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! By DICK CRAMER
Emerald Sports Writer
Golf prospects iook brighter and brighter for next year, with
almost everyone back from Sid Milligan’s current crew. One im
portant addition will be Ron Clark, a stocky freshman from The
Dalles, who has been a top-flight golfer for quite awhile.
Clark, currently playing in intramurals, is the guy who fired
a 69 while playing with Benny Hogan, only to lose by one stroke.
Hogan wanted to take him on a trip but was turned down. Clark
won the Mid-Columbia amateur tournament in 1947 and placed
second to Lou Stafford, former Oregon ace who holds the North
ern Division for 36 holes in championship play, in 1948.
The 5-foot 8-inch powerhouse shot a 71 Monday, in leading
his Theta Chi team against the Betas.-showing he is still in pret
ty good form. One of his teammates, Wes Nicholson also fired a
71 and Dick Schultz chipped in with a 75.
Eight Records Could Be Broken in Saturday's Meet
Running through the records
tor an Oregon-Oregon State duel
meet, it looks possible for as
many as eight records to be brok
en this Saturday. Dave Hen
thorne has run a 9.6 century, com
pared to the 9.7 mark set by Mack
Robinson in 1938. He has equaled
Robinson’s mark this year.
In the 220, Paul Starr’s 1933
time of 20.9 is better than Hen
thorne has ever done, but the
Klamath Falls speedster has
come close enough to put it in
danger. He has stepped off the
distance in 21.3.
Walt McClure has a very good
chance of coming through in the
880, especially after his fine 1.56
effort set by Kirm Storli in 1940.
Beaver Distance men can Threaten Marks
Oregon State enters the record breaking picture in the mile
and two mile. Dick Pettersovi has run the mile in better time than
the 4:19.6 mark set by fellow Beaver in 1940. And sophomore
George Fullerton has run the two miles in 9:40, which is close
to Robert Wegner’s 9:38.2,. set in 1933.
Bill Bowerman’s new combination in the mile relay of A1 Bul
lier, Jack Countryman, Walt McClure and Dave Henthorne step
ped off the distance in a little over 3:21, compared to the 3:22.4
record. They could well set a new mark for the duel meet and
might well be the first Duck team to travel the mile in less than
Two broad jumpers will be out to crack that mark of 23 feet
<8J4 inches, set by Ehle Reber in 1939.. Bob Laidlaw, Oregon
State’s defending titlist in the Northern Division, has gone over
24 feet, but not this season. Woodley Lewis has gone 23 feet 5
inches this year and looms as a little better bet to crack the mark
The eighth and last record that seems endangered is the pole
vault, and that will depend solely on how high George Rasmus
sen goes. He holds the record at 14 feet 2 inches but could well
go over that. He has done 14-6, and Bill Bowerman predicts that
he will go 15 feet before he is through.
Duck Vaulters Only Ones to Clear 14 Feet
Incidentally, Rass is the third
man in the Northern Division to
go over 14 feet and all three were
from Oregon. Tops is George
Varoff with 14 feet 7 5/8 inches.
Rass, with 14-6, comes next in
line, and third is Rod Hensen,
who, along with Varoff, holds
the Hayward Field mark at 14-4.
Oregon has a complete domi
nation of the pole vault in Nor
thern Division competition. Not
only do they have the best vaults
on record, the only ones above 14
feet, but they also have far and
away the top men this year. The
best three heights we have seen
this year have been turned in by
the three Webfoots April 30 in
That was the night Rassmus
sen soared 14-6. Don Pickens,
number two YVebfoot vaulter
cleared 13-8 and Lloyd Hickok
Those heights may not sound
too impressive, unless compared
with other schools in the league.
The best school record in the
Northern Division outside of Ore
gon is at Washington State, 13-9.
All the rest were under Pickens’
Another interesting point is
that of those remaining school
records, excluding Oregon and
Washington State, Hickok’s vault
of 13-4 would top the best of Ida
ho and Washington, though Fred
Winter of Oregon State, at 13-6
would top him. Idaho and Wash
ington are all even at the bot
tom with 13-3 each as the best.
Trojans Boast Plenty Potent Shot Putters
Looking over the Daily Trojan, we found how far advanced
the Southern Division is over the Northern, in one event espec
iallv. In the USC-UCLA meet, where Mel Patton ran wild in
the 100 and 220, the shot put marks were much better than any
thing in this area. The event was won with a 51-7 put (the Ore
gon record is 49-11), second was 50-7 and third 48-7.
