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Track Team to Face Dartmouth In Season's Opener at Hanover

Indians Seeking Revenge

By William C. Sigal

Heptagonal championship notwithstanding, the varsity track team faces a tough meet in its opener against Dartmouth tomorrow afternoon at Hanover. The revenge-minded Indians, still smarting from their 1/3 of a point loss last season, would like nothing more than to unseat the Eastern king. Meet time is 1:30.

On paper, this year's varsity looks stronger than last year's injury-riddled squad which nonetheless swept through its season undefeated. Bolstered by several outstanding members of last year's undefeated freshman team, plus the return to form of Joel Cohen, the varsity has strengthened several of last year's weak events. On the debit side, however, the team lacks a good pole vaulter, shot putter, or broad jumper. This may create the possibility of an Indian sweep in these events.

In the running events, the varsity has a decided advantage, especially in those in which Dartmouth's Doug Brew will not enter. Brew can run any thing from the 600 to the two-mile, but fortunately cannot do everything.

The varsity will line up with Cohen, Art Martin, and Carl Pescosolido in the high hurdles. Cohen must be rated the favorite in this event, although the other two places will be a toss-up.

Former freshman stars Joel Landau and Sandy Dodge, along with junior Art Mayo make the dash a potentail sweep for the varsity, while in the 600, captain Dick Wharton, French Anderson, and Mike Robertson will be matched only by Dick Schad for the Green.

Bill Morris, Jim Cairns, the Heptagonal champion, and Dick Norris make the 1,000 another strong event, while Dave Norris, moved down from the two-mile, Dave McLean, and Bill Thompson could take two places in the mile. Heptagonal champion Pete Reider, tangles again with his old rival Brew, in what shapes up as one of the most exciting races of the meet.

Pete Harpel in the weight is up against George Bixby, who has tossed the 35-pound ball nearly four feet better than he, but John DuMoulin or Paul Doty could also score. Doty leads the shotputters, with Hank Abbot and Pescosolido also entered. The high jumpers will be John deKiewiet, John Murphy, and the versitile Pescosolido. Dave Gately, Henry Wante, and Dave Rosenthal will be the broadjumpers.

In what may prove the deciding events, the relays, coach Bill McCurdy has Dave Brahms, Bob Weil, Robertson, and Anderson scheduled for the mile-relay, with Dave Spinney, Dick Norris, Morris, and either Wharton or Cairns scheduled for the two-mile

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