Sport: Morale Builder

Even when he is looking for sprinters and distance runners, Coach Edward Hurt of Baltimore's Morgan State College tries all his new prospects first at a quarter-mile. "Then we branch out from there," he says. This season, without branching too far, the Hurt system had turned up four of the most formidable quarter-milers in the business. Last week, in the climax of the Penn Relays, there was no catching them.

Tearing through the first two quarters of their specialty, the mile relay, Morgan State's No. 1 and No. 2 men piled up a six-yard lead by the halfway mark. Fifty seconds later,...

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