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EXCELLENT TRACK RESULTS

University Squads Won Five of Eight Events at S. B. A. C. Meet.

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Eleven places of a possible twenty four in eight events were secured by members of the University track squads at the South Boston Athletic Club's annual indoor games in Mechanics Hall, Boston, Saturday evening. These consisted of five first, three seconds, and three thirds, which were won in seven events. In the high jump the large handicaps proved too great to be overcome. Team A defeated team B in the 390-yard relay by two yards, and the 1914 team lost to the Boston English High School by the same distance in a closely contested race.

The Track Events.

In the first event, the 40-yard dash for novices, F. O. Bergquist '12 broke the tape in 5 seconds. After this event came the handicap dash, in which P. G. M. Austin '13, with three feet handicap, finished second. The next race, the half-mile run, was entirely Harvard's. With a lap to go, S. Nichols '13 took the lead, followed by P. R. Withington '12. Then H. M. Warren '13, running with fourteen yards handicap, broke loose in the last sixty yards and passed both Nichols and Withington, beating the former by six inches in 2 minutes, 3 1-5 seconds. H. P. Lawless '13, who was boxed for the greater part of the race, was fourth. The novice 600-yard run was won in 1 minute and 22 seconds by R. H. Rowse '12, who came into the lead a lap from the finish. F. D. Everett '11 was a close third, losing second place when he lost his stride on the last lap. The one-mile handicap proved to be an excellent contest. With the leaders constantly changing, P. Newton '11, who, with forty yards handicap was virtually scratch man, gained steadily. With one hundred yards to go he made an excellent sprint, but was unable to catch the leader, finishing three yards in the rear. Four men from the University qualified in the trial heats of the 440-yard handicap dash, the last regular event. F. H. Storms '14, with twenty-four yards allowance, took the lead in the final and was not headed. His time was 53 4-5 seconds.

First Place in Shot-Put.

P. H. Keays '13 secured first place in the 16-pound shot-put with a handicap of three feet and an actual put of 39 feet, 4 1-2 inches. F. H. Leslie '12 was third. The high jump was won by S. C. Lawrence, 2d, 1G., the scratch man, with a jump of 6 feet, 1-2 inch.

Relay Races Hotly Contested.

K. S. Billings '12, running for team A secured a lead of three yards over D. B. Adams '12. W. H. Fernald '12 increased this, when S. C. Simons '11 was unable to hold him. The third man for team B, D. P. Ranney '12 was a little faster than J. K. Lewis, Jr., '11, and made up the lost ground so that H. W. Kelley '11 was only a yard behind R. C. Foster '11 at the start of the last relay. Kelley hung to Foster and almost succeeded in passing him on the second lap, but the latter was a too fast. The time of team A was 3 minutes, 14 seconds.

W. H. Meanix for the Boston English High School secured the advantage in the first relay over W. A. Barron '14, A. L. Jackson '14 was unable to hold I. T. Howe, and finished ten yards behind. This lost ground was retrieved by F. J. O'Brien '14, the third man for the Freshmen, enabling W. L. Allen '14--to start only two yards behind G. Read. Allen attempted repeatedly to pass the schoolboy, but could not succeed. The time of the winning team was 3 minutes, 14 2-5 seconds

W. H. Meanix for the Boston English High School secured the advantage in the first relay over W. A. Barron '14, A. L. Jackson '14 was unable to hold I. T. Howe, and finished ten yards behind. This lost ground was retrieved by F. J. O'Brien '14, the third man for the Freshmen, enabling W. L. Allen '14--to start only two yards behind G. Read. Allen attempted repeatedly to pass the schoolboy, but could not succeed. The time of the winning team was 3 minutes, 14 2-5 seconds

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