Constant Practice in Field Events.
[We invite all men in the University to submit communications on subjects of timely interest.]
To the Editors of the CRIMSON:
In view of the fact that the dual meet with Yale comes early in the spring (May 16), I wish to call to the attention of men who intend to train for field events the importance of beginning work right away.
Men who enter these events do not reach their limit in a month or two; it requires years of practice. This includes outdoor work in the fall and spring, and winter work in the Gymnasium. In order to excel in the jumps, pole-vault, shot, and hammer, a man should do light work during the whole College term, so that when he comes out in the spring, he will not have to start all over again but will feel perfectly at home in his event. The advantage in working at the present time is that it gives the coach an opportunity to improve men in their form, whereas such an undertaking could not possibly be attempted to any extent a month before a competition. The success of all present record holders in the different branches of sports is due to the fact that they do not lay off during the winter months.
The Yale Meet and the Intercollegiate Championships are so near at hand that it is the duty of everyone trying for the team to make the best of the remaining time. W. E. QUINN.