Track and field sports at Compton, California. Participants of 100 meters race, run on track. Willie White wins by Bobby Joe Morrow, American Athlete, winner of three Olympic gold medals in 1956 in the race. Bob Gutowski wins pole vault. Participants of Mile run, run on track. Spectators watch the game. Australia's Merv Lincoln wins the Mile.
Mile Run at Compton, California. Audience watches. Six runners stand on start line, they run. New Zealand's Peter Snell wins the race. People clap for him. Snell stands and poses on tracks.
Women's diving finalists are seen performing platform dives at AAU meet in Houston,Texas, on August 16,1957. Paula Jean ("PJ") Myers wins the gold medal. (Narrator notes she won the gold medals in every AAU meet held in 1957). Myers is seen putting on her sweatshirt after a dive. Scene shifts to Florida, where several expert Water skiers,including an Italian woman, display tricks during World Water Skiing Championship tournament at Cypress Gardens, Florida, on September 17, 1957. Winner of the Tournament's trick skiing event, Mike Amsbury, of California, is seen performing in the final sequence.
Gregory C. (Greg) Bell, a sophomore at Indiana University, is seen making his record-setting long jump of 26' 7", to win the national collegiate title on June 14, 1957, in Austin Texas. Bell sitting on the ground after his jump. Sequence shifts to the track where Don Bowden, of California, is running well ahead of favored Ron Delany, of Villanova, to win the 800 meter run in 1 minute and 47.2 seconds. (Note: Delany won the 1500 meter run in 4 minutes 6 and a half minutes.) The next day, on June 15, 1957, Bob Gutowski, of Occidental College,California, is seen breaking the World record in the pole vault at a height of 15 feet 9 3/4 inches. He poses momentarily afterwards.
View of an American residential area, from low-flying airplane. Crowded street scene in a major city. A public school No. 2. Yellow school buses carrying children. A family with small children boarding a bus. A group appearing to be a grandmother, her son, and three grandchildren. People enjoying a day in a park. A man and woman standing near a large upright computer tape tape machine. House with a "for sale" sign. A man opening the door of a car at a dealership. Various report documents of the U.S. Census Bureau are displayed. Cattle being unloaded from a farmer's truck. A farmer cultivating a field, using a tractor. Views of State and Municipal Government buildings, including people entering and leaving the Compton, California City Hall building. Highway sign reading: "Leaving West Georgia Soil & Water Conservation District." Others, reading: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Silver Spring Branch Office," and "Wakefield County Park, Fairfax County Park Authority," "District of Columbia, Storm Sewer Vicinity, 14th St. & Kentucky Ave. S.E," and "Harford County Metropolitan Commission, Water Transmission System." A car approaching a toll booth on a highway. A policeman directing traffic. Several medical personnel in whites, walking on hospital grounds. A railroad worker. A teacher posting grades on door, at a school, as school girls behind him try to read them. A steel mill with smoke rising from tall stacks. Cars parked outside of Lasalle College new Athletic Facilities. A police car patrolling a town street. cars parked bumper-to-bumper along a city street.
American Lee Taylor sets water speed record in Turbo-Jet craft named 'Hustler' near Guntersville, Alabama. 'Compton California Youth Center' written on the craft. He rides his turbo jet craft Hustler on a lake near Guntersville. Lee Taylor sets a record of 285 miles per hour.