iowa (Ann Arbor) - (UM 69, Iowa 66)
100-yd. dash 1st 9.6
220-yd. relay 1st 20.9
May 11 - UM vs. Minnesota (Minneapolis) - (UM 82, Minn. 53)
100-yd. dash 2nd  
220-yd. dash 1st 22.4
May 18 - UM vs. Illinois (Urbana) - (UM 62, Ill. 73)
100-yd. dash 1st 9.9
220-yd. dash 1st 21.3
May 24-25 - Big Ten Conference Meet (Evanston) - (UM 3rd)
100-yd. dash 1st 9.5 (tied world record)
220-yd. dash 2nd no times available
NCAA Meet
100-yd. dash N/A no times available
220-yd. dash N/A no times available
Nov. 29 - AAU Championships
100-yd. dash 1st 9.5

1930 Season

Feb. 22 - UM vs. Chicago (Ann Arbor, indoor) - (UM 45.5, C 49.5)
60-yd. dash 2nd no times available
Feb. 27 - UM vs. MSC & MSN (Ann Arbor) - (UM 63., MSC 38.5, MSN 17)
    Did not compete
March 7-8 - Big Ten Indoor Conference Meet (Minneapolis) - (UM 4th)
60-yd. dash 2nd 6.3 (won by Simpson OSU in 6.2 sec.
tying his conference and world record)
March 22 - UM at Cornell (Ithaca) - (UM 32, Cornell 63)
75-yd. dash 1st 7.5
April 19 - Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.)
880-yd. relay 1st 1:27.5 (Dale Seymour, John Campbell, Cliff Murray, Eddie Tolan)
April 25 - Drake Relays (Iowa City)
100-yd. dash 3rd  
440-yd. relay 2nd  
880-yd. relay 2nd (in preliminaries, set new meet record of 1:26.5)
May 3 - Ohio Relays (Columbus)
100-yd. dash 2nd  
440-yd. relay 1st 3:21.5 (Cliff Murray, Charley Smyth,
Jack Campbell, Eddie Tolan)
880-yd. relay 3rd (Murray, Smyth, Campbell, Tolan)
May 10 - UM vs. Illinois (Ann Arbor) - (UM 74, Ill. 61)
100-yd. dash 1st 9.9
220-yd. dash 1st 22.0
May 17 - UM vs. Minnesota (Minneapolis) - (UM 96.66, Minn. 38.33)
100-yd. dash 1st 9.9
220-yd. dash 1st  
May 24 - Big Ten Conference Meet (Evanston) - (UM, lst)
100-yd. dash 2nd (won by Simpson, OSU in 9.7)
220-yd. dash 2nd (won by Simpson, OSU in 21.0)
May 31 - Eastern Intercollegiates
100-yd. dash 2nd  
220-yd. dash 2nd  
June 7 - NCAA Meet (Chicago)
100-yd. dash 4th (Frank Wykoff, USC, won in 9.7)
220-yd. dash 3rd (Hector Dyer, Stanford, won in 21.3)

1931 Season

Feb. 14 - West Virginia Relays (Morgantown)
70-yd. dash 1st 7.3
UM vs. Michigan Normal & Detroit City College (Ann Arbor) - (UM 68.5, UMN 40.5, DCC 10)
60-yd. dash 1st 6.4
Feb. 28 - UM vs. Chicago (Ann Arbor) - (UM 73, Chicago 22)
60-yd. dash 1st 6.3
March 7 - Big Ten Conference Indoor Meet (Madison) - (UM lst)
60-yd. dash 1st 6.2
March 14 - Illinois Relays (Urbana)
75-yd. dash 1st 7.5
March 21 - UM vs. Cornell (Ann Arbor) - (UM 54.5, Cornell 40.5)
60-yd. dash 1st 76.3
April 25 - Drake Relays (Des Moines)
100-yd. dash 2nd (won by Peyton Glass, OK, in 9.7)
440-yd. relay 2nd (Jack Campbell, Cliff Murray, John Noyes,
Eddie Tolan)
880-yd. relay 1st (Campbell, Murray, Noyes,
Tolan in new meet record)
May 2 - Ohio Relays (Columbus)
440-yd. relay 1st 42.0 (Jack Campbell, Cliff Murray, John Noyes,
Eddie Tolan)
May 19 - UM vs. Minnesota (Ann Arbor) - (UM 89.5, Minn. 45.5)
100-yd. dash 1st 10.0
220-yd. dash 1st 22.3
May 16 - UM at Illinois (Champaign) - (UM 70.33, Ill. 64.66)
100-yd. dash 1st 10.0
220-yd. dash 1st 23.6
May 22 & 23 - Big Ten Conference Meet (Evanston) - (UM 3rd)
100-yd. dash 1st 9.6
220-yd. dash 1st 20.9
May 30 - Eastern Intercollegiate Meet (Philadelphia)
100-yd. dash 2nd lost to Wykoff on a judges decision that
was booed by the crowd)
220-yd. dash 1st  
June - NCAA National Meet (Chicago)
100-yd. dash 2nd (Frank Wykoff, USC, won by inches in 9.6)
220-yd. dash 1st 21.5 (won by four yards)

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