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Track Squad


Second in




Michigan's track team came up
ith a. year of tremendous per-
rmances, including' efforts that
on the Big Ten indoor title, and
lade local track and field enthus-
ists forget the dismal 1958 cam-
The season ended here in Ann
rbor with the 59th running of
he Western Conference outdoor
ack meet. Michigan and-defend-
ig champion Illinois were the co-
avorites. The other teams were
een to be so far out of contention
hat Illini high jumper Ernie Hais-
y, on his walk to the field invited
ans to "come see the dual meet."
But Michigan just wasn't able
) put together enough winning
erformances, and Illinois took the
utdoor plum. Haisley typified the
lini sweep as he successfully de-
mded his high jump title with
ear-record leap of 6'8/2".
Seventh in 1958
Always a power in Big Ten track
ircles, the Wolverines again be-
ame a threat this year after a
isasterous 1958 season which saw
hem finish seventh in both the
idoor and outdoor Conference
This will be remembered as the
ear of the sophomores. Every
port on the Michigan scene came
p with more than its share of
sophomore sensations" and track
'as leading the way.
Led by sprintmen Tom Robinson,
ohn Gregg and Dick Cephas, and
:fddle-distancers such as Marsh
ickerson, Tony Seth and Bryan
'ibson, the Wolverines gave some
vidence of things to come in the
hort indoor season. Even before
he season got underway, the sophs

had proved their ability by walking
away with an inter-squad meet.
Some great individual perform-
ances came out of the indoor sea-
son. One of these was at the
MSU Relays where Robinson tied
the world record in the seldom-
run 75-yd. dash, with a time of
In the best dual meet of the
year, Michigan fell before arch-
rival Illinois in the last event o
the day, the mile relay. It was at
this meet that another soph began
to shine. Les Bird, an import from
British Antigua, jumped 24'9%" to
top Illinj star Paul Foreman.,,
The Wolverines came back to
the Big Ten indoor meet with
blood in their eyes and upset the
Illini applecart by taking the Con-
ference title. Every man on the
Michigan team came through with
at least his best possible effort, and
"impossible" tries in a number of
Strong Soph Squad
The sophomores themselves
could have beaten Illinois. Soph
totals came to 51/2 points of Mich-
igan's 71 total. Illinois garnered
48 points for second place and the
rest of the Conference was far
down the ladder. Robinson, in this
meet, became the first man in
history to run three straight :06.1
clockings in the 60-yd. dash.
A nall-sophomore quartet added
insult to injury by taking the mile
relay in the record time of 3:16.8.
When the weather finally per-
mitted, the Wolverines went out-
doors to add to their laurels. In
addition to dominating the Penn
and Ohio Relays, the Wolverines
had their greatest dual meet of
the outdoor season at home with
the Quantico Marines.




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The Marine meet was a stage for
a tremendous vaulting battle be-
tween Eeles Landstrom, the "Fly-
ing Finn" from Michigan and Bob
Gutowski, the world champion
Marine. But when the action was
all over, these two had to settle
for a three-way tie, the third share
of the day's glory going to Mal
Schwartz, another Quantico entry
This trio went to 14'9'/2", and
thus eclipsed the old Ferry Field
and Michigan mark by better than
four inches. Michigan Captain
Mamon Gibson was unfortunate
enough to choose that day to also
break the record, and to find him-
self a record-breaking also-ran at
Hoped for Sweep
Michigan won this dual meet
and went into the Western Con-
ference meet with hopes of accom-
plishing an indoor-outdoor sweep
of the season. The fates willed
otherwise, however, as mainstay
Robinson, who had been expected
to take firsts in the century and
220-yd. dashes, pulled up lame in
the first and was withdrawn from
the second.
Illinois would have taken the
meet, even if Robinson had been
in top form, for the Illini dupli-
cated Michigan's indoor feat of
getting a "best" performance or
better from everyone. A virtual un-
known, Ward Miller of Illinois, was
the day's star, taking the crowns
In the 100-yd. dash and the 220.
Some great individual perform-
ances came out of the past season.
Senior Lou Williams ended two
years of frustration by topping his
teammate Bird and Illinois' Fore-
man (former British Empire
champion) in the outdoor meet.
Williams proved to be the best
"mudder" as he leaped 24'6" in
the constant drizzle that came
down through the first day of the
Williams had finished sixth, one
place out of points, in the last
three Conference meets. Then,
completely recovered from old in-
juries this year he was hidden in
the shadow of Bird. Hidden, that
is, until his last day in a Michi-
gan uniform, when he became Big
Ten champ.
Martin Shines
Another standout effort came on
the part of Wolverine miler Dave

