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Egstad, H. M. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 32, Number VII (April 1931)

Downer, George
Track team places fourth,   p. 274


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The Wisconsin Alumni Magazine                                           
                  April, 1931
+ Track Leamn Places Fourth +
                                                         Also Score in Illinois
Relays! Gym,
                                                         and Fencin3 Squads
Take Seconds,
              GeorSe Downer
                                                              SprinS Sports
Start Practice
 M      s ARCH saw the end of the winter sports season,  finished fourth
in the four-mile and shuttle hurdle relay
         with few intercollegiate contests scheduled for  events.
         Wisconsin athletic teams. Coach Tom Jones'    Ralph Lovshin, a sophomore
competing for the first
         track team participated in the conference in-  time, placed third
in the all-around championship with
door championship meet, held this                     a score of 5,149 points.
Barney Berlinger of Pennsvl-
year in the Wisconsin field house,                    vania took first place
with a count of 3,911'2. Gnabah
Coach George Hitchcock's wres-                        of Wisconsin placed
fifth with 3,823 points.
tlers concluded their season in the                     The gymnastic team
finished a good second in the Big
conference individual champion-                       Ten finals scoring
1,079.15 points to 1,121.95 by Chica-
ship meet at Chicago, and Coach                       go, the champions.
Here again injuries to stars proved
Arthur F. Masley's gymnasts and                       costly to the Badgers.
Coach Masley was without the
fencers signed off in their respective                services of Captain
Probasco, an all around star, while
Big Ten title events at Illinois.                     Laska, one of the best
tumblers to sport the cardinal in
  Defending their indoor chain-                       years, was unable to
enter this event because of a
pionship, won last year at Minne-                     sprained ankle. It
is not too much to say that with these
sota, the Badger track and field                      men competing in normal
form, the Badgers would have
men finished fourth, a sixth of a        B            made it extremely interesting
for the Maroons. The
point behind Chicago. The point                       fencing team had copped
second place in the conference
scores of the leaders were: Mich-                     meet at Illinois.
igan, 27; Illinois, 17; Chicago, 14;                    In wrestling, three
Badgers reached the finals, but
Wisconsin, 13%6; Indiana, 12;3,                       none won titles. Here
again, several of Wisconsin's
Ohio State, 9%6.                                      best men were out of
competition because of scholastic
  Wisconsin, before the meet, was                                       
  deficiencies.
favored, after Michigan, as a prob-                                     
    The crew and baseball squads
able winner, and would have given                                       
  are now hard at work getting
the Wolverines a terrific battle but                                    
  ready for their spring campaigns.
for an unfortunate accident to                                          
  The baseball men are working
Captain Bill Henke, who pulled a       BERunder much more favorable con-
muscle in the first trial heat of the  BH                               
  ditions than in the past. Coach
60 yard dash Friday night, put-                                         
  Guy Lowman started practice in
ting him out of the meet and probably incapacitating                    
  the field house with 18 of his
him for several weeks.                                                  
  best men, March 9, the others
  It was a regrettable incident, but something for which                
  working under Assistant Coach
no blame can be attached to anyone-just an accident of                  
  Irv Uteritz, at the old annex.
the game, liable to happen to any runner. Its.effect will               
    Coach Murphy got a break
be best understood when it is recalled that Henke won                   
  this year when the ice moved
the 440 last year and just six days earlier had set a new               
  out early on Lake Mendota,
world's indoor record of 48.9 seconds for the quarter,                  
  opening a narrow strip of water
breaking a mark which had stood for ten years. Henke                    
  along the south shore for about
would have won the Big Ten 440 in a romp, as the final                  
  two miles. He has already had
was won by Russell of Michigan in 51.4. Against                         
  two weeks on the water, and the
Minnesota, Henke had run the distance in 50.7, on the    i              
  crews look unusually good for
same track, "coasting in," winner by 15 yards. Had            
            this season.
Henke run in the Big Ten meet and won the quarter, he     j             
    There will now be no inter-
would probably also have given Wisconsin first in the                   
  collegiate competition for
relay. This would have meant the championship. By       THOMPSON        
  Badger teams until baseball
such breaks are championships decided.                                  
  starts with the southern trip
  Wisconsin's 13 6 points were made as follows: Behr,  during spring vacation.
The track men are getting a
first in the shot with 48 feet 934 inches, breaking Arlie  let-up in training,
now working only three days a week
Mucks' record, made in 1916; Ted Shaw, tied for first  until outdoor training
begins.
in the high jump with 6 feet 31 inches; Greg Kabat,   Spring football practice
will start March 23, with the
third in shot, with 44 feet 6ys inches; Lovshin, tied for  non-letter men
reporting first. The veterans will not
third in the pole vault with 12 feet 9 inches; Gafke,  be called out until
April 15.
third in the 440.                                       The track team will
open the outdoor season on April
  A small team was sent to the Illinois indoor relays a  18th in a dual meet
with Notre Dame at South Bend.
week later. Sammy Behr finished second in the shot  The Kansas Relays were
passed up to compete against
put; Shaw won the high jump; and the Badgers        the Irish.
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