Mike Fanelli commented on this.
At the Knoxville, TN hosted NCAA Championships of that year, NYU's Byron Dyce set a collegiate and meet record by slicing a whopping 1.3 seconds off his previous PB with a scintillating 1:45.9 victory...yards, not meters...in other words 1:...45.2 when converted from 880 to 800...and guess what, it STILL stands as NYU's school record...and Dyce's lifetime best!
bad bad Byron Dyce (a two time Jamaican Olympian at both 800 and 1500 in 1968 and 1972) won his second national title in as many weeks while nipping William & Mary's Juris Luzins 1:46.6 to 1:46.7 (3. Felix Johnson, Prairie View A&M 1:47.0; 4. John Perry, USMC 1:47.8: 5.Art Sandison, WSU 1:47.8; 6. Lowell Paul, University of Chicago TC 1:47.9; 7.Mark Winzenried, Wisco 1:48.5; 8. Ralph Schultz, Northwestern 1:50.4)
I know, I know, I am preaching to the choir when I call this period the golden age of field and track in America...just sayin'