The Crimson Varsity track squad journeys to New Haven Monday and the picture of the outcome painted by Coach Jaakko Mikkola is not a bright one. Yale has a strong, well-balanced aggregation this season featuring men like Roy Schwartzkopf and Jerry Castle who can double up in the mile and two-mile races, and turn in creditable performances in both.
Castle, for instance, took a second to Dartmouth's Don Burnham, who broke the Indian record, and then took a third in a fast two-mile. According to Coach Mikkola, however, the Crimson two-milers have been improving rapidly, and are now doing extremely well. Other Harvard hope here is the return of Fred Phinney, who may well run for the first time this year since the cross-country season.
Yale Swept Shot
Against the Indians, the Bulldogs swept the shotput, and won five other events. But Dick Pfister and Johnny Shattuck have looked well recently, and should give the Blue a hard contest. Perhaps the best Crimson event will be the pole vault, where Mike Ford has been in first place consistently this season.
Had the informal practice meet between the Yardlings and four Greater Boston private schools been a score affair, the Freshmen would have it with their four firsts and four seconds, Roxbury Latin was their nearest rivals, with three firsts, while Noble and Greenough, Browne and Nichols, and Huntington followed in that order.
Best performances of the day were turned in by Yardling Jack Fisher in the shot put when he tossed the iron ball 52 ft., 6% in., and by Ken Hanlon, whose brothers Paul and A1, followed in the footsteps of his and won the 600 in the good time of 1:9.1.