Hanover, N. H., February 23.-- E. M. Wells, captain and star hurdler of the Dartmouth track team, will probably not be able to compete in the Triangular track meet between Harvard, Dartmouth, and Cornell in the Arena Saturday night. Wells is at present in the hospital suffering from an injury to his instep which he received as a result of a fall in the New York Athletic Club Games Monday evening. Hot compresses are being constantly applied in an effort to reduce the swelling, which persists despite all treatment.
Wells was counted on for a sure first in the hurdle event, and his loss makes Coach Hillman extremely pessimistic over the Green's chances in the coming meet.
The Dartmouth leader will make the trip to Boston, but whether he will be in a condition to hurdle is extremely doubtful.
The rest of the Dartmouth team, consisting of 35 men, will arrive in Boston early tomorrow morning. They will stay at the Hotel Kenmore.