Tomorrow at Franklin Field, the University of Pennsylvania’s gigantic stadium in Philadelphia, colleges from the entire country will have their track teams participating in the annual outdoor I. C.4-A track and field meet.
At Madison Square Garden last February the speed fans thronged the arena 16,000 strong. In all likelihood there will be twice as many track enthusiasts watching these games at the outdoor carnival tomorrow.
Stanford University, from the coast, is rated as the east’s greatest barrier to victory. The eastern track mentors see no hope of defeating the Indians this year. No matter which way the dope sheets are scanned, it will take some extraodinary performances to prevent Stanford’s small but sturdy group of athletes from taking the team trophy back to the west again.
Last season N. Y. U. scored sixteen points in the I. C. 4-A at Cambridge and tied with Yale for third place in team scoring. In the indoor intercollegiate meet at Madison Square Garden, the Von Ellingmen finished second to Manhattan College.
Eddie Shaftell and Jules Finklestein, the two Jewish lads who took first places in the discus and the shot put at the recent metropolitan championships, are entered in tomorrow’s meet.
BERNSTEIN MAY FULFILL PROMISE
Sidney Bernstein, brilliant New York University sophomore, will make his first appearance in an L. C. 4-A meet when he races against the top-notch athletes from all over the country in the quarter-mile event at Philadelphia tomorrow.
Outstanding as a schoolboy at Alexander. Hamilton High in Brooklyn, young Bernstein is consistently under forty-nine seconds for the event and is conceded a chance to score a victory and five points for the Hall of Famers.
Eighteen other track and field men will perform for N. Y. U. This weekend in Philly.
GENE VENZKE PENN’S HOPE
Gene Venzke, star sprinter from the U. of P., is the east’s hopes against Hornbostel and Ivan Fuqua. Gene has not been up to par performance in his running form this season. To us he has seemed thus far an “also ran.” But then again, Cunningham and Dawson were just too good for this Penn sophomore.
Last week, however, Venzke shattered the three-quarter mile record at the U. of P. track. He ran this distance in 3m. 2.3s, five tenths of a second better than the mark set in 1898 by Thomas B. Connell. p>Hy Rosner, captain-elect of the City College football team, was elected president of the C. C. N. Y. athletic association in the general elections held the other day.
The A. A. is the student governing body regulating sports at St. Nicholas terrace. Irving Spanier, Present captain of the current baseball team, is retiring leader.
These two athletes are tow exceptions to the collegiate tradition that college athletes are dumb yokels. Winograd is captain-elect of the 1934-35 basketball team. He received a prize for excellence in English literature. Last year Sam was picked for one of the forward posts on nearly every all-American quintet that was selected by the experts.
Hy Rosner excelled in American letters and was awarded a set of Goethe’s complete works.
We mustn’t forget this happened at City College and the old collegiate tradition may still hold true elsewhere.
NEW AROUND TOWN
The metropolitan association of the A. A. U. will conduct amateur boxing at Golden City Arena every Friday evening starting to night. The chairman of the metropolitan league announced that four four-man classes and one special bout will be contested each week. All leading amateur boxers of the city will be invited to appear from time to time.
Nat Sugarman, John Lazinski, George Taputis and mike DiPierra have sent their entries for tonight’s bout.
JUNIOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Junior track and field championship meets to the United Scottish Clans of Greater New York and New Jersey. These events will be held on Wednesday, May 30, at Ulmer Park, Brooklyn, starting at 2 P. M.
The Manhattan Athletic League composed of forty-four clubs in the Borough of Manhattan, will hold its second track and field meet this Sunday at the Gas Company Athletic Field, Astoria, L. I. There will be two special events for women beside all the regular contests for men.
A. Friedman, our Long Island correspondent, writes in to say that Irving Jacobs, pitcher, of In-wood, L. I., has been signed by the Cincinnati Reds of the national league. Jacobs is twenty-one years of age and the son of Benjamin Jacobs, one of New York’s finest.
Young Jacobs will play with the Mount Airy, North Carolina, baseball nine, one of the farms of the reds.