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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

A

)werful Wolverine

Track Squad wil0peii Drive For Title

ward In Final I
Appearance As
Miehian Star
rersatile Wolverine And
Owens Meet In Series
Of Individual Duals
smith Leads Team

Purdue Hurdler

Big Ten Track Meet Statistics

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Final Summary Of Teams Contesting
In Big Meet Shows Strength Of Each

Osgood, Davidson, Stoller,
Stiles, Walt Stone Lead
Sophomore Runners
The Michigan track team, Big Ten
indoor title holders, open their final
drive for the outdoor crown today
boasting the best balanced team in
the Conference, carrying enough
strength to score in fourteen of the
fifteen events scheduled.
Almost as important as the Wol-
verkte team itself is the final ap-
pe rance of Willis Ward in the Mich-
igah uniform. One of the greatest
ai-around athletes in the history of
the school, Ward will be trying in the
next two days to wind up his career
by surpassing Jesse Owens, Ohio
State's "ebony antelope" in what is
probably the lastrrevival of their riv-
ally until the tryouts for the 1936
Olympics.
Ward will be entered in the 100-
yard dash, 120-yard high hurdles,
broad jump, and high jump. Ex-
perts pick him to win the hurdle
event and the high jump. It is
doubtful if he will be able to out-
run Owens in the dash and probable
that the Michigan star will place
behind the Buckeye flash in the
broad jump.
Made Large Scores
In the three preparatory dual meets
wi tBig Ten schools, the Wolverines
encountered only little competition
wInning all three by such topheavy
scores as 105 to 21 over Minnesota,
69 to 57 over Ohio State, and 81
to 45 over Illinois.
These meets demonstrated, as did
the indoor season, that consistent
performances in all events would win
tbe title for the Maize and Blue
a Md not any blaze of firsts, such as
a'e predicted for the high scoring
Oio State aggregation.
Leading the list of scorers is Cap-
tain Harvey Smith. Outstanding in
the half mileand mile events, Smith
i picked by some to beat the brilliant
oo'sier distance runner, Don Lash.
H*ward Davidson and Paul Gorman,
if=° he is in condition, should also win
points in the 880-yard run.
Dangerous In Hurdles
In the hurdles, the Wolverines pre-,
sent a dangerous combination. In
addition to Ward in the highs, will be
Bob Osgood, brilliant sophomore, who
J1 avored to come in second to Owens
in1 the lows. Moreau Hunt will not
be entered because of injuries.
,While weak in the sht put, Mich-
ig n carries enough weight in the
field events to garner a good margin
of points. Widmer Etchells, Mike
savage, Mel Silverman, and Marty
A exander should pick up places be-
tween them in the discus. Ed Stone
and Bob Kositchek make up the
javelin representatives. Dave Hunn
will be one of the members of the
three-way fight for first in the pole
vault., In the broad jump is Ward
and Sam Stoller while the great sen-
ior star and Moisio will be trying for
points in the high jump.
'In the distance races the Wolver-
ines boast a strong group. Smith
and Clayton Brelsford lead the milers
while Walt Stone and Rod Howell
represent Michigan in the two-mile.
Stiles, Aikens, Patton, and Birle-
son make up the relay team.
USHERS TO MEET AT 12:30
Ushers for the Big Ten track
meet must present themselves to
Mr. Stein at the Main Gate of
Ferry Field by 12:30 p.m. Satur-
day. .
. Ken Doherty-

3:00
3:15
3:30
3:45
4:00
4:30
1:45
2:00
2:15
2:30
2:45
2:55
3:00
3:05
3:15
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3:30
3:45
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4:15
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SCREDULE OF FrIDAY PRELIMINARIES
p.m.-Shot put and 120-yard high hurdles.
p.m.--100-yard dash.
p.n.--410-yard dash and discus throw.
p.m.--220-yard dash.
p.m. -Running broad jump and 220-yard low hurdles.
p.m. -Javelin throw and half-mile run.
SCHEDULE OF SATURDAY'S FINALS
p.m.-Pole vault.1
p.m.-Opening parade and ceremony.
p.m.-One-mile run and start of high jump and shot put.
p.m.-440-yard run.
p.m.-100-yard dash.
p.m.--Javelin throw.
p.m.--120-yard high hurdles.
p.m.-Discus throw.
p.m.-Half-mile run.
p.m.-Broad jump.
p.m.-220-yard dash.
p.m.-Two-mile run.
p.m.--220-yard low hurdles.
p.m.-One-mile relay.
p.m.-Ceremony for winning team, followed by closing ceremony.
INFORMATION ON ADMISSION

By RAYMOND GOODMAN champ. leads a Hoosier squad still
A final summary of each team in suffering from the loss of Fuqua and
the Big Ten title meet shows that Tlcrnbostel. Lash should take the
strength, while not evenly divided, mile and follow this by breaking the'
is represented on all of the squads. present two-mile record of 9:21.9 if
Each can boast at least one star des- the weather is not too hot and he is
tired to make his mark in the next not pushed too hard in the first event.,
two days. Duko Hobbs, the erratic 880 and mile!
OHIO STATE runner, may score heavily in his races
The Buckeyes will, of course, pre- if he is on. The only other sure
sent Michigan with most of its com- scorer with Indiana is Westley Bus-
petition. Jesse Owens is picked to bee, Big Ten titleholder in the discus
win four firsts and break records in for the last two years and favorite
winning them. Charles Beetham, to repeat.
who ran such a good race here two PURDUE
weeks ago, is favored to win in the The Boilermakers, while boasting
half-mile run. little team strength, will be depend-
Dominic Renda has been erratic i?'g on several individual stars for
but may have a good week-end and most of their points. Ed Skoronski,
score heavily. George Neal is a sure David McQueen, Kenneth Sandbaeh,
wiener in the shot and John Wonso- and Duane Purvis, should he be in
3 witz should place high in the pole shape, will make performances sure
vault. to pick up points.
NORTHWESTERN IOWA

Briggs all rate well up among the
stars. In the 440 Bernie Page and
Gene Skinner are picked to collect
"points. These men will combine to
form the favored mile relay team.
Mark Panther, defending javelin
champ, should retain his crown with-
out much trouble.

