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Swimmers Top Army, 55-20; Berke Edges Craigie in 220

By Andrew E. Norman

Revenge was sweet for Hal Ulen, Bob Berke, and the Crimson swimmers. They fought for every point and poured a 55 to 20 Harvard victory over the Cadets, who had beaten then in close, tense meets the previous two years. The meet was held in the Indoor Athletic Building Saturday night.

The big race was the 220-yard freestyle between the two captains. Jack Craigie, the best man at this distance in West Point history, let Berke take an early lead, preferring to swim at his own pace.

Craigie came up fast toward the end, but Berke put on an inspired sprint and finished with a one-yard lead over the cadet in 2:13.1. It was Berke's third straight over Craigie.

John Steinhart swam the 200-yard backstroke in 2:16.2 for a new College and I.A.B.record. Since the 150-yard standard has been extended this season for the first time, the mark has little significance as a record. In most eastern college meets this year, however, the winning time has been close to or over 2:20.

Every First but One

Harvard took every first place except the 440-yard free-style (which went to Craigie), both relays, and four of seven seconds.

Sophomore Dave Hedberg captured both the 50 and 100-yard freestyle races. After two meets, he remains undefeated in both events, as does Pete Dillingham in the dive, Rene Vielman in the 200-yard breaststrke, Berke in the 220, and Steinhart in the backstroke. Crimson opponents have won only one race--Craigie's 440.

Since swimming runs truer to form than most sports, it is fairly safe to predict that the Crimson will go into the Yale meet undefeated.

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