CRIMSON TO MEET NASSAU ON TRACK
Tiger Entry a Surprise to Bingham and Farrell--Promoters of Meet Aim at Publicity
The Harvard one-mile relay team will definitely compete against Princeton in the invitation meet arranged by the New York Athletic Club to be held in Madison Square Garden on February 14, it was announced last night by W. J. Bingham '16, Director of Athletics. When the Athletic Association first accepted the invitation it was not known that Princeton was to participate in the relay. Yale and the University of Maryland were understood to be the only other competitors.
"The relay as it stands will be satisfactory, however" stated Mr. Bingham last night. "The competition has been arranged entirely by a third party. We can not withdraw from the meet merely because it is learned that Princeton is participating in it. When athletic relations were broken off last November, it was with the understanding that Princeton would not withdraw from any league or competition with other institutions because a Harvard team was entered.
"Usually we are consulted and made acquainted with our prospective opponents in relay meets. The present arrangement seems to have been made, in part at least, for the publicity which it would attract."
It was not until yesterday that the Athletic Association was made aware of Princeton's entry through newspaper dispatches from New York in which the New York Athletic Club announced that "Princeton, Harvard and the University of Maryland will meet in a special relay event at the Club games in the Madison Square Garden."
Coach E. L. Farrell, when questioned yesterday, stated that, at the time of accepting the invitation he had not expected Yale to run in the relay and that only Harvard and Maryland would compete.