Mile Relay Team In Feature Event At K. of C. Meet
Coach Bill McCurdy will enter two relay teams and several of his top runners in the annual Knights of Columbus Track Meet at the Boston Gardon tomorrow night.
The race to watch will be the Daniel Kelly mile relay. Last year the Crimson's mile relay ran the distance in 3:20.5, setting a University record. Dave Alpers and Renny Little are returning from that team and Capt. Bob Rittenberg and Dick Wharton will all the other two spots.
"If Rittenberg gets a fast start and Alpers' back doesn't bother him we might win it, and beat last year's record time," predicts McCurdy. The Crimson's strongest competition should come from a strong Princeton squad led by its captain and heptagonal champion Joe Meyers.
A group of untested sophomores, Mike Robertson, Jim Cairns, and Zab Warren, join Al Wills in the two mile relay. McCurdy's gamble on youth may pay off if his middle-distance men keep up their present rate of improvement.
Rittenberg and Joel Cohen are entered in the hurdles against some of the best men in the nation. But they may give stars like Jack Davis a close race if they reach the finals.
Little is also entered in the Eddie Farrell 500, named for the former Crimson track coach. McCurdy expects 1954 winner Bob Willie of Tufts to give Little a very gruelling race.
McCurdy will wait until meet-time to decide whom he will place in the dash, broad jump, pole vault, and high jump.
The Yardling's mile relay team completes the list of definite University entrants, as French Anderson, Jon Beacher, Don Rider, and Bob Story face the double handicap of a powerful Yale group and the fact that only Anderson is accustomed to the quarter mile distance.