While getting a degree in Language Arts in the College of Education (after graduating he taught high school English and Speech) Len Levine established several records as a member of the University of Minnesota track team. By the time he was a senior he earned three varsity letters and had developed into a world class runner. One of his records, which stood for 17 years, was in the 60-yard dash which he ran in 6.2 seconds (1/10th of a second off the American record at that time). He was the silver medal winner in the Big Ten 300-yard dash Championship surpassing the time recorded more than twenty-five years earlier by the legendary Jessie Owens. His time that day, a blazing 31.6 seconds, was a University of Minnesota record that lasted for six years.