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February 10, 1961 - Image 21

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Spikesters To Face Midwest's
Best In Michigan AAU Relays
With its best middle distance Michigan State, althoug
Michigan's track' team' may be men in Los Angeles, Michigan may in individua events, is fa
hard 'pressed : by Western Michi- relinquish most of. the relays to only one relay, the distan
gan tomorrow for top honors in Western . Michigan, although it ley. Central. Michigan,, whi
the Michigan AAU Relays at Yost will enter at' least one one-mile the mile relay at MSU las
Fieldhouse. relay unit. is favored in that event toi
The meet boasts an entry list of
450 athletes from 30_universities,
colleges, clubs., and high schools,
as well as. unattached competitors.
Finals in the broad jump, 880-
and 30Q-yd. races start at 1 p.m.
and all other finals beginat 7 p.m.1\t
Thinned by the loss of k'ey men
due to eligibility requirements-and
participation in a West Coast meet
tomorrow, the Wolverines' may
find that the Broncos will 'steal
their thunder, jut'as they did in
the Michigan State Reays last { /1 p
Bennie McRae, Dick Cephas, Er-
gas 'Leps, Dave 'Marti, Carter
Reese, Charlie Aquino 'and Len
Cei'conewill all race I.n the Los
Angeles Invitational and will not
be available for the AA'tl Relays. r
Sprinter* Tom Robinson,- back
from a tour of 'Europe, will not
be eligible until the spring,-semes- .
ter;, and high jumper Steve Wil-
hams and shot putter Ray Locke
arp awaiting decisions on their
Last year the Wolverines won
three relays and three individual
events in the meet, but had to
share top billing with the Broncos,
who took the remaining three re-
Les Bird, indoor h amp in the
Big Ten broad jui1A two years
ago, will defend his AAU title won
last year at 23'11". His chief com-
petition should come from Michi-
gan State's Sonny' Akpata, who
went 23'" last week in winning
the MSU relays event and the
University .of~ Detroit's Danny Th n s L v r
Watkins, who'has done over 24
feet, some ten inches shorter than
Bird's best mark.'
In the 60-yd. dash John Gregg,.I knew you
who has .placed in. the Big Ten
sprints and -who won iiasdash last bought me a
week at MSU, will meet ach Fort
of MSU and Barry Jacobson of
Central' Michigan. etroit'sgridder V A LNT IN
Jim Shorter anct the ontiac E BO
Track Club's Bob Manning are
also entered.. -of
It is in this, sprint, as well as
the 300-4y,. dash that Robinson's
loss will hiurt the-Wolverines. Mac
Hunter, who' tied Robinson's
freshman mark of :06.3 in the 60-
yd. dash in an iritrasquad meet, (1e f
may be in shape to run, however.
The loss of Cephs and McRae
in the hurdles dims all hopes of
dominating the' highs and lows.
This should leave them open toG a t *
Western's Jim McNutt, and MSU's
Ton Jefferson.
The distance events have such
large enty lists .that .'novice" Qt
races, for high school runners and
college. freshmen, may have to be
scheduled' for the afternoon."Jim
Wyman faces a crowd of 38 in the
two-mile'run, which feathres such (
standouts as Jerry Young and Billy
Reynolds of Michigan' State, -and 312 South State
Carl Reid of Western Michigan.1nverst
In the high .ump Jerry Gerich 203 Southy
and freshman Al Ammerman may
have to carry the load without
Cephas and Williams, who were
first and second, respectively, last

ERINE STAR-Hurdler Dick Cephas bursts across the finish line to easily win the low
event in a recent intra-squad trackmeet. Cephas, along with Bennie McRae, gives Michigan
It one two punch in the hurdle events.

chigan Trackmen Capture Two Firsts

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