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Lining Them Up


With the opening of spring track just a few days away, Coach Eddie Farrell is more or less dazzled by the display of talent in field and track events. Not in a decade has Harvard possessed a speedier squad of sprint and distance men, and the pole-vaulting combine of Woodberry, Dubiel, Schumann, and Cook eclipses all previous Harvard records.

The distance runners, led by Captain Scheu and Bob Playfair, are good for first places in mile and two-mile in almost any collegiate meet. Scheu has beaten every collegiate miler in the country with the exception of Venzke. Quimby, Turley, and Meaden will be Scheu's most formidable opponents during the spring season, and the Harvard miler's chances look good against any one of the trio. Playfair has been beaten by Versey of Colby on several ocasions, and has not yet proved that he has the finish to outdistance the Colby two-miler, but the only other collegiate runner who can offer him opposition is Kerr of Cornell, whom Playfair beat by a full half lap in their Tri Meet race.

In the 45-yard high hurdles, Milt Green, with three record-tying races to his credit during the winter season, is one of the outstanding prospects of the team. Though his team-mate, Dick Dayes, is out of competition for the year, Green's performance guarantees Harvard the five points for first place in this event against any opponent on the Harvard schedule. Green set a new Tri Meet record in his last start, and track fans expect that he will set a new world's record before the season is out.

Green and Calvin Sure Winners in Broad Jump

Another event in which Green will be a favorite is the broad jump. Eddie Farrell predicts him to better 24 feet in the spring competition, and this performance, coupled with the efforts of Eddie Calvin, guarantees two out of three places in every meet except the Intercollegiates. Both Green and Calvin are also good dash-men and can be counted on to score for the Farrellmen at this distance. In his sophomore year, Calvin was breaking the tape in 5.4-seconds, and though he never attained his best form during the winter season which closed with the Tri Meet, he is potentially a winner for this event. Green like-wise has plenty of speed. The only man to show his heels to Green during the winter season was Linders of Cornell, who was forced to tie the Tri Meet record to outsprint the Harvard runner. Chet Litman will be added to the aggregate of sprint artists when the season opens, and he will be no small addition; though he was not an entrant for winter track, he last spring tied the world's record for the 60-yard dash and should be a candidate for honors in any of this year's meets.

Dubiel, Woodberry, Schumann, and Cook in the pole-vault form an almost unbeatable quartet. Only the Eli captain, Keith Brown, can top the best efforts of the four Crimson stratosphere artists, and in competition against Yale, Harvard is assured of second and third places. In all other dual and triangular meets, Harvard should take first, second, and possibly third.

In the weight events, it has become traditional to bemoan the loss of Dean and Healey, but the outlook is not quite so dismal as it was before the Tri-Meet. Cahners' first place in the 35-pound weight throw against Dartmouth and Cornell give the weight men the first real encouragement they have had in many months. Millard in the shot-put is another prospective point-winner, and the versatile Emile Dubiel, who carried off points in his Freshman year at every event from broad jump to javelin-throw, can be counted on for a capable performance in the javelin-throw.

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