Jaakko Mikkola will unleash his harriers tomorrow afternoon against Holy Cross in their season opener. Although weakened by the loss of three veterans of last year's undefeated team through graduation, Jaakko anticipates little difficulty in duplication the victory over the Purple distance-men last fall.
Robert S. Playfair '36, captain and holder of the course record as well as winner of the Big Three Meet for the past two years, is regarded as the probable tape-breaker of tomorrow's meet. Hayden Channing, Jr. '37, who was second in this meet last year, is expected to follow close on his captain's heels.
Alexander C. Northrop '38, captain of his Freshman team and pack-leader in many of its races, will have a chance to prove his worth as a four-miler tomorrow. Dark-horse of the squad is John M. Lovejoy '37, who started his cross-country career this fall.
A dangerous pair to the Crimson runners will be Molley and O'Connor, Holy Cross main-tays who finished sixth and seventh respectively last year. McHugh trailed Northrop in the yearling race and may also prove a threat.
The Varsity race will be run over the same four mile course as last year, starting on the Cambridge side of the Charles above the Lars Anderson Bridge, across the next bridge upstream, and down the other side, finishing in front of Newhall Boat House.
A Freshman team of unknown strength will also race. They will follow a two-mile course, completely on the Stadium side of the river with the same finish as the Varsity. Both events will start at 3.30 o'clock.
Among the yearling harriers who showed up well in time trials are: Richard C. Babb, Roswell Brayton, George P. Gardner, III, Alfred J. Hanlon, Jr., Frederick C. Hinman, and Francis R. King.