Sport: Intercollegiates

Ted Meredith, famed middle-distance runner of a decade ago, surveyed a cinder track that stretched away, a curving, gun-metal line, from where he sat in the grandstand at Franklin Field, Philadelphia. On that track, in the course of the afternoon, he saw the runners of the University of Southern California win the 120-yd. hurdles, the 220-yd. hurdles, the discus throw, the Intercollegiate Track and Field Championship, with Princeton second, Yale third. He saw two runners—Tierney of Holy Cross, Marsters of Georgetown—each miss by just half a second his famed intercollegiate records for the...

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