Unless large Sam Felton breaks a leg between now and 12:30 o'clock, Harvard should grab an early lead in the 27th annual indoor IC4A track and field championships at New York today.
Felton and teammate Bob Forsyth are expected to nail first and fourth (for a total of seven points) in the opening event of the meet, the 35-pound weight throw at Squadron A Armory early this afternoon. These points alone will probably be enough to put the Crimson into the first ten teams in the 42-college field. Three or four more will land Harvard in the first five leaders.
Finished Fourth Last Year
To get these extra points, Coach Mikkola is counting on pole-vaulters Bill Lawrence and Bud Lockett, speedy Jon Spivak in the 60-yard dash, and Don Trimble in the shot. Last year's squad, with a point total of 12, finished fourth behind NYU, Manhattan, and Penn State. Today, the Violets grip on IC4A track will be jeopardized by Yale, Manhattan again, Penn State, and possibly Army.
In the dash tonight, Spivak will have to contend with men like Joe Cianciabella, last winter's winner, Ira Kaplan, and Homer Gillis. He may pick up a couple of points if he gets a break off the mark. Don Trimble may squeeze in for a fifth-place point in the shot. He hit 47 feet, 11 1/2 inches at New Haven this week. Lawrence and Lockett could score in the vault.
Making the trip with these men, Coach Mikkola and Manager Smart, are Al Ruby (600), Gene Harrigan (high jump), and Harvey Thayer (dash). In Briggs Cage at 2 o'clock the Freshman team will meet Moses Brown and LaSalle, both of Providence.