1954

Heps Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Harvard Stadium (Cambridge, Mass.) — May 15, 1954

Team Scores
1. Yale, 61 2/3
2. Cornell, 44 11/21
3. Navy, 35 3/7
4. Army, 27 3/7
5. Princeton, 25
6. Harvard, 23 6/7
7. Penn, 16 1/3
8. Columbia, 15 2/3
9. Dartmouth, 6 2/21
10. Brown, 0

Recordbreakers
• William Boyd of Army in the high jump (6-4), breaking the mark of 6-3 7/8 set by Dartmouth’s Joseph Conley and Cornell’s Paul Robeson, both in 1945.
• Stewart Thompson of Yale in the hammer throw (180-4), breaking the mark of 178-5 1/4 set by Harvard’s Samuel Felton in 1948.

Multiple Champion
• Stewart Thompson, Yale (shot, discus, hammer)

Individual Running Finals
100-yard dash — 1. Henry Thresher (Yale), 9.8; 2. Alan Kline (Penn); 3. Thomas Eglin (Princeton); 4. Peter Dow (Harvard); 5. Richard Evans (Princeton).

440-yard dash — 1. Joseph Myers (Princeton), 48.2; 2. Fred Schlereth (Columbia); 3. Bernard Czaja (Navy); 4. Andy Dadagian (Cornell); 5. Al Sebald (Cornell).

880-yard run — 1. John Meader (Yale), 1:52.9; 2. David Pratt (Cornell); 3. Richard Yaffa (Princeton); 4. Joseph Albanese (Yale); 5. Frank Weber (Penn).

Mile run — 1. Lewis Olive (Army), 4:15.5; 2. Mike Stanley (Yale); 3. Tempest Lowry (Princeton); 4. John Rosenbaum (Cornell); 5. Mike Browne (Cornell).

Two-mile run — 1. Jonathan Hurt (Navy), 9:26.0; 2. Don Farley (Cornell); 3. Paul Loberg (Cornell); 4. Harold Gerry (Harvard); 5. James Healy (Army).

120-yard hurdles — 1. Donald McAuliffe (Navy), 14.7; 2. Bill Purdue (Army); 3. MacAllister Booth (Cornell); 4. Ted Graves (Navy); 5. Richard Mathewson (Cornell).

220-yard hurdles — 1. MacAllister Booth (Cornell), 23.3; 2. Don McAuliffe (Navy); 3. Bill Purdue (Army); 4. Bob Rittenburg (Harvard); 5. Peter Mott (Yale).

Individual Field Finals
High jump — 1. William Boyd (Army) & Wilfred Lee (Penn), 6-4; 3. Frank Meyer (Yale), 6-2; 4. Richard Fairley (Dartmouth); Donald Wechter (Cornell); Briar Reynolds (Harvard); Robert Pierce (Navy); Bud Hall (Army); Donald Whitehead (Harvard) & Thomas Hibben (Cornell), 6-0.

Pole vault — 1. Bob Owen (Penn); Alan Rose (Penn); Ralph Longsworth (Columbia); Bill Buchanan (Dartmouth); Norm Beachley (Cornell) & Harold Work (Yale), 12-6.

Long jump — 1. Robert Rittenburg (Harvard) & Richard Goss (Yale), 22-6 1/2; 3. John Harlor (Dartmouth), 22-4 1/2; 4. Alan Thelin (Army), 22-2 3/4; 5. Robert Thalman (Navy), 22-2.

Shot put — 1. Stewart Thompson (Yale), 52-8; 2. Al Thompson (Columbia), 51-5 1/2; 3. Tom Henderson (Yale), 50-8 3/4; 4. David Patton (Army), 28-1 1/2; 5. Donald May (Navy), 48-1.

Discus throw — 1. Stewart Thompson (Yale), 162-7 1/2; 2. Al Thompson (Columbia), 154-10; 3. Arthur Siler (Harvard), 148-1; 4. Roger Machanic (Harvard), 144-2 1/2; 5. Frank Meyer (Yale), 140-0 1/2.

Hammer throw — 1. Stewart Thompson (Yale), 180-4; 2. Tom Henderson (Yale), 168-7; 3. John Bard (Army), 163-1; 4. Albert Hall (Cornell), 162-5; 5. Al Thompson (Columbia), 156-0 3/4).

Javelin throw — 1. Donald Alser (Navy), 190-4; 2. James Rothrock (Navy), 187-3 1/2; 3. Donald Wechter (Cornell), 175-1 1/2; 4. Donald Miller (Yale), 173-9 1/2; 5. Carl Goldman (Harvard), 170-11.

Relays Finals
4×110-yard relay — 1. Princeton (Robert Varrin, Homer Smith, Tim Edlin, Dick Evans), 42.8; 2. Yale; 3. Cornell; 4. Harvard; 5. Army.

4×440-yard relay — 1. Cornell (Larry Lattomus, John Morris, Al Sebald, Andy Dadagian), 3:16.8; 2. Harvard; 3. Princeton; 4. Navy; 5. Penn.

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