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Wes Santee dies at 78; track star set records in 1,500 meters and indoor mile
Wes Santee dies at 78; track star set records in 1,500 meters and indoor mile

Wes Santee, a track star whose career ended when he was declared ineligible by the Amateur Athletic Union, died Sunday of cancer. He was 78. Santee died at his home in Eureka, Calif., said his daughter, Susie. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Wes Santee: The obituary of track star Wes Santee in the Nov. 15 LATExtra section said he died in Eureka, Calif. Santee died in Eureka, Kan. — -------------------- Santee set world records in the 1,500 meters and the indoor mile. He also won NCAA championships in the mile and 5,000 meters, and won the NCAA cross-country championship in 1953 when his University of Kansas team won the team title. Santee was best known for his competition...

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