Perhaps it was the heat, perhaps the fact that the course was choppy and in bad condition; certainly the time for the running of the University Handicaps yesterday was slower than last year. But when it was all over the first to cross the finish line was Art Cahn, with the aid of a three minute handicap.
Despite the humidity, the annual event attracted many runners and spectators to the Newell Boathouse starting line Olympic champion Tom Courtney was among the spectators, although ineligible to race.
While Cahn, a varsity half miler, was the first across the line, Dyke Benjamin ran the fastest time of 18:16 for the cross country distance. Cahn's time was 20:31.