The track team is going to have to start again tonight. And there's no one better to start all over against than Boston University.
Saturday's loss to Army snipped a long string of 28 dual meet victories and it may have saken up a few trackmen. But at yesterday's practice everyone seemed calm and confident.
And why not? The Crimson looked sharp at West Point, even in defeat, and B.U. is a perennial patsy. Harvard squashed them 84-20, last year.
Harvard should bounce back and win all the field events. A few runners could give the squad a little trouble, and one--Dave Hemery--could give a lot. But, as Crimson coach Bill McCurdy puts it, "B.U. just doesn't have the depth."
Hemery is the British Empire high hurdle champion, and he finished second in the NCAA's. McCurday says he will probably run the hurdles and the dash (which are just 40 yards at Briggs), but the big man could try the 600.
If Hemery does run the 600, it will be a fantastic race. He has turned in a 1:09.6 clocking--nearly a full second under Jeff Huvelle's Harvard record. But Huvelle, with a puled hamstring muscle won't run. Instead Hemery will battle with Dave McKelvey (see cut), the track team's new sensation.
Jim Baker won't have Doug Hardin to help him out in the distance races, and he could get a fight from the Terriers' Pete Hoss and George Starkus. Tim McDoone will replace the injured two miler.