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THE MICHIGAN DAILY TUESDAY, SEPT. ~O
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Track Squad Favored To Capture '39 Title
Soph Sprint Stars Bolster
Team; Losses Felt Only
In Two Field Events
Loaded for bear in every event but
two, Michigan's varsity track squad
ranks as the odds-on favorite to cap-.
ture its third straight conference title
and the 17th to be brought to Ann
Arbor since the turn of the century.
Coach Charlie Hoyt's optimism
bodes no good for other Big Ten
"We should have a very fine year,"
admits Hoyt. "Ours was a young team
last year but we got to work and
turned out perhaps the best team
we've had so far. I don't know about
the championships but we will be
the team to beat." To which the ex-
perts murmur amen.
Bolstered by an influx of promis-
ing sophomores in the sprints and
middle distances, last year's champ-
ions appear to have been weakened
only in the pole vault and javelin
where the graduation of Jim Kings-
ley and Fred Martin has left a gap
yet to be filled. But elsewhere? Power
and plenty of it.
Michigan would take plenty of
points even if Capt. Bill Watson had
to perform alone. The husky Saginaw
record-smasher who is conference
champion in his three favorite events,
shot put, discus and broad jump,
and also rates high in the high jump,
will again prove to be the terror of
the turf as far as his opponents are
Big Bill set a new Big Ten record
in the shot last year with a mark of
52 feet 11/2 inches, bettered 154 feet
with the discus, broad jumped 24
feeet 11% inches and took a third
place in the , high jump event at
Columbus clearing 6 feet 5 inches.
Other individual champions who'
are returning to competition include
Elmer Gedeon, king of the high
hurdles who may again bide his time
between track and baseball, and Wes
Allen who high jumped 6 feeet 7/4
inches in the National Intercollegiates
to break the old Michigan mark and.
stamp himself as the man to take
over Dave Albritton's crown.
Last year's weakness in the sprints
should be' eliminated by the return to
competition of Allan Smith with the
able assistance of the Culver twins,
Norm Purucker and freshmen Jim
Monahan, Bob Barnard, Paul Kromer
anad Tom Harmon. Those freshen
have all done under :10 flat in high
Stan Kelley will reopen his rivalry
with Gedeon in the high and low
hurdles with Kutsche and Olmstead
the other returning veterans.
The addition of three brilliant per-
formers from last year's freshman
team will give MWichiigan a very tough
440 aggregation. Jack Leutritz, War-
ren Breidenbach and Phil Balyeat all
helped lower freshmen marks in this
event and Balyeat won the National
Junior A. A. U. championship. They
will augment the veteran corps com-
posed of Ross Faulkner who placed
second in the conference meet, Doug
Hayes, Waldo Abbott and Jim Rae.
Bill Dobson and Ed MacDonald will
also be in there.
Distance Men Plentiful
Tom Jester, Harvey Clark, Dye Ho-
gan, Bill Buchanan, Art Cline, Oliver
Starr and Howard Egert are ex-
pected to take care of the half mile
event in good style while in the mile
and two mile events such boys as
Schwartzkopf, Davidson, W i s n e r,
Staehle and half a dozen more look
Of course Ramblin' Ralph
.Schwartzkopf is the outstanding dis-
tance man of the team. MHe first
crashed the headlinesawhen he licked,
Deon Lash last. year and inz the Big
Ten meet Ralph chased Mehl to a
new record in the two-mile event.
This may be his year,
In the shot put and discus Bill
Watson will again reign supreme with
sophomores Bob Hook, Bill Cochrane
and Tonm Lawton helping out. Allen
and Watson again in the high jump
will be joined by soph onCanham
whop did 6 feet 4 inches last year.
Watson, Smith and Paul Kromer are
scheduled for the broad jump pit.
That leaves the pole vault and jave-
lin where replacements have yet to be
found. Dave Cushing is the lone vet-
eran in the former event while Tex
Stanton must recover from a shoulder
injury to help out with the javelin.
Hoyt has hopes of inducing gridder
Dave Strong to try his hand here.
Leads Track Team
Cage M entor
Oosterbaan's Big Problem
Is Replacing Townsend;
'Jake' Helps Coach
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and dropping those long shots with
amazing regularity, and Manny Slav-
in, a reserve player who was good
under the basket..
With these execeptions however,
Oosterbaan can take consolation in
the fact that the remainder of last
season's squad will return intact.
Capt. Leo Beebe succeeds Townsend
as team leader and will hold down his
spot on the backline with the same
steadiness and passing ability that
made him a most valuable man during
the '37, '38 campaign.
Thomas, Pink, Return
Other candidates for the backline
include the veteran Eddie Thomas, a
long shot artist who was a bit erratic
on defense last year but is improving,
and Charley Pink who was the most
improved man on the team at the end
of last season, and may force his way
into the starting lineup. Freddie Tros-
ko is another of last year's sophs who
will be fighting for a regular job.
Jim Rae, last season's sophomore
center, is expected to be faster this
year because of his work on the track
team and Coach Oosterbaan expects
him to have overcome his hesitancy
to take shots. If Jim had shot oftener
last year he would have been even
Smick Succeeds Townsend
Danny Smick is the logical man to
take Townsend's forward position.
Danny was Jake's understudy last
season and his height comes in handy.
Russ Dobson, John Nicholson and
Daver Wood are among the returning
Last year's freshman team is not
expected to help out very much this
year. The only two boys who have a
chance to see much action with the
varsity are Herb Brogan and Mike
Sofiak. Brogan is one of the best long
shot artists to grace the frosh squad
in quite a while and Sofiak is a small,
shifty player who has shown some
Last year's Michigan squad finished
in a tie for fifth with Iowa in the
Big Ten race
Kocsis Foresahes Big Time Golf
Charles Kocsis, he curly-headed ,bers of the United States Walker cup
Wolverine golf ace of several years
back has forsaken big time compe-
titive golf, for the present at least,
in order to devote his best efforts to
his new job with a large automobile
plant in the Motor City.
Kocsis and Johnny Fischer, 1937
National Amateur champion, lead
the Wolverines to two National In-
tercollegiate crowns, and several
Conference titles besides copping
most of the individual collegiate
This year, both of the "Wolverine
birdie twins" were selected as mem-
team which successfully turned back
the English bid for possession of that
Outside of this trip to England,
Kocsis confined most of his competi-
tive golf to in and around the De-
troit District. He did return to the
Syracuse Invitational where he un-
successfully attempted to repeat his
win of the previous season.
Apparently Kocsis' decision was a
sudden one for several weeks previous
to his announcement he had quali-
fied to play in the National Amateur
championship completed last week.
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Bill Watson who has just re-
turned from a tour of Europe as a
member of the A.A.U. track team
will captain the Michigan track
team in its quest for its thirdi con-
secutive outdoor cinder title.
Tussing Takes Rousing
13, Then Bags Birdie
Embarrassing moments-Tom Tus-
sing, sophomore letterwinner on the
varsity golf team, last spring took'
13 shots on one hole during the,
Intercollegiate Golf Meet at Louis-'
ville, Ky. last June. He knocked two
balls out of bounds.
However. he did an about face and
birdied 'the next hole, finishing the
round with an 87.
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