Plagued by an early spill, the Varsity mile relay team trailed Cornell and Princeton last Saturday night in a four college contest at the Millrose Games in Madison Square Garden. It was their first setback of the season.
When leadoff man Cliff Wharton went down in a traffic jam, trying to pass front running Cowle of Princeton, Crimson aspirations ebbed. But Dave Hamblett, filling in for the injured Wes Flint, and Al Ruby, pulled the Varsity into third place, and Jim Wheeler, moving up quickly over the final quarter, cut Cornell's lead. Yale was a tired last.
Unofficial clocking credited Wharton, Hamblett, Ruby and Wheeler with 3:31.6. The victorious Ithacans ran the mile course with a time of 3:28.6. The Crimson will get another shot at the Tiger next Saturday in a triangular meet at West Point.