IN response to several requests from members of the University, the following table of best on records at Harvard has been compiled, so that our athletes may have an opportunity of seeing exactly how our records compare with those of our sister colleges. In placing this table beside our College Table in the last Crimson, it will be seen that several of our records are lamentably poor, in fact, utterly unworthy of our Association, and we shall look forward to seeing more than one of them bettered at the approaching spring meeting. It may be said, however, in excuse for the poorness of the records at the pole leaping and throwing the hammer, that each of these events has been competed for only once at our meetings, and the men had then made no preparation at all for them; but with the present inducements offered by the H. A. A., we shall expect to see the hammer thrown much farther than 59 ft. 8 in. on May 22, and can only regret the lack of opportunity for the improvement of the pole leaping record likewise.
TABLE OF BEST HARVARD COLLEGE RECORDS UP TO MAY 1, 1880.
EVENT. RECORD. NAME.
H. M. S.
100-yards dash --- --- 10 1/4 E. J. Wendell.
220-yards dash --- --- 24 E. J. Wendell.
1/4-mile run --- --- 54 R. Bacon.
1/2-mile run * 2 8 2-5 T. H. Simmons.
1-mile run --- 4 56 J. S. Bell.
3-mile run --- 16 56 A. L. Lowell.
120-yards hurdle - --- 18 1-5 J. E. Cowdin.
1-mile walk --- 7 33 1/2 W. R. Taylor.
3-mile walk - 25 22 3/4 W. R. Taylor.
7-mile walk - 1 5 15 1/4 W. R. Taylor.