Sport: West Meets East

Intercollegiate track championships, far more than Poughkeepsie boat races or post-season football games, are a test of the legend, carefully nourished at its source, that California athletes are superior to those produced by Eastern colleges. Superficially, it does not seem to be a fair test. Only three California colleges—Stanford, Southern California, California—sent teams to the I. C. A. A. A. A.* meet at Philadelphia last week to compete against 31 Eastern colleges. Actually, the excuses of Eastern coaches—that all the best Pacific Coast athletes go...

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