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The Harvard track team proved that it's possible to get older and better at the same time last night by demolishing Brown, 96-40, thus raising their season record to 3-0.
The meet, which stayed close through the first few events, ended in a total rout for the Bruins, as the Crimson swept four of the 16 events-the 60 yard dash, two mile run, high jump, and two mile relay-and placed the top two finishers in the mile run, long jump, 1000 yard run, and triple jump.
Leading the Crimson charge this time was senior jumper Hasan Kayali, who pulled in his third straight double first place in his third straight double first place in as many meets. In the long jump, Kayali and teammate Sola Mahoney completely dismantled their nearest competition with jumps of 22 ft 9 in 22 ft. 6 1.4 in., respectively.
Kavali continued the fireworks in triple jump, as the Turkish-born jump pulled down his best stateside mark over in that event, a starting 47 ft 2 1.2 in. The competition in Crimson track and field is tough, however, and teammate Bruce Brooks was right behind him with a jump of 47 ft. 1 in.
More Harvard theatrics came in the two mile run, where harriers Reed Eichner, Ed Sheehan, and Marc Meyer ran out in front of the pack early and never looked back after them, cruising to an easy one-two-three victory.
In the high jump, Crimson jumper Dan Sullivan repeated his personal best of 6'10", and was followed by fellow harriers Mike Young and Mark Goethe with twin scores of 6'4".
The third Crimson sweep of the evening came in the 60 yard dash, where Harvard runners Wayne Moore, Ralph Polillio, and Joe Salvo left their Bruin competition behind, if not in a cloud of dust, then in a flurry of little pink eraser stubs.
With the onset of Christmas vacation, the time has come for the trackmen to cool their jets. For a time, at least, until Northeastern rears its ugly head on January 14. If the Crimson can regain its momentum, however, it should prove another prime opportunity for more turkey-shooting.
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