The thirty-third annual track meet of the 1. C. A.A.A.A., held at Franklin Field, Philadelphia, last Friday and Saturday, was won by Cornell University with 34 points. Pennsylvania with 29 1-2 points was second, Yale with 22 third, and Harvard with 17 1-2 points barely won fourth place over Dart-mouth's score of 17 points. The remaining points were distributed as follows: Michigan, 6; Swarthmore, 6; Princeton, 4; Columbia, 4; and Syracuse, 3.
In the preliminary trials on Friday the University team qualified 14 men as against 16 from Yale, 11 from Cornell, 11 from Pennsylvania, 8 from Dartmouth, 7 from Princeton, 3 from Michigan, 2 from Swarthmore and 1 each from New York University, Fordham, Amherst, Columbia and Syracuse. The most remarkable feature of the trials was the equaling of the world's record of 15 1-5 seconds in the 120-yard hurdle race by Shaw of Dartmouth, thereby breaking Kraenzlein's intercollegiate record of 15 2-5 seconds. In the pole-vault Dray, Gilbert, and Nelson of Yale and Cook of Cornell all cleared 12 feet, thus breaking the intercollegiate record of 11 feet 11 3-4 inches held by Dray of Yale. Whitcher of Harvard in the half-mile, Stephenson of Harvard in the broad jump, and all of the Yale hammer-throwers unexpectedly failed to qualify.
The finals on Saturday were held under the worst possible weather conditions. Rain had fallen all the morning and had covered the track with pools of water. A driving wind and more rain continued until the last event of the day, the final of the 220-yard dash. Considering the conditions, the performances in the finals were fully up to the average intercollegiate standard.
Harvard's strength in the meet was unexpected, as was the poor showing of Michigan, which scored only two second places, Heath in the broad jump and Rowe in the mile. Michigan's weakness was largely caused by the failure of her two-mile runners, Dull and May, to secure places. They miscalculated the number of laps they had run, because of the accidental falling of the bell at the beginning of the seventh lap, which made them believe they were on the last round. Rowe of Michigan showed weakness in the mile, allowing Halstead of Cornell to pass him at the last moment. If Michigan had been up to her average in these events, she would have taken so many points from Cornell that in all probability. Pennsylvania would have won the meet.
The Harvard men who secured places were:
T.S.Blumer '10, fourth in the 220-yard dash; G.P.Gardner '10, fourth in the 220-yard hurdles; F.M.De Selding '10, second in the 440-yard run; R.G.Harwood '09, tied for first with Palmer of Dartmouth in the high jump; R.P.Pope '10, third in the high jump; R.E.Soniers '08, tied with Newberry, Pennsylvania, for fourth place in the high jump; L.W.Bangs '08, C.C.Little '10 and B.T.Ste.
phenson '08, second, third and fourth, respectively, in the shot-put. The wonderful running of deSelding in the quarter, and the good work of Bangs and Little in the shot-put and of Harwood in the high jump were the principal cause of Harvard's good showing in the meet. More points would have been scored if Gardner had not fallen on the ninth hurdle in the 220-yard low-hurdle race and Blumer had not snapped a ligament in his thigh in the 220-yard dash.
Men Who Qualified.
Following is a list of the men who qualified in the different events in the preliminary trials on Friday.
La Montagne (Y.), Blumer (H.), Sherman (D.), Lockwood (H.), Whitham (P.), Gamble (Pr.), Cartmell (P.), Carey (Y.).
LaMontagne (Y.), Hanley (D.), Whitham (P.), Gamble (Pr.), Cartmell (P.), Carey (Y.), Sherman (D.), Blumer (H.).
Howe (Y.), Hulbert (M.), Robbins (Y.), Rand (H.), Requardt (C.), Shaw (D.), Talcott (C.), King (Y.).