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ARCH 6, 1963


Top Marks Give Iowa Track Title

Michigan track coach Don Can-
ham fingered a second-rate Iowa
hurdler named Don Gardner as
the key man in sneaking the un-
derdog Hawkeyes past both Mich-
igan and defending champion
Wisconsin Saturday at Madison
for their first Big Ten indoor
track title since 1929.
"Gardner won 'em the meet,"
Canhan said after Iowa's win-
ning mile relay team brought the
Iawkeyes' total to 43 points, just
ahead of Michigan's 41 and Wis-
consin's 40.
Gardner Scores Five
Gardner, who scored only one
point all last year for Iowa, gath-
ered in five Saturday with a fifth
in the 70-yd. high hurdles and a
vital second in the lows.
"Gardner ran much better than
he should've," Canham added.
Iowa, cutting deeply into Mich-
igan's points in the middle dis-
tances, , picked up another 28
points with victories in five races
-the 440 (Gary Hollingsworth),
600 (Roger Kerr), 880 (Bill Fraz-
ier), .mile (Gary Fischer) and
mile relay (Gary Richards, Scott
Rocker, Hollingsworth and Kerr).
"Iowa got points from every
possible guy, and that's what
you've got to do to win it," Can-
ham explained.
Aquino Repeats
Michigan, meanwhile, scored in
12 of 15 eyents but won oly the
1000 when Charlie Aquino, the
defending champion, shattered
the conference, track and varsity
records in 2,:09.9.
"You can always point out a
hundred places where you could
have done better, but we had
some. guys perform much better
than we figured they would,"
Canham pointed out.
Canham. ; pointed out three
tihes that bad luck cost Michigan
points, just as it did Wisconsin
on Friday when the Badgers lost
three men to leg injuries.
Pointy Elbow
The, first struck when David
Romain, a junior quarter-miler
from Trinidad, tried to move up
on the: turn going into the back-
stretch of the 440 final but "acted
as a shock absorber," as he put
it, for an elbow thrown by Mich-
Igan State's John Parker.
Romain said he was stunned
for about six seconds as everybody
passed him on the backstretch.
Winner of his semifinal heat Fri-
day night in personal best of
:49.4, 'Romain could recover in
time in this race to pass only one
man and settled for fifth. Parker,
whom: Canham exonerated from
blame, finished third.
A , half-hour later, misfortune
struck again, this time in .a
judges' decision which placed
junior-'Ken Burnley last in the
six-min finals of .the 60-yd. dash.
Burnley Eliminates
Burnley had eliminated defend-
ing champion Billy Smith of Wis-
consin'In their semifinal heat, but
this time a photo-finish among
fourth, fifth and sixth went
against Burnley.
"If Burnley is fourth, then it's
a tie meet," Canham observed.
Twenty minutes later, Mac
Hunter became a victim of cir-
cumstatces in the 300-yd. dash.
" \ Drawing the tough inside lane,
where a sprinter must take extra
pains to negotiate the turns,
Hunter stretched a thigh muscle
going' into the last turn and fin-
ished fourth in a time of :31.2.
The junior from Muskegon
Heights had avoided leg trouble
all year after sitting out much of
last season with pulls in both
Tough Relay
Michigan's best moment, iron-
ically enough, came in the event
which made Iowa the winner-
the milel relay, the last event on
the program.
Iowa was considered a shoo-in
until it became apparent that

anchorman Bill Frazier, winner of
the 880 in a record 1:51.8, would
not be Able to run because of leg
The Hawkeyes won anyway in
a record 3:14.7, but sophomore
Kent Bernard, from Trinidad,
nearly saved it with one of the
most outstanding (and most un-
noticed) performances in a meet
that saw four conference records
beaten and two more tied.

After taking the baton with a
good seven yards to pick on Iowa's
Roger Kerr, Bernard closed the
gap steadily and came within a
scant yard of cutting down the
Hawkeye anchorman.
Bernard's unofficial split for
hig leg was :47.0, two-tenths un-
der Dave Mills' American record
for the indoor 440. It enabled
Michigan to time 3:14.8, well un-
der the existing varsity record
of 3:16.1 and also under the old
Big Ten record of 3:16.3.
The first three legs'of the relay

were run by Romain (:48.7),
Carter Reese (:49.5) and Talt
Malone (:49.6), who had to run
against Hollingsworth.
For Bernard, it marked the
second time he had been thwarted
by Kerr. He had come within a'
tenth of Tony Seth's varsity rec-
ord of 1:10.3 earlier in the 600-
yd. run. Kerr, however, led all
the way and established a new
conference mark of 1:10.0.
Bernard, incidentally, was run-
ning on a leg that was still a
little shaky from a muscle pull

the week before.
Besides the relay team and
Aquino, Canham was particularly
pleased with the performances of
two juniors who had failed to
place in either of last year's Big
Ten meets-Cliff Nuttall (second
in the 70-yd. high hurdles in
:08.6) and Ted Kelly (third ain
the 880 in 1:53.1).
Both turned in personal bests,
as did Roger Schmitt (third with
a shot put of 54' 2%") and Al
Ammerman (fourth with a high
jump of 6'6").



-Daily-Mike Rutkowski
TIES BIG TEN RECORD-While Michigan State's Bob Moreland (left, foreground) ties the con-
ference record of :08.1 in the 60-yd. dash in Saturday's Big Ten track meet, Michigan's Ken Burnley
(far right) is getting the worst of a Judges' decision which left him out of the money. Others (left
to right) are Illinois' Trent Jackson (fourth, obscured), Purdue's Nate Adams (second), Moreland,
Wisconsin's Lou Holland (third, obscured), Michigan State's Sherm Lewis (fifth) and Burnley.

-Daiy-Mike Rutkowskt
HAWKEYES TAKE RELAY-Iowa won Saturday's Big Ten track meet thanks to a record-breaking
performance in the mile relay. Here Gary :Hollingsworth (6;, left) eases up after giving his team a
seven-yard lead on the third leg. Michigan's Kent Bernard (center), taking the baton from Talt
Malone (right), made up all but a yard by running a brilliant :47.0 anchor leg.





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Representatives of seven civilian research test and development laboratories of the Navy located
in Washington, D. C., Maryland and Virginia will visit on Wednesday, March 20, 1963, to inter-

view candidates for degrees in engineering, mathematics, and physical science.
Opportunities for career employment on projects of world-wide importance.
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