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Two young men from the north country, wearing green neckties, watched closely from the stands of the Blockhouse last night as the varsity swimming team made Brown its sixth straight victim, by a 43 to 32 score. Earlier the Yardlings had an easier time with the Bruin freshmen, winning 50 to 25.
With the Yale meet becoming an annual do facto defeat, a more or less traditionally bitter rivalry has grown up between Hal Ulen's swimmers and the strong teams from Dartmouth. The Hanover spotters were timing Harvard second places and "splits" sections of the Crimson relays. With the Bruins defeated and Princeton none too strong, the Dartmouth meet on March 3 stands out as the principal threat to a Harvard unbeaten season--always, of course, excepting Yale.
Although the Bruins furnished the strongest competition to date, the contest was not so close as the score would indicate. Harvard handed Joe Watmough's Brown squad a gift of 12 points by disqualifying in the two relays, both of which the Crimson unofficially won. Freestyler Ronnie Huebsch jumped too early in the 300-yard medley relay and Phil Pratt seconded the motion in the 400-yard relay.
Hedberg Improves Time
No varsity titles were shattered, but sophomore Dave Hedberg moved closer to the Harvard 50-yard freestyle record of 23 seconds with a 23.3 winning time. Leading John McNamara by a couple of yards, Hedberg cut a tenth of a second off his previous best meet time, set last weekend against Navy.
Pete Dillingham's exceptional form and 118.9 point total in the dive also bettered his own previous low board performances by a considerable margin. Hedberg also won a close 100.
The best race of the night was the 440 in which Dick Fouquet bettered his best previous efforts although he finished second in a near dead-heat with former prep-school champon Don Cameron.
Don Mulvey, Ralph Zani, and John Millard set a now freshman 300-yard medley relay record of 3:07.9, while Ronnie Wills broke the Brown '54 record in the 220-freestyle with a 2:25 performance.
The varsity summary:
300-yard relay--won by Brown (Fuller, Gray, Barlow). Harvard disqualified.
220-yard freestyle--won by Berke; 2, Cameron (B); 3, Kinney. Time--2:14.6.
50-yard freestyle--won by Hedberg; 2, McNamara; 3, Englehard (B). Time--23.3.
Dive--won by Dillingham; 2, Manheim; 3, Pfannkuch (B). Points--118.9.
100-yard freestyle--won by Hedberg; 2, Harlow (B); 3, Newhard (B). Time--52.3.
200-yard backstroke--won by Steinhart; 2, Hartwell; 3, Fuller (B). Time--2:19.3.
200-yard breaststroke--won by Gray (B); 2, Emerson; 3, Vielman. Time--2:28.6.
440-yard freestyle--won by Cameron (B); 2, Fouquet; 3, Kinney. Time--5:09.3.
400-yard relay--won by Brown (Englehard, Gray, Newhard, Barlow). Harvard disqualified. Brown time--3:38.3.
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