Unbeaten Track Varsity Will Face Nine Opponents at Cornell Tonight
The undefeated track team has swept through all its dual meets and its only triangular this year. How well it can do against nine opponents in the Heptagonals at Ithaca this evening is merely conjecture. It won't finish last--it might win.
Dartmouth, Yale, Army, and host Cornell are the teams for the Crimson to beat, but Penn, Princeton, and Navy all have one or two good performers. Columbia and Brown are also-rans.
Best chances for Crimson points lie in both relays, the 600, the 1000, and the two-mile run. The mile-relay team of Bob Weil, Mike Robertson, Al Wills, and French Anderson stands a good chance of winning. The two-mile team of Dick Norris, Bill Morris, Otis Gates, and either Dick Wharton or Jim Cairns will also finish high.
Wills, Anderson, or Robertson rate high in the 600, while either Cairns or Wharton is capable of winning the 1000. Pete Reider and Dave Norris should score in the two-mile, with Reider favored to win.
Against the best of Ivy League track, the varsity will be hard-pressed to score in the other events. Pole vaulters Kip Smith and Don Williams, Ed Carter and Art Martin in the hurdles, dashmen Norm Bruck and Art Mayo, and milers Phil Williams and Ken Wilson will have to better their top previous efforts to place high.
Pete Harpel in the weight, Captain Art Siler and Terry Cheek in the shot, Warren Plath and Hank Wente in the broad jump, and Jerry Fields and Jack Murphy in the high jump complete the Crimson roster.