The following article, reprinted from the Yale News shows how poor the track outlook appears at New Haven. The pole-vault is the single event in which Yale can be sure of being represented by first class men.
"The outlook for a successful track team this season is not very encouraging and there are a great many gaps to be filled. The winners of the 24 1-2 points which Yale scored in the Intercollegiates last year have almost all graduated; those who have returned only won a total of 4 1-2 points last spring. In the Princeton meet last year Yale scored 56 points but point winners who are still available only procured 18 points in that meet. Out of 59 1-2 points won in the Harvard meet, only 14 may be attributed to men still in the University.
"The loss of J. R. Kilpatrick, 1911, shot-putter and broad jumper, G. A. Chisholm, 1911 S., hurdler, C. W. Bleistein, 1911 S., sprinter, F. A. Reilly, 1911 L., sprinter, R. J. Holden, 1911 S., broad jumper, W. Canfield, 1911, high jumper, and C. C. Childs, 1912 L., hammer thrower will be keenly felt and it is doubtful if the gap left by these men can be filled successfully.
"Yale's strength in the sprints will depend chiefly upon the work of E. U. Thatcher, 1912 S., who reached the finals in the Intercollegiates last spring, and T. F. Rudell, 1913, who finished second in the 100-yard dash in the Princeton meet.
"Yale is not very strong in the middle distance runs and her hopes will rest upon the work of X. J. Farrar, 1912, who finished second in the 440 in the Harvard meet, and third in that event in the Princeton meet. H. Stewart, 1913 S., captain of last year's freshman team, and F. T. Boyd, 1912, are the only other promising candidates.
"In the half-mile, D. L. Seymour, 1912 S., J. R. Tuttle, 1913, L. Platt, 1912 S., R. Bellows, 1913 S., and H. J. Norris, 1913 S., are all likely to develop, but none of them have shown any extraordinary ability.
"The loss of G. A. Chisholm, 1911 S., in the 110 and 220-yard hurdles, who for the last two years was the Intercollegiate champion, is irreparable, as it will be impossible to find a hurdler of his ability. The most likely candidates for this event are C. A. Larkin, 1912, who finished third in the high hurdles against Harvard, and second in that event against Princeton; P. S. Platt, 1912, who obtained third place in the low hurdles in the Princeton meet, and S. Howe, 1912 S.
"Yale has several distance men of mediocre ability but on stars. The men who will probably enter in the mile and two-mile this year are G. Marsh, 1912, W. L. Cross, 1912 S., A. B. Gardner, 1913. C. C. Gulliver, 1913, M. C. Dowling, 1913 S., T. K. A. Hendrick, 1913 S., and J. P. Booth, 1914.
"Three good men in the pole-vault are Captain R. A. Gardner, 1912, J. N. Byers, 1912 S., and S. B. Wagoner, 1913. These three men tied for first place in both the Harvard and Princeton meets last season, while Captain Gardner secured second place in the Intercollegiates and Byers tied for third.
"In the high jump, G. S. Dickinson, 1912 S., is the only member of last year's team who will be able to compete. For both the high and broad jumps, C. O. Walcott, 1913 S., W. P. Foss, 1913 S., H. W. Merritt, 1913 S., and R. A. Douglas, 1914, all of last year's freshman team, are the candidates of most promise.
"In the hammer-throw, Child's loss will be keenly felt and Yale will depend on P. T. Francis, 1912, H. E. Pickett, 1913, R. S. Cooney, 1914, and B. F. Avery, 1914. In the shot-put D. L. Bomeisler, 1913, and H. Harbison, 1914, will have to develop greatly to become point winners.
Yale Track Schedule.
The Yale track team schedule for the coming season has been announced as follows:
February 10--B. A. A. games, at Boston.
February 17--Columbia indoor meet, at New York.