Closing a winter season that has been generally unsuccessful, the track team sent five men down to New York last night to compete in today's IC4A meet in Madison Square Garden.
Leader of the delegation is Captain Don Donahue, who stands a fair chance of placing among the leaders in the 50 yard high hurdles. Considered by assistant coach Bill Neufeld as one of the best timber-toppers in the East, the Crimson captain will compete against speedy Ed Dugger of Tufts, whom he has never beaten. But this may be his chance to pull a surprise on Dugger, as the Tufts runner is known to be out of shape. Also in the hurdles is Roger Schafer, who is a good performer, and has pushed Donahue to the finish in every meet so far this year.
Pirnie Up Against It
Doug Pirnie is alone in the 60 yard dash and will meet with the heaviest competition of all the Mikkolamen. Today he will come up against Owen and Rothschild of Yale, both of whom he has beaten, and some considerably heavier opposition in the form of Garland of Manhattan and Heinbockel of Dartmouth. According to Neufeld, he is not the consistent performer that Donahue is, and must be in top shape to capture a place in the big-time.
Fourth of the Crimson entries is Chester D'Autremont, who is entering the pole vault along with Mike Ford. D'Autremont has cleared 13 feet, and a repeat will mean a fairly sure place. Ford is 6 inches behind him, but might push himself to a new personal record and clinch runner-up honors.
While the Crimson squad is too small to hope for a place in the team competition, it can win several individual honors, and repair some of the losses the track team has suffered this winter.