1939

Heps Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Dewitt-Cuyler Field (New Haven, Conn.) — May 20, 1939

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Team Scores
1. Cornell, 46 3/7
2. Harvard, 45 13/14
3. Princeton, 42
4. Yale, 40 13/14
5. Penn, 24 3/7
6. Columbia, 21 3/7
7. Dartmouth, 18 6/7

Most Outstanding Performer
Unknown

Recordbreakers
• Jay Shields of Yale in the 120y hurdles (14.6), breaking the mark of 14.7 set by Dartmouth’s John Donovan in 1937.
• Richard Gaanslen of Columbia in the pole vault (13-10 3/4), breaking the mark of 13-10 1/4 set by Yale’s William Harding in 1938.
• Donald Blount of Dartmouth in the long jump (24-6 3/4), breaking the mark of 24-2 set by Princeton’s Anson Perina in 1938.
• Francis Ryan of Columbia in the shot put (51-8 1/2), breaking his own mark of 50-9 1/4 set in 1938.
• Donald Herring of Princeton in the discus throw (156-2 1/4), breaking the mark of 150-6 1/4 set by Cornell’s Walter Wood in 1936.
• William Shallow of Harvard in the hammer throw (170-1), breaking the mark of 168-8 1/2 set by Princeton’s William Lynch in 1938.

Multiple Champion
• James Pender, Cornell (100, 220 hurdles)

Individual Running Finals
100-yard dash — 1. James Pender (Cornell), 10.0; 2. Robert Jackson (Princeton); 3. Herb Weast (Columbia); 4. George Kroupa (Penn); 5. Paul Mahoney (Dartmouth).

880-yard run — 1. James Lightbody (Harvard), 1:54.1; 2. Paul Douglas (Princeton); 3. Alfred Hanlon (Harvard); 4. Richard Morse (Yale); 5. James Ord (Yale).

Mile run — 1. John Drebinger (Penn), 4:22.4; 2. Ben Holderness (Yale); 3. Emery Wingerter (Cornell); 4. Roswell Brayton (Harvard); 5. C.H. Oldfather (Harvard).

Two-mile run — 1. Arthur Gilkes (Princeton), 9:46.2; 2. Alfred Shapleigh (Yale); 3. George Ranney (Cornell); 4. Ronald Clark (Yale); 5. Eugene Clark (Harvard).

120-yard hurdles — 1. Jay Shields (Yale), 14.6; 2. James Adams (Penn); 3. Thatcher Longstreth (Princeton); 4. Donald Donahue (Harvard); 5. Mason Fernald (Harvard).

220-yard hurdles — 1. James Pender (Cornell), 24.5; 2. Warren Wittens (Penn); 3. Judson Foster (Dartmouth); 4. Walter Zittel (Cornell); 5. James Adams (Penn).

Individual Field Finals
High jump — 1. Richard Robinson (Princeton) & Robert Haydock (Harvard), 6-1; 3. John Anderson (Columbia), T.H. McKinney (Penn) & Sterling Brinkley (Yale), 6-0.

Pole vault — 1. Richard Gaanslen (Columbia), 13-10 3/4; 2. Thomas Lusson (Yale) & Marshall McIsaac (Harvard), 13-0; 4. Donald Rockwell (Columbia), Albert Davis (Cornell), George Bailey (Dartmouth); Daniel Dyer (Dartmouth), Stephen Madey (Harvard), August Beltzner (Penn) & Eugene Bliss (Yale), 12-6.

Long jump — 1. Donald Blount (Dartmouth), 24-6 3/4; 2. Anson Perina (Princeton), 24-6 3/4; 3. Hunter Ethridge (Yale), 23-4 1/2; 4. Robert Partlow (Harvard), 23-4; 5. George Kroupa (Penn), 22-11.

Shot put — 1. Francis Ryan (Columbia), 51-8 1/2; 2. Frederic West (Cornell), 48-8 3/8; 3. Grandin Wise (Princeton), 48-7 3/4; 4. Howard Mendel (Harvard), 47-11; 5. George Downing (Harvard), 47-9.

Discus throw — 1. Donald Herring (Princeton), 156-2 1/4; 2. Taylor Culbert (Yale), 142-5 3/4; 3. Francis Ryan (Columbia), 134-9 1/4; 4. George Downing (Harvard), 133-0 3/4; 5. Murray Oguss (Columbia), 132-8 3/4.

Hammer throw — 1. William Shallow (Harvard), 170-1; 2. William McKeever (Cornell), 168-1 3/4; 3. Raymond Marcus (Yale), 149-1 1/2; 4. Milton Dillon (Princeton), 147-5 1/2; 5. Robert Sears (Harvard), 145-8 1/4.

Javelin throw — 1. John Bohrman (Cornell), 192-7 1/2; 2. John Stewart (Dartmouth), 178-4 3/4; 3. Arthur Mills (Yale), 176-9 3/4; 4. William Lane (Princeton), 176-2; 5. George Wharton (Dartmouth), 174-11.

Relays Finals
4×110-yard relay — 1. Cornell (Dorius, Tallman, Swazey, Pender), 42.0; 2. Penn; 3. Harvard; 4. Yale; 5. Princeton.

Mile relay — 1. Cornell (Walker, Breitenbach, Zittel, Nevius), 3:18.6; 2. Harvard; 3. Dartmouth; 4. Princeton; 5. Yale.

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