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May 21, 1939 - Image 6

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MY 2Y,


Hoyt's Last Michigan

Team Captures Big


Track Crown

Buxton Of Wisconsin Wins Half Mile

1 . --

By Mel Fineberg

Chicago Asks
For Leniency
From Big Ten

Wisconsin 9, Chicago 0
Cornell 4, Princeton 1
Virginia 6, Navy 5
(15 innings)
Army 80; Fordham 46
Marquette 4, Loyola 1
Wisconsin 7, Iowa 0

Racer Injured i Triad
Johnny Seymour of Escanaba, Mich.,
driving a rear-motored race car,
crashed into an upper wall dhring a
practice run on the Indiarnapolis Mo-
for Speedway today but escaped with
his life by jumping from the machine
after it caught fire.



-Daily Photo by Freedman
Ed Buxton, star Wisconsin middle-distance man, is shown winning
the 880 yard run in the fast time of 1:53.9. He beat out Lester Eisenhart
of Ohio State and also Art Bodeau of Purdue, last year's champion,
who finished fourth.


third, Gutting (Pur), fourth Hatha-
way (N.W.), fifth, lielley (Mich.).
Time: 14.4.
880-yard run: Won by Buxton
t (Wis), second Eisenhart (OS, third
Petrie (Wis.), fourth Bodeau (Pur),
fifth Jester (Mich.). Time 1:53.9.
Shot put: Won by Watson (Mich),
second Harris (Ind), third, Hook
(Mich), fourth Weber (Pur), fifth
Sikich (Ill). Watson's distance: 52
ft. 6% in.
Javelin: Won by Poorman (Pur),
second Carlson (Wis), third Siefert
(Wis), fourth Ell (Ohio), fifth Coop-
errider (Ohio). Poorinan's distance:
193 ft. 3% in.
220-yard dash: Won by Lewis
(Ohio), second Smith (Mich), third
Elliott (Ind), fourth C. Culver (Mich),
fifth C. Teufel (Iowa). Time: .21.
Discus throw: Wcn by Watson
(Mich), second Haviland (Ill), third
Harris (Ind), f o u r t h Kulbitski
(Minn), fifth Harkness (Iowa). Wat-
son's distance: 160 ft. 10/a in. Breaks
Big Ten record of 155 ft. 2 in. set by?
Arlie Mucks of Wisconsin in 1916. l
Two mile run: Won by Schwarz-I
korf (Mich), second Mehl (Wis),
;hird Whittaker (Ohio), fourth Far-
in (Wis), fifth Liljs gren (Minn).
Time: 9:25.3.
220-yard low hurdles: Won by
Cochran (Ind), second Gutting (Pur).
third Lostetter (Minn), fourth Kelley
(Mich), fifth Allen (Ind). Time: 23.4.t
Mile relay: Won by Michigan (Leu-t
tritz, Hayes, Balyeat, Breidenbach),
second Ohio State, third Iowa, fourth.
Purdue, fifth Indiana. Time: 3:14.7.
(Betters Big Ten record of 3:15.2 set
by Michigan in 1935.)9
Broad jump: Won by Watson
(Mich), second Best (Wis), third f
Hodgson (Minn.), fourth, C. Culvere
(Mich), fifth Allen (Ind). Time: 23.4.e
son's distance 25 ft. 51/2 in. made inf
preliminaries Friday).
High jump: Won by DiefenthalerV
(III), second, Harrar (Wis), thirdI
Butler (Minn), tied for fourth and
fifth at 5 ft. 8 in. Burnett and Mikulas
(Ind), Timmerman and Best (Wis),
Smith (N.W.), Wilson (Iowa), Allen,
Canham and King (Mich). Winning
height 6 ft. 6 in.f
PGle vault: 1st, Cassels (Chi), 2ndf
Padway (Wis), third Davidson (Chi),
fourth and fifth at 12 ft. 6 in. Thistle-s
waite, (N.W.), Roberts (Iowa), Cush-
ing (Mich), Gardner (Wis). Cassel's
height 14 ft. 2/4 in. breaks Big Ten
record of 13 ft. 10/ in. set by Vern
McDermott of Illinois in 1930, and
breaks Ferry Field record of 13 ft.
6 in. set by Irving Seely of Illinois in

