The amendments to the rules of the Intercollegiate Athletic Association adopted at the meeting of delegates held on Saturday will be endorsed by those who are interested in the welfare of track and field sports. Especially gratifying is the rule that drops bicycle racing from the regular list of events at the annual meeting, and gives to this form of sport a meet of its own. As the question of making such an arrangement was discussed at some length in this column a short time ago, it is not necessary to mention again the advantages that will be gained by the change. The men in the University interested in cycling have long wished to see bicycle racing established as a form of intercollegiate sport separate from other sorts of athletics, and those interested in track and field sports have felt it should have no place among the regular events of an intercollegiate athletic meeting.
The rejecting of the proposed three mile run will certainly give considerable satisfaction to the spectators of the annual athletic contest, if not to the athletes themselves. A very long race is at best not an exciting contest to watch. The pace is necessarily slow when compared even with the mile run, and before many laps are passed the race generally changes to a procession. Then a three mile race is altogether too great a strain to put upon college athletes, most of whom are under twenty-one years of age. There are probably few men in the University who are physically able to enter such a race without the danger of doing themselves serious harm.