Kenneth Sandbach will be de-
fending his Conferenice high hurdle
title this week-end which he won
last year, aided by the injury that
kept Willis Ward out of the race.
The Boilermaker runner is world
record holder in the 60-yard in-
door high hurdles.
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Minnesota is in much the same

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STOVE
By BILL REED

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Best reserved seats (good for both days) - $1.10.
General Admission (Friday only) - 40 cents.
Less favorable reserved seats for students with coupon books
(Saturday only) -40 cents.
DEFENDING CHAMPIONS
Team title - University of Illinois.
120-yard high hurdles -Kenneth Sandbach of Purdue University.
Broad jump - Willis Ward of the University of Michigan.
Discus throw - Westley Busbee of Indiana University.
Javelin throw - Mark Panther of the University of Iowa
OFFICIALS
Honorary referee - Charles Burton, Detroit, Mich.
Referee -Senator Rawson, Des Moines, Ia.
Official starter - W. J. Moniiaw, Chicago, Ill.
Announcer - Theodore Canty, Chicago, Ill.
Judges of the finish - Head judge of finish, Professor Henry C.
Anderson. Other judges, George A. May, F. C. Menefee, Frank Her-
manson, Elmer Mitchell, M. H. Daane, L. Robinson, L. H. Holloway,
Homer Heath, R. B. Howell.
Timers - Head timer, Phil Diamond. Other timers, Arthur Van
Duren, George Moe, Harry Carver.
Inspectors - Head inspector, J. Wyatt. Other inspectors, Ed.
Huntington, Eddie Carroll, Howard Donnelly, George Mead.
Head field judge -Floyd E. McCaffree.
Field judge of shot put - Edwin Porrman.
Field judge of discus throw - Arthur Diekoff.
Field judge of javelin throw - Eddie Felt.
Field judge of high jump - Earl Riskey.
Field judge of broad jump - Meyer Morton.
Pole vault - Ray Lowry.

If not a team winner, the Wildcats
will present individual stars in the
middle distances sure to attract the
attention of the fans. Winslow Heg
is picked by many from a field of
crack quarter-milers, to winahis event.
Jack Fleming ran a fine 880 at the
quadrangular meet in Chicago last
week and should show up well Satur-
day. George Farley, although errat-
ic, defeated Renda in the same meet
and may press Lash.
ILLINOIS
The defending champions will pre-
sent little of the balanced strength
that won for them last year. Seely
is favored in the pole vault; Bob
Grieve should pick up points in the
sprints; and Van Meter will show his
usual strength in the javelin.
INDIANA
Don Lash, national cross-country
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Iowa brings one of the strongest category as the Maroons. Bill Frli-
sprint aggregations in the Big Ten. muth and Wayne Slocum are the
Jimmy Owen, Andrew Dooley, and only dangerous men on the team.

HE sentiments of thousands of
Michigan men on the eve of the
Conference track meet are echoed in
this letter to a member of the Mich-
igan squad from Neree Alix, still in
a California hospital recovering from
a broken leg incurred as the Wolver-
ines opened their outdoor season:
.... As you all realize, our team
this year has the reputation of
being the strongest team ever to
be assembled by one school in the
Big Ten. It is undefeated in
such competition; uphold that
record! As for the breaks, make
them!
To get the utmost results of
such "breaks" and team strength,
you must all work as a unit. The
old saying of "all for one and one
for all" is just what I mean.
At the beginning of this year
we had some so-called "sopho-
mores," and they were good
"sophomores." But now, after a
season of competition as mem-
bers of such a team as this, you
are no longer "sophomores," but
seasoned, dependable veterans.
As such, your responsibilities are
greater and more is expected of
you. Take your rightful place
beside the "older" men with but
one thought in mind, "I'll do my
best for the team; I'll uphold the
trust they have placed in me."
To be individually recognized
for our achievements is the ambi-
tion of all of us. But what can
compare with that feeling that so
pleasantly goes up and down our
spines when we overhear our own
teammates say, "He sure did his
part, he's a real guy." To receive
this highest praise that a man
can be given; that from his fel-
low workers; should be our goal
in this meet. I hope you achieve
it.
I can't tell you how much I
would like to be with our men. If
there is mental telepathy, you
will all be winners. Do your best
for the team, no matter how
much it hurts. Give your all and
give it willingly. My sincerest
wishes for success. We're all
proud of you.
Neree Alix

TEACHERS PLAY BALL
Four former school teachers are
playing ball in the American league
- Pitchers Vernon Kennedy, Monte
Weaver and Clyde Hatter, and Out-
fielder Earle Combs.

ELSER IS VERSATILE
Don Elser, huge Notre Dame full-
back who tops 50 feet in the shot-
put, has blossomed out as a low 3
hurdler also, recently trimming Mike
Layden in 24.7 seconds.
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