CROSS-COUNTRY RUN TODAY
At Travers Island.--Six Universities Entered.--Harvard's Chances Good
The annual intercollegiate cross-country run will be held on Travers Island this afternoon at 3.30 o'clock. Besides Harvard, Yale, Pennsylvania, Cornell, Columbia and Princeton have entered teams. Cornell won the meet last year, and Yale the year before.
As far as can be judged at present the University team stands a much better chance of winning than last year, when it was handicapped by the unusual condition of the track. When the team entered the meet last year it had had only three weeks of practice and had developed but very little team-work. This year, however, the team has been so evenly developed that in the trial races there was a difference of only 37 seconds between the first and the sixth man on a run of five and one-half miles.
Travers Island, where the run is to be held today, is the property of the New York Athletic Club, and the course, which is six miles in length, is laid out after the fashion of the English cross-country courses. The English course does away with the great number of jumps necessitated by such a course as that at Morris Park where the meet was held last year.
Seven men may be entered for a team, but only the first four to finish on each team will qualify for places. Each place will count as many points as the actual position of the man in finishing, and the team having the smallest total will win the meet. Gold medals will be given to the men on the winning team, and other prizes to the members of the teams taking second and third places.
The entries are as follows:
Harvard--W. A. Colwell 3G. (captain), A. King 1L., H. H. Rowland '06, S. Whittaker 2L., S. Curtis '05, W. G. Howard '07.
Yale--C. S. Jacobus (captain), C. B. Alcott, W. J. Hall, C. G. Parkhurst, W. L. Douglass, C. D. Hill, H. L. Rice.
Pennsylvania--E. Russel, C. P. Major, E. C. Rutschman, W. Gunn, J. C. Gilpin, A. W. Duke, A. E. Carpenter.
Cornell--K. W. Woodward, T. M. Foster, W. E. Schutt, E. T. Newman, A. Camp, R. S. Trott, D. G. Munson.
Columbia--F. L. O'Connell, C. A. Fulton, H. C. Diodge, A. W. Evans, A. F. McDowell, R. DeC. Green, N. Hirshberg.
Princeton--D. C. Chapin, H. M. Frank, R. A. Williams, S. W. Root, R. Sanderson, W. M. Stevens, A. W. Rutherford.