Track Squad Runs, Suns On Spring Training Trip

Eighteen members of the varsity track team traveled to balmy Jamaica last week for their annual Spring training trip, in preparation for the season-opening meet this Saturday at Brown.

The team conducted morning and evening workouts from March 30 through April 5 at the National Stadium at Kingston, Jamaica, and stayed in quarters near the stadium.

"We had a very successful trip," said coach Bill McCurdy. "As for as morale, enthusiasm, and willingness to work are concerned, this has to be the most successful Spring training trip we've ever had. There's no way to tell now, but I'm sure we made much progress," he added.

"We had to curtail practice day because of rain," McCurdy the only interruption at night by a nearby donkey who seemed every two hours."

McCurdy praised sophomore Dave Pottetti for his progress week. "Dave ran very well the week," he said. "In fact, his most impressive training .

Miler Royce Shaw, trying to from winter ailments, also had an standing week. "Shaw has not fully caught up yet," said McCurdy, "but he is far ahead of the condition he was in this winter."

The only injuries of the week were suffered by miler Jon Enscoe, bothered by tight muscles around the knee, and sprinter Chris Alvord, hampered by an injury to the arch of his foot.

Heavies Stay Home


The field event men trained in Cambridge during the week, primarily because of the superior training facilities in the Harvard track bubble. "The training went very well," said field coach Ed Stowell. "The javelin throwers has especially fine workouts. I'm confident that the javelin crew will be the strongest in Harvard history."

Harvard record-holder Henry Bernson and former record-holder Frank Champi will be the top javelin threats, but they should be well-complemented by sophomores Richie Szaro, the freshman record-holder, and Bill Rosenburg.

Stowell was worried about the condition of two members of his already thin jumping squad. Long-jumper Skip Hare aggravated an old injury and Bob Galliers, another long-jumper, suffered a collapsed lung. If these two are slow in recovering, Stowell will rely on Walter Johnson to provide the strength in this event.