NEW HAVEN, November 2--Yale today spoiled the cross-country team's attempt to win Harvard's first Big Three Championship since before the war when it defeated the Crimson, 24 to 35. Harvard gained some solace, however, by beating Princeton, 25 to 30, in the double dual meet.
Unexpectedly strong performances from sophomore Joe Albanese, Frank Efinger, John Clary, and Mike Stanley allowed the Blue to win back the Main trophy from Princeton.
For the purpose of scoring for the trophy, an unofficial triangular meet score was kept in which Yale came out on top, with 32 points to 45 for the Crimson and 53 for Princeton.
The expected close race between the captains of the three teams materialized with Princeton's Al Pittis edging out the Crimson's Dave Gregory for top position. Yale's George Dole was forced to settle for the number three spot.
Dave Cairns turned in a good performance to gain a fourth, but from there on, the Crimson were disappointing. Hal Gerry did manage to place tenth, while Emil San Soucie and Bruce Phillips finished 14th and 15th respectively. Hugh Maguire filled out the Crimson scoring in the 19th position, with Steve Sharp close behind.
Meanwhile, the freshman team was completely outclassed by both the Yale and Princeton yearlings, bowing to the Blue, 15 to 40, and to the Tigers, 22 to 37. Yale's Bob Stevens easily beat teammate John Bogan for top honors. The first Crimson finisher was Bill Chrisman in seventh place. He was followed by Marsh Childs, Frank Nahigian, and Frank Hardy.