Varsity Trackmen To Take On Tough Prep School Squad
Exeter Boasts Fast Miler, Well-Balanced Aggregation
Coach Jaakko Mikkola's invariably reliable pre-meet dope sheet shows no more than a five point margin between Exeter and Harvard trackmen when the Crimson takes on the Red and Gray at Exeter tomorrow.
The prepsters looked impressive as they ran off with a 20 point decision from New Hampshire last week, revealing terrific strength in the distances. Ed Hall ran a 4:32.6 mile against the Wildcats, as good as anything the Crimson runners have shown all year, and has done even better, according to current reports. Tim Coggeshall will probably lead the Harvard mile hosts, supported by Archie Lyon and Mark Tuttie. Another of the prep school stars is pole vaulter Joe Harwood, a consistent 12 footer, who will provide the toughest sort of competition for Alex Rogerson, the best the Crimson has to offer.
Captain Don MacKinnon should be able to squeeze by with a first or two in the hurdles, but even he will be hard pressed by some top-notch Exeter timber-toppers. Wille Fisher, the other half of Mikkola's point-winning due, is a cinch to triumph in the hammer-throw, although he will be tossing a 16 pound weight while the prep school slingers will use a 12 pounder. If he gets into trouble, however, Wille plans to make his final throw with the lighter pellet.
Only Crimson stalwarts who will not compete are Bob Schneider, who took top honors in the broad jump against Tufts, and miler Dick Bryan. They are out for a few days with various ailments.