The best Oregon put this year was 46-6 by Bob Anderson,
though Lou Robinson got away a 48-foot heave last Monday in
practice. But these don't compare with either the Trojan varsity
or Frosh times.
On the same day Troy blasted the Bruins, the Trobabes were
doing the same to the UCLA Frosh. And in that meet the shot
was won with a 50-10 effort, better than the all-time Oregon
mark. Second was taken with a 49-9 put and third with 46-11. It
sounds like USC is very well stocked with shot-putters, at least
Phi Delts Reach IM Softball
Finals; SAEs Edge Delts, 2-0
Golf Matches Set
In intramural golf action to
day the Phi Delts and Sigma Nus
will play off their 6-6 tie match
for the right to meet Sigma Al
pha Mu in the quarterfinals. The
ATOs and' Sigma Chis will com
plete their match today, with the
winner going into the champion
ship round. The other semifinal
ists are the Theta Chis.
ioday s schedule
4:00 . . . Kappa Sigma vs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Phi Delta Theta reached the final round in the intramural
softball race yesterday, with a 5-0 victory over Beta Theta Pi.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon took advantage of two errors in the
fourth inning to beat Delta Tau Delta 2-0. The SAE’s must now
play the Kappa Sigs to determine who will play the Phi Delts in
the championship game.
In the Phi Delt-Beta contest, winning pitcher Bob Taggesell
Out For Meet Record
GEORGE RASMUSSEN, Oregon’s claim to pole vault fame, will
be after a new meet record Saturday, when the Webfoots and Ore
gon State tangle on Hayward field. Rasmussen’s mark of 14 feet,
2 inches stands now as the O-OSC vault record.
Harriers Hold Light
Workout for Ag Meet
Oregon’s Webfoot cindermen
went through a light workout yes
terday instead of their usual mid
week time and distance trial as
they prepared for their dual track
meet with the Oregon State Bea
vers this Saturday on Hayward
Hayward field was the scene of
the district high school track meet
yesterday so the timings were
BOWERMAN’S DUCKS, smart
ing from their 5-3 setback in the
annual rerlays last month, will be
out for sweet revenge and will be
cast as favorites in what looms
close and spectacular duel. The
Webfoots have more individual
stars and boast a greater all
arorund strength in the field
Led by George Rasmussen and
Lou Robinson, the Ducks should
be practically unbeatable in the
pole vault and javelin. Rass has
an excellent chance to break the
meet record of 14 feet % inch in
Oregon State’s two long-strid
ing distance runners. Dick Pat
terson and George Fullerton,
should dominate the long distanc
es, but Oregon has her two-star
sprinters, Davey Henthorne and A1
Bullier, to offset this.
SINCE THE TWO schools are so
close together, there will be no
limit on the number of entrants
each team can enter. In all other
meets this season, the Ducks have
been limited to a 22-man entry
Jerry Cole, veteran OSC sprinter
and low hurdler who missed the
Washington State meet because of
a pulled leg musccle, will bring the
Beavers up to full strength for the
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allowed but two hits, and' the tight
Phi Delt infield took care of any
thing that came their way.
BOB LAVEY was a big gun for
the Phi Delts at bat, pounding out
a triple and a double in the third
inning, and stealing three bases on
a single in the last inning to ac
count for the last run of the game.
The other four counters came in
the fourth inning, with Lavey's
help at bat.
Beta pitcher A1 Mann, showing
effects of his pitching in Tuesday's
game with Sigma Chi, gave the Phi
Delt’s six hits.
In the SAE-Delt contest, two
errors in the fourth inning gave
the winners their two runs, and
quick play on the part of the SAE
infield kept any Delt runners
from getting past third base.
The first score in the big inning
came when an SAE batter made
first base on a dropped third strike,
and then stole home on an error at
second base. Jim Popp was then
walked and made his way over the
plate on another error.
The game was marred by errors
from both sides, but the Delts com
mitted their share at the wrong
time, allowing runners to score.
ON THE PITCHING side, the
contest assumed the look of a pit
chers’ duel at times, with Warren
Groshong striking out nine batters
for SAE and Delt Ed Sanford fan
ning 16 for the losers.
The losers had what looked like
a tie game in the sixth inning,
w hen catcher Tony Geremia put
an apparant home run over the
left-field fence with a man bn
base, only to have it ruled foul by
the umpire. In the fifth frame and
again in the sixth, Delta Tau Del
ta got two men ctn the bases, on
ly to see them die there.
The fast fielding of the SAE in
field stood out throughout the
game, with the men behind Gros
hong catching several runners off
the bags and making some good
pegs to first.
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