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Chris Ohiri's umpteenth injury of the year and an absolutely insane schedule of events may have ruined the varsity track team's chances in the Heptagonal Games tomorrow at Hanover. But the track meet isn't over until the last man is out and coach Bill McCurdy's varsity may still be able to capture the Heps crown.
Ohirl, counted on for points in the 100 yard dash, broad jump, and hop, step, and jump, will be out of the meet with a heel injury. Thus Sid Marland and Marty Beckwith in the broad jump and Marland, Hobie Armstrong, and Zeko Azikiwe in the hop, step, and jump, will have to come through in spades to give the varsity the points it needs in these events.
Officials have scheduled the $90 trials directly before the mile final, thus eliminating the possibility of a double entry. This, of course, is pure insanity, and a more perfect way to short-change the Crimson couldn't be devised by the mind of man.
Captain Mark Mullin, with a 1:51.3 $30 and a 4:09.6 mile to his credit this spring, had planned to shoot for a double, and Ed Hamlin might also have run in both races. Both the $30 and mile fields are thin this year, and the varsity might have reaped a 24-point harvest in the two events. But not any more.
Mullin will run the mile, probably against Bobby Mack of Yale and the resuscitated Steve Machooka of Cornell; the time may be near the 4:03 mark. Hamlin will go in the $30, along with Harry Rich. The third member of the big three, Eddie Meehan, will probably accompany Mullin in the mile, and whoever is feeling particularly windy can pick up a fifth-place point in the two-mile.
Otherwise, the Crimson will field its usual crew. Matters seem once again to be in the hands of the field event men. It is possible to figure out a way for the varsity to win by a point over Yale; at that, the Crimson's margin would be greater than its three-tenth of a point bulge over Army indoors this winter.
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