Harvard cross country was victorious in both the Freshman and Varsity races yesterday afternoon as both of Jaakko Mikkola's teams downed the Boston University harriers by wide margins. Varsity: Harvard 23, B.U. 47; Freshmen: Harvard 24, B.U. 39.
Champion over the Varsity 4 1/2 mile course was Pon Tuttle '40, who ran the distance in 22 minutes, 29 seconds, leading John Frederickson of Boston University by 20 yards. Spectators were surprised to see Tuttle come in with one feet bare; he had lost his right shoe a mile back.
The first ten men to finish in the Varsity race were as follows: Pen Tuttle '40 (H), John Frederiksen (BU), Sam Wilson (BU), Roswell Brayton '39 (H), David Simboli '40 (H), Gene Clark '40 (H), Bob Nichols '41 (H), George Gardner '39 (H), Richard Wing '40 (H), Edmund Childs '40 (H).
James Igo of Boston University won the Freshman 1 7-10 mile race in 14 minutes, 13 4-5 seconds. Second was Robert Jay of Harvard, who lost in a final hundred-yard spurt with Igo. The first ten Freshman finishers are James Igo (BU), Robert Jay (H), George Byrom (BU), John Sopka (H), William Dias (H), Charles Robins (H), W.H. Young (H), Abbott Fenn (H), Tom McElligott (H), Richard Herlihy (H).