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Cindermen Battle For IIAC 1st
Cindermen Battle For IIAC 1st
Item IDEgyptian19610526cindermen.tif
TitleCindermen Battle For IIAC 1st
AuthorDaily Egyptian
DescriptionThe IIAC track meet is shaping into a battle against defending champs Central Michigan with Northern and Southern taking the roles of aggressor.
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1961 May 26
Volume42
Issue56
SectionSports
Page(s)4
Digital File Format.TIF (Tagged Image Format)
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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CollectionUniversity Archives: Daily Egyptian Diversity Articles Index
TranscriptCindermen Battle For IIAC 1st

The IIAC track meet is shaping into a battle against defending champs Central Michigan with Northern and Southern taking the roles of aggressor.
Since joining the Interstate Conference in 1950, Central and Eastern Michigan have monopolized track titles, but the defending champs will be in for a lot of stiff competition.
While Central's Chips appear
best balanced with Barry Jacobsen, Bob Water, Harold Arft, Len Callard and Jim Van Vleck expected to set the pace, Northern, Southern, Western and Illinois State all have top- ranking stars who will be favored to win individual events.
Thomas Favored
Saluki freshman Joe Thomas has a time this year that betters anything else in the IIAC by ten seconds in the two-mile. Thomas ran 9:11.7 last week to break his own record for the third time in a row.
Dennis Harmon who injured his arm two weeks ago, will be trying to equal his 211-feet javelin toss he threw against Chicago Track Club. The feat would better the IIAC mark by more than five feet.
Northern nudged Central Michigan during the indoor season and the Huskies were more recently victims of Southern's surprising Salukis at the Illinois State College Meet in Peoria. Nevertheless, the Chips enter the two-day meet as definite favorites on the basis of 18 returning lettermen, including several four-year veterans.
NIU Minus Ace
The Huskies are led by sprint ace Vern Christopher and weight man Jay Broderick. Their outstanding distance runner, Dave Stern, will be out of the running Saturday because of a spike injury which developed into something more severe.
Southern's upset will depend on how heavily the Salukis fare in the distance runs and field vent. Joe Thomas will be the strong favorite to win in the two-mile and is expected to push Western Illinois' fine miler, Bill Kozar.
Mile Highlight
John Flamer, who broke the SIU record with his 4:14.7, will be giving both Thomas and Kozar something to shoot at. The mile event, opening the program Saturday, will he one of the highlights of the day.
Western's Leroy Jackson appears to he the undisputed top choice in both short dash events. He recently turned in a 9.5 time in the century and a 20.6 performance in the 220- yard dash. Both are top times reported by league thinclads this season, although Don Korte of Illinois State and Jacobsen have fine 9.8s in the 100-yard dash.
Other top times reported this spring are Waters' 48.2 in the quarter-mile; Arft's 1:53 in the 880-yard run; Kozar's 4:15.1 in the mile run; Thomas' 9:16.1 in the two-mile event; Jacobsen's 23.5 in the low hurdles; Edison Allen's (EIU) 14.8 in the highs, and Northern's 3:18.6 in the mile relay.

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