TRACK CHALLENGE DECLINED

British Universities Unable to Meet Americans In Olympic Games.

The Oxford Athletic Club has declined the challenge of the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America for an international track meet between the universities and colleges of the United States and those of the British Empire to be held at London with the Olympic games in 1908. The only reason given for the declination is "insuperable difficulties."

Harvard and Yale are members of the Intercollegiate Association, but although the attempt of that association to arrange an international meet has failed, it is possible that Harvard and Yale will send a team to England next summer to compete with Oxford and Cambridge.