1948

Heps Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships
North Field (West Point, N.Y.) — May 15, 1948

Team Scores
1. Yale, 45 7/10
2. Army, 45 8/15
3. Penn, 34
4. Princeton, 22 11/15
5. Columbia, 21
6. Harvard, 19 5/6
7. Dartmouth, 12 1/5
8. Cornell, 11

Recordbreakers
• William Berger of Columbia in the two-mile run (9:31.8), breaking the mark of 9:32.9 by Navy’s Richard Hall in 1947.
• Jeffrey Kirk of Penn in the 220y hurdles (:23.6), matching the mark set by Princeton’s John Irwin in 1937, Cornell’s Walter Zittel in 1940 and Navy’s Arthur Bigley in 1948.
• James Fuchs of Yale in the shot put (51-11 1/4), breaking the mark of 51-8 1/2 set by Columbia’s Francis Ryan in 1939.
• Samuel Felton of Harvard in the hammer throw (178-5 1/4), breaking the mark of 170-1 set by Harvard’s William Shallow in 1939.

Multiple Champions
None

Individual Running Finals
100-yard dash — 1. Paul Cowie (Princeton), 9.8; 2. John Zegger (Columbia); 3. Walter Newman (Dartmouth); 4. Robert Daniel (Penn); 5. Ben Krietzberg (Penn).

880-yard run — 1. John Hammack (Army), 1:55.8; 2. James Oberholtzer (Navy); 3. Herbert Wattley (Columbia); 4. Charles Kessler (Army); 5. Henry Stoltman (Yale).

Mile run — 1. Ronald Wittreich (Princeton), 4:23.3; 2. James Thompson (Army); 3. George Wade (Yale); 4. Daniel Kirk (Penn); 5. Julian Rolandelli (Columbia).

Two-mile run — 1. William Berger (Columbia), 9:31.8; 2. Dick Hart (Penn); 3. Thomas Kirwan (Penn); 4. Gail Wilson (Army); 5. Donald Young (Cornell).

120-yard hurdles — 1. Dana Payne (Princeton), 14.9; 2. George Cook (Yale); 3. George Sylvester (Army); 4. Allan Packer (Army); 5. William Spoor (Dartmouth).

220-yard hurdles — 1. Jeffrey Kirk (Penn), 23.6; 2. John Laibe (Cornell); 3. James Kennedy (Navy); 4. George Sylvester (Army); 5. William Kimball (Dartmouth).

Individual Field Finals
High jump — 1. William Vessie (Columbia), 6-3 3/4; 2. Paul Robeson Jr. (Cornell), 6-2 3/4; 3. Robert Graf (Army); Roger Hillas (Dartmouth); Philip Brannon (Navy); John Davis (Navy) & James Keyes (Yale), 6-0 3/4.

Pole vault — 1. John Barrows (Navy), Richard Bastar (Army) & Andrew Lockett (Harvard), 13-0; 4. Owen Torrey (Harvard) & Joseph Lee Brown (Yale), 12-6.

Long jump — 1. Nathan Bundy (Yale), 23-1 1/4; 2. William Fisher (Navy), 22-5; 3. Farquar Jones (Penn), 22-4 3/8; 4. Leslie Kleist (Dartmouth), 22-3 1/2; 5. Winfield Scott (Army), 22-1 1/2.

Shot put — 1. James Fuchs (Yale), 51-11 1/4; 2. Victor Frank (Yale), 48-7; 3. James Beeler (Navy), 47-5 1/4; 4. James Scholtz (Army), 46-7 3/4; 5. Howard Cusic (Princeton), 46-1.

Discus throw — 1. Victor Frank (Yale), 155-4 1/2; 2. James Fuchs (Yale), 152-1; 3. James Scholtz (Army), 149-11 1/2; 4. Samuel Felton (Harvard), 144-4 1/4; 5. Richard Quasey (Cornell), 136-10 1/4.

Hammer throw — 1. Samuel Felton (Harvard), 178-5 1/4; 2. James Burnham (Dartmouth), 162-0; 3. John Thorndyke (Harvard), 158-2; 4. Joseph Ewing (Princeton), 157-2; 5. Fred Gunther (Penn), 155-2 1/4.

Javelin throw — 1. James Rawers (Army), 194-4 1/4; 2. Irving Bouton (Yale), 186-3 1/2; 3. John Holbrook (Harvard), 178-3; 4. Richard Geld (Yale), 177-0 3.4; 5. John Eastham (Princeton), 167-11 3/4.

Relays Finals
4×110-yard relay — 1. Penn (Farquar Jones, Phillip Shiekman, Ben Krietzberg, Robert Daniel), 42.8; 2. Princeton; 3. Army; 4. Navy; 5. Cornell.

Mile relay — 1. Penn (Donald Lyman, Alex Scott, Jeffrey Kirk, John Strasenburgh), 3:21.2; 2. Army; 3. Princeton; 4. Columbia.

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