Illini Favored in CCC Track and Field Meet at Marquette: Several Records, including High Jump and Pole Vault, Expected to be Shattered, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-09


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► _____ — Mini Favored in CCC Track And Field Meet at Marquette Several Records, Including i High Jump and Pole Vault, Expected to Be Shattered By RICHARp McFARLAND ! United Press Sports Writer MILWAUKEE, Wis., June 8.— The biggest field on record will pack Marquette Stadium for the twenty-sixth Central Collegiate Conference open track meet tomorrow with Illinois favored to win the Rockne Cup. About 275 athletes from 57 colleges in 22 states will enter the trials at 2:30 p. m. in the final big Midwest meet of the season. Finals will begin at 8 p. m. The Blini, Big Ten champions, are expected to lead in a race with Missouri, Big Seven winner, and Michigan Normal, co-champ in the Central last spring. Michigan State, the other Central winner a year ago, entered only two men this time. Teams across the country round out the field, including Iowa, Iowa State, Drake, Wisconsin, Marquette, Ohio State, Kansas, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Alabama, Tulane, Florida, Notre Dame, Wyoming and others. More than half a dozen records are in danger, including two of the oldest in the books. J. Lewis Hall of Florida already has jumped higher than the Central high jump mark of 6 feet, 7% inches, that has stood since 1932. Halls best leap so far is 6 feet 8 3-8 inches. Quarter Mile Mark in Danger Another old record — the quarter mile time of 47.8 seconds, set. in 1933 — may be shattered by Cirilo McSween of Illinois. The Panama runner set a new Big Ten record -this season of 47.6 seconds. Don Laz, another Illinois star, will try to set his third Central pole vault record in a row. One of only three men who have cleared 15 feet, Laz set a Central record of 14 feet, 1% inches two years ago and upped it to 14 feet 2V2 inches last spring. Don Gehrmanns new mile record of 4:10.2, set only last spring, also might fall. Len Truex of Ohio State, Bill McGuire of Missouri and Frank Albertson of Tennessee all have come close to that time. Mary Cichowski of Alabama; Jack De-Medicis, Auburn; Tom Reeves, Duke, and Jack Greenwood, Kansas, were rated a good chance of trimming the low hurdles •of 23.7 on the curve. Rice Institutes Otha Byrd will try to crack the half-mile mark of 1:52. The two - mile record set last year will be under fire from Herb Semper of Kansas, the Drake Relays champion. The record — 9:12.3 — was set by Warren Druetzler of Michigan State. One relay record was threatened — the quarter-mile time of 41.6 seconds. Drake has ripped off the distance in 41.7 and Loyola in 42 flat. * ||EQHflHKS_H_fl_i_H__i Hand ___K__ H - ■ 1— ~ — ■ ■_**ss5_ 5*"™ _Mra!_B__i ____HI I pPliil— 1 _ I _ I _ I _ B . DON LAZ— Will try to set his third central pole vault record in a row today.

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