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Record Performances Pace Trackmen Past Tigers; Baseball Team Downs Exeter Nine in Hitter's Duel

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Track

It took a record-breaking performance by Walter Johnson in the final event of the day, but the Harvard freshman track team finally downed Princeton, 78-76, on Saturday to capture its second consecutive win of the season. The Tiger freshmen have been heralded as the best in Princeton history.

Johnson's victory came in the triple jump right after the Yardlings had dropped both relays to fall one point behind. Princeton held first and second in the event going into the final leap, but Johnson raced down the strip to go 46'8" and break the oldest freshman record at Harvard. Frank Connelly set the old record of 45 feet when he won in the 1896 Olympics.

Ed Dugger followed Johnson with his best jump of the year, gaining him third place and the two team points necessary for the win.

Nosal Triple Winner

Weightman Ed Nosal was a triple winner in the hammer, the discus, and the shot. He won the shot with a new freshman record of 51'5", beating junior Dick Benka's 1966 record of 50'2 1/4.

Harvard jumped off to an early lead on a sweep in the two-mile run and a one-two finish by Jon Enscoe and Dave Pottetti in the mile. Victories by Ben Lounsbury and Chris Alvord in the 440 hurdles and the 220-yard dash boosted the Crimson total.

But Princeton came back with a one-two-three sweep in the pole vault and another sweep in the 440-yard run, with ailing freshman captain John Gillis taking fourth.

With only the relay and the triple jump left, freshman coach Ed Stowell said "We decided not to go for the tie, but to save Johnson for the triple jump." His gamble paid off in a new freshman record.

Baseball

After nine long innings, the freshman baseball team batted its way to a 10-8 victory over Exeter on Saturday.

In a game that coach Steve Novich called a "slugfest," the teams combined for a total of 22 hits and seven errors. Only one of the hits went for extra bases--an Exeter double in the third inning.

Exeter started the scoring with three runs in the third, but Harvard roared back in the top of the inning to knock out four hits for four runs.

The Crimson picked up two more runs in the fourth, one in the fifth, and two in the sixth to sail through the rest of the game.

Catcher Pete Varney and shortstop Monk DeMichele picked up three R.B.I's each to lead the team in scoring. Left fielder Larry Cetrulo and center fielder Bill Kelly went two for three to lead the team in hitting. Varney went two for four and DeMichele, one for three.

Three pitchers hurled for the Crimson. Lew Shea took credit for the win and Travis Cook, who relieved him in the fifth, got the save.

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