Alfred Shrubb has been engaged to take charge of the distance runners of the University track team this spring, leaving Mr. Donovan free to coach the sprinters and field event men. Shrubb has also contracted to coach the cross-country team next fall.
Coach Shrubb holds the world's record for two miles, in 9 minutes, 9 and 3-5 seconds. He won the national championship of England in 1901-2-3-4, and the international championship of Europe in 1903-4.
Successful Cross-Country Coach.
Coach Shrubb first came to the University in the fall of 1908, when he coached the cross-country team which defeated Yale. In 1910 and 1911 he again coached the University cross-country teams, which in those years beat Yale and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and finished second to Cornell in the intercollegiates. Last fall he coached the University team which beat Cornell in a dual race; defeated Yale, finishing all 10 men ahead of Yale's first man; and won the intercollegiate races at Ithaca.