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Yale made good its throat Saturday and put down the Crimson track team for the second consecutive year. The score, 71 5/6 to 63 1/6, was effected principally by runners and field men who figured prominently in the victory last year.
Despite the final score, however, the high spot of the afternoon was Alexander Northrop, the 185-pound red-haired captain of the Crimson who steamed around the Stadium track to set records in both the mile and the half-mile, leaving Crimson and Blue competitors alike in the background.
After taking the mile race in 4 min., 18.2 sec., ahead of his teammate Gene Clark, inspired Northrop returned for the half. Congdon of Yale was never a threat to Harvard's leader in this distance, for the Blue ace was left far behind when Northrop started sprinting the last lap to break both the meet and Harvard records with 1 min., 52.3 seconds.
Downing Sets Record
Just as sensational, though perhaps not as spectacular, was the Crimson victory by Sophomore George Downing in the 16 pound shot. Downing three times broke the meet record, and his final throw of 48 ft., 9 7/6 in. Surpassed the record set by Johny Dean in 1934 by eight inches. He failed by 3/8 of an inch, however, to break Dean's all-time Harvard record.
The finish of the 440 yard run was gratifying to Crimson fans. Jim Light-body, Tudor Richards, and Frannie King swept around the turn in a pre-arranged formation which left the home stretch clear for them to finish in that order. Light-body's time of 50.6 seconds was adequate in view of the fact that he was entered in the low hurdles later in the afternoon.
Mason Fernald turned in a satisfactory afternoon's performance by placing second in the low hurdles and third in the highs. Both finishes were very close, and he pressed his rival Ted Day to new meet records in both, though the low hurdle mark was disallowed because of the tail wind.
Guill Aertsen vindicated himself in the high-jump by clearing six feet and thus tying for first place with teammate Bob Haydock. In the broad-jump Rock Hollands upset the dope-sheets by placing second to Hunt Ethridge of Yale. Holland's distance was 22 ft., 5 5/3 inches.
Freshmen Spectacular in Defeat
Don Donahue, Captain Rolla Campbell, and Bob Partlow turned in double victories Saturday for the Freshmen though their team lost to the Blues 77 to 58. The Crimson first-year men led their opponents with first places but lost the contest as predicted for loss of second and third place fillers. Only three and a half seconds were gained.
Donahue was outstanding for his versatility par excellence. He won both hurdles, gained second place in the broad jump, and was third in the pole vault and the hundred yard dash. His five places netted 15 points. Rolla Campbell squeezed out a first in the quarter-mile, and then won his specialty, the half-mile, in the easy time of 2 min., 3 sec.
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