Thinclads Roll in Greater Boston Meet
Momentum Picking Up
Most athletic coaches will expound on the importance of momentum, but Harvard track coach Bill McCurdy does not have to do much talking--his squad is riding high on a wave of momentum after a first place finish in last weekend's Greater Boston championships.
The resounding victory--Harvard, 95; Northeastern, 67; and B.C., 60, with Brandeis, B.U., MIT and Tufts floundering far behind--marked the fifth win in five attempts for the Crimson this year.
Although the meet was divided into two parts--field events Friday at Briggs Cage and running events Saturday at Tufts' Dussault Cage--Harvard's trackmen painted the outcome Crimson after only one day's competition by taking a 58-16 lead Friday over nearest competitor Northeastern.
Harvard's trackmen won four of Friday's six field events in building up the practically insurmountable lead. Dan Jiggetts began the assault in the 35-lb. weight throw, hurling the weight 60 ft.-2 1/4 in. for first place. Steve Hanes skied to victory in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 14 ft. even.
Hasan Kayali led a strong Crimson performance in the triple jump with a winning leap of 47-ft., 6 1/2-in., and Mel Embree took first in the high jump with a 7-ft., 1 1/2-in. vault.
Although Harvard had virtually locked up the victory by that point the other schools made a run at it in Saturday's track events, shutting the Crimson out in the 50-yd. dash, the mile run and the hurdles.
Jeff Campbell turned in a 2:11.1 clocking for first in the 1000, though, and Harvard nabbed first place in the two-mile relay.