Sport: Relays

Annual bidders every spring for the best of the U. S. college track crop are Philadelphia and Des Moines. Many runners prefer the spectacle of the Penn Relays staged at Franklin Field. Others yield to the extravagant ballyhoo of the Drake Relays, held in that tiny University's huge horseshoe stadium. Last week Philadelphia's 42nd enticed 3,000 entries from schools and colleges; Des Moines' 27th, 2,000. Both groups gave spectators few records, many thrills.

Biggest attraction of the Drake Relays, as usual, was Queen of the Relays. This year she was 20-year-old, blue-eyed Jane Mareton...

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