The Harvard track team did not just win yesterday. The Crimson demolished and sent scurrying all local pretenders to the Greater Boston Championship.
When night fell on the Boston College tartan track, the final stats showed Harvard with 151 points to Northeastern's 63, Boston College's 53, and a few other colleges with a smattering of points.
Twelve first-place finishes by the Crimson, including triple wins by Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace and Mike Horton, brought the city title back to Harvard for the second straight year.
"We had them all the way," coach Edgar B. Stowell said after the meet. We just had too much overall depth down the line to ever be particularly concerned about the outcome."
Vanderpool-Wallace jumped and leaped his way to long jump and triple jump victories and anchored the winning 440-yd. relay team.
Horton, also a member of the victorious quarter-mile relay team, won the 100-yd. dash in ten seconds flat and the 220-yd. dash in 22.1
"Before I came I decided I had to do something," Horton said yesterday. He added that he quit smoking a week ago, which he said he had started during March hour exams.
The Crimson picked up three one-two finishes from Mel Embree and John McCulloh in the high jump, Jay Hughes and Steve Niemi in the hammer throw and Nick Leone and Joel Peters in the 440-yd. dash.
Jim Kleigar, Steve Hanes and Don Berg won the first three places in the pole vault, while Sam Butler captured the 440-yd. hurdles and placed second in the 120-yd. high hurdles to the 14.9 winning time of Boston University's Tim Tyler.
"I blew it," Butler said after his second-place finish. "I had him [Tyler] at the sixth hurdle and then started hitting every one."
Steve Niemi's 151-ft., 5-in. toss netted him first place in the discus and freshman Tom Lincoln threw a personal best 207 ft. 1 in. to place second in the javelin.
Kevin McCafferty, Jay Hughes and Mitch Witten swept the bottom half of the shot put slate, gaining third, fourth and fifth positions.