Over a new course of three miles and seven tenths, the University cross country handicap was led throughout its length yesterday by Bill Daniels of the Medical School. The fastest time of the afternoon was turned in by Roswell Brayton, captain of the Cross Country team in 19 minutes and one second; he nevertheless placed sixth, because of his handicap.
Daniel's time was 21:15.4. He was followed at the finish line by Dave Wilson, a newcomer to cross country racing in 21:42. The rest of the first twenty at the finish line were as follows in the order listed: Jim McLaughlin, Bob Jay, Dias, Roswell Brayton, Jean Clark, Pen Tuttle, Dick Wing, Cy Martin, Ted Noone, Johnny Wells, Dave Simboli, Bob Burns, McElligott, Lewis, Sopka, George Heywood, Griffith, and Charlie Meyer.
The course covered by the field started at the Newell Boat House, rounded the Metropolitan Race Track, and finished at the Boat House. It was used in preference to the four and a half mile level course run in the past.
Two favorite contestants, the first two runners on the Freshman team last year, Nichols and Oldfather, were unable to take part in the race.