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Martin (the River Rouge speed-
ster who sat out all last season
because of a bad knee), Dean
Look (halfback who may become
regular Spartan quarterback), and
some good sophomores will help
get things booming again at East
* * *
IOWA-Forest Evashevski needs
a quarterback. Randy Duncan
graduated, and took along with
him to the pro British Columbia
Lions his understudy, Mitchell
Ogiego, plus fleet halfback Willie
Fleming, who had flunked - out.
Evashevski will have enough ends
and backs and most of the line
from last year's Big Ten and Rose
Bowl champions, but lack of a
good field general will hamper
Evy's chances to take his third
league title in four years.
Thornton, junior quarterback who
has already established himself as
a Wildcat great, will again lead
the record-breaking Northwestern
attack. Last season the Wildcats
broke their single-season scoring
mark with 199 points, with all,

Martin. Again the outdoor Con-
ference meet was the scene, as
Martin ran a 4:09 mile, but could
finish only second to MSU's Bob
Lake, who was in the process of
being pushed to a Big Ten record
of 4:08.3. r
With the bumper crop of sophs
returning and a freshman team
that threatens to be almost as
good, track Coach Don CanhamI
faces the relatively pleasant pos-I

sibility of successfully defending
the indoor crown and perhaps
wresting the outdoor title from the
This exchange of titles between
Michigan and Illinois has been a
familiar sight on Conference meet
days. Since 1951, only Indiana's
1957 outdoor champs have broken
the Michigan-Illinois monopoly,
either in or out of doors.



BREAKS THE TAPE-Wolverine Dick Cephas breaks the tape in
the first heat of the 220 yard low hurdles during the Big Ten
track meet held here last May 22-23. Cephas' time was good
enough to give him a second place in the event.

due credit to Michigan, against
which they got 55 of them. Half-
back Ron Burton, along with
Thorton, figures highly in coach
Ara Parseghian's 1959 plans.
* * *
OHIO STATE - The Buckeyes
lost only one Conference game
last year, but lost quarterback
Fiuank Kremblas and halfback
Don Clark to graduation. Bruising
fullback Bob White and end Jim
Houston will head a team that
will have many sophomores on it.
* * *
PURDUE-Virtually the entire
Boilermaker line graduated, so
coach Jack Mollenkopf may have
trouble trying to develop a team
that was as defensively effective
as the 1958 team, which was 3-1-2
in the Big Ten standing. Returnees
include fullback Bob Jarus, quar-
terback Ross Fichtner, and half-
backs Clyde Washington and
Leonard Wilson.
* * * .
INDIANA - Fullback Vic Jones
and ends Earle Faison and Ted
Aucreman are the key holdovers
from the 1958 Hoosier team, which
posted a respectable 5-3-1 season
mark. Coach Phil Dickens will

FIRST IN HEAT-Michigan's Marsh Dickerson finishes first in his heat of the 440 yard run during
the Big Ten Track meet. Dickerson placed fifth In the event. Illinois won the meet with Michigan
placing second,
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rely heavily on sophs to make his
single-wing offense click.
MICHIGAN - Easily the most
unpredictable team in the league.
With many lettermen gone, with
a revamped coaching staff headed
by Chalmers (Bump) Elliott, and
with a new winged-T offense, the
Wolverines are capable of achiev-
ing mediocrity or greatness.
ILLINOIS-Passers John East-
erbrook and Bob Hickey are back,
and so is their favorite receiver,
Rich Kreitling. This offensive for-
mula has the potential for making
coach Ray Eliot's 18th (and last)
season a happy one. Opposing
teams, however, may adjust their
defenses accordingly with little
fear of the Illini running game.
MINNESOTA - Coach Murray
Warmath, who almost got the
heave-ho last year after a 1-6 Big
Ten showing, needs a winning sea-
son. He has a good chance of not
getting it. He has to rebuild the
Gopher line to protect what is
expected to be an improved pass
offense. Warmath has some wor-
ries about his defense, too.



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