Ave Aique JVale . ..
The 39th annual Big Ten track
mict yesterday belonged to Charley
Hoyt. Every one of the 64 and
three-fourths points that the Wol-
verines rolled up yesterday belongs
to Charley Hoyt.
Next year, and in the years
that will follow, when Charley
has forgotten the encomiums that
rolled glibly from the tongues
of well-wishers and the pana-
gyrics that flowed easily from
the pens of sports-writers, he
can turn memory's pages back to
May 20, 1939. It was not, we hope,
the expression only of the track
team; we hope that it was a
manifestation of what the entire
school feels toward Charley
Hoyt. For Hoyt, who never at-
tended school here, has given
more in spirit to Michigan than
well-meant alumni money, or glib
phrases piotesting never-dying
fealty. Charley Hoyt has given,
not to an institution, but to the
men that have worked, not under
him but with him.
Hoyt means what other coaches
merely talk about. Winning is not the
important thing to him--perhaps
that's why he wins. It is the boys
that come first.
The meet yesterday is an.
example. Many coaches, on their
way to a new position, would like,
to go out leaving a brightly
burning star in their wake, leav-
ing a mark for their successors<
to reach for. The opportunity f
presented itself yesterday. Vic-
tory itself was assured; a new t
scoring record for Western Con-
ference competition was a dis-l
tnet possibility and would im-
press the track world. But to try
for a scoring record yesterdayt
would be to endanger the future-
of some of his boys.
Elmer Gedeon could have run the
low hurdles and picked up valuable
points. But Gedeon hadn't trained
for the lows and the added strain
on his leg might have injured his
professional baseball future. Hoyt
never pressured Gedeon; on Hoyt's
track team it is a pesonal matter
for the individual.
Bill Watson might have entered
the high jump. He leaped six feet five
last year and six feet three won
second place this year. But Watson
too might have suffered a recurrence
of a leg injury and to Hoyt, a new
record wasn't worth the possible toll.
it isn't the first place winners that
count with Hoyt. It's the kids that
get out and plug and pick up the
fourth and fifth place points that
quicken his heart beat. When we
entered the Field House to ask him
for a statement after the meet yes-
terday, he didn't talk about the
Watsons and the Gedeons and the -
Briedenbachs-they have the natural
equipment. He said "Look at what
Barrett and Wisner did in the mile;
they ran better than they've ever
done before. Look at those Culvers
n the broad jump. Carl jumped a
foot better than he's done to take
fourth and Fred went a foot and a
half farther to take fifth. Even Wat-
son jumped six inches farther than
he's ever done."
Hoyt has often said it's a
greater thrill for him to see a
five minute miler doing his best
than a 4:20 miler loafing.
That is the stuff great coaches
are made of.

Sympathetic Western Conference
officials yesterday received from the
University of Chicago a request that
the Maroons be permitted to play
graduate students and first-semester
transfers because the move fits into
the University's plans for "stream-
lining" education and would at the
same time bolster her pathetic ath-
letic showing.
No action was taken on the re-
Citing statistics to show that under
present Big 'Ten eligibility rules, Chi-
cago has barely 750 men eligible for
intercollegiate competition, the peti-
tion revived rumors that the school
might withdraw from the Conference.
Withdrawal Not Intended
Despite a frank statement that the
memorandum "is not to be construed
as an implication of any intention to
withdraw," newspaper men noted the
petition asked Conference officials
"If the University desires to extend
participation in intercollegiate com-
petition on the basis presented, will
the Intercollegiate Conference wish
the University to withdraw its mem-
Under the proposal, Chicago would
be permitted to apply her own eligi-
bility rules-the ability to remain
in school-to athletics. Officials said
it would mainly affect minor teams,
such as golf, tennis and the like.
Desire Extension
"Because of the obviously unsound
educational basis of its intercollegiate
athletic program, the University wish-
es to explore the possibility of ex-
tending the participation in inter-
collegiate athletics to all bona fide
students, except for limitations edu-
cationally desirable," the statement
At the noon meeting faculty repre-
sentatives ruled that only 55 play-
ers at each school may be given the
evening meal under the modified
training table plan. Prof. Ralph W.
Aigler of the Law School was assigned
by the Conference to represent it in
any informal discussions with other
conferences or schools on subsidiza-
tion rulings.






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