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Tom Marshall's The Burro '03

ON COURTS AND TRACK

REALIZING that athletics is an important factor in our university life, 'we have taken an active interest in advancing the several college sports. Our school is yet small and only in its twelfth year, but despite these facts, we have as good material for football, baseball and track athletics as is usually found in a college of twice or three times our size.

Each fall is looked forward to, by all the old students' with eagerness, to see how many of the players of the previous year have returned and how many robust young men have come to join the football ranks or try to get their names on the list of those holding college records in track athletics.

In the past it has been very encouraging to see so many of our old athletes return, together with a large number of likely candidates for a position on the first team, It seems as though after a year of fighting for athletic honors in behalf of our University that the true college spirit becomes so instilled in them that they return to defend the honors won during the previous year, or to regain the laurels lost.

All athletics are under the direct supervision of the Athletic Association. All students are eligible to membership and are admitted to the Association upon the payment of an initiation fee of fifty cents. A quarterly assessment of twenty-five cents is collected from each member at the first of every quarter; those failing to pay are dropped from the roll, beside being prohibited the use of any goods or the grounds under the direction of the Association.

The members of the faculty are honorary members of the organization.

The officers are president, vice-president, secretary-treasurer and executive and auditing committees. The executive committee is composed of the president of the Association and the chairmen of the committees on football, baseball, tennis and field sports. It is their duty to settle all points of question and order the disbursement of the money in the treasury. The auditing committee, composed of two members of the executive committee and a representative from the faculty, audit the books of the treasurer in January and May.

Since our attendance is rather small and the regular dues are not sufficient to cover expenses it has been customary to pass a subscription, early in the year, among the students and faculty, and also among the business men of the town. In this regard we have been very successful, our town people contributing liberally.

Considering the disadvantages under which our men have worked, we could hardly wish for better results. A gymnasium has been our greatest need, for without one it is very difficult to obtain the necessary training and care that is needed in all athletic work, but by next September we will be supplied with this long-felt necessity. We are indebted to the Copper Queen companies' officials, as they have generously donated the required amount for the erection of the building and through the last legislature two thousand dollars were appropriated to purchase the necessary apparatus with which to furnish it.

It has now become the general opinion that in order to develop a successful team it is necessary to have a competent coach. Thus far we have been deficient in this regard, but it is to be hoped that the Board of Regents will soon take the matter in band and see the necessity of having a thorough athletic instructor as a member of the faculty. We only have to look over the history of other colleges to see the advantages gained by having such a trainer, without him we have no opportunity for the development of our teams except through knowledge imparted by one student to another and by observation. Therefore no new ideas are originated and applied and we are only able to practice formations and methods of training that are ancient history in most all other colleges. Let us then hope that with the coming of the gymnasium we will also get an athletic instructor.

Aside from the deficiencies already mentioned there is no doubt one other; this being the lack of competition. At the present time there is only one school within a radius of five hundred miles capable of competing with us and thus far it has only been possible to get a game of football each year, while baseball, track and field sports are not considered by them. This deficiency cannot be remedied except by the growth of the Territory, so with the other necessities supplied, time will bring the 1a3t mentioned.

Baseball and tennis have been badly neglected thus far. Aside from what the preparatory students have done no interest has been taken in this game for the past four years. Tennis has made more progress during the present year than ever before. Our team leaves for Phoenix on April 8th to compete against the High School, the Country Club and possibly the Normal at Tempe. Our prospects are very bright and it is to be hoped by all that we will be victorious.

Track athletics was started for the first time in our history in 1897. Through the energy of a few energetic athletes in town a team was organized and a challenge sent to the University. It was the first opportunity we had offered us, so we immediately accepted and began training. The day set was the twenty-second of February, and the place Union Park. Entirely hopeless of victory we met the foe and to our great satisfaction carried off the honors in every event except two. From this day on it seemed as if the whole University had undergone a change. Before there was no spirit and life manifested, but since we had gained one victory everyone seemed willing to try for another, so in this way college spirit and a love for our University was introduced here.

It has now become the custom to have a field day on the twenty-second of February of each year and it is considered, with the exception of the football game Thanksgiving, the most important event of the school year. We are making rapid progress in this work as is seen by the number of records broken each succeeding year, and with a few more years of improvement we will be able to compete with the colleges of California, doing credit to ourselves.

The following is a list of records with the names of those holding them and the years in which they were made: T. EDWARD STEELE.

NOTE-Since the above was written two events of note have been recorded. Our tennis team, composed of Messrs. T. Brown and Copeland, lost the doubles at the tennis match with the Phoenix High School in the capital city. Mr. Brown captured from them the singles. The baseball team also won from the same institution the first match, played on the campus.-ED.

U. OF A. FIELD DAY RECORDS

FIRST HANDICAP FIELD DAY, 1897
Ex. 100 yd. dash-Dear Woodward - - - - - No time
50 yd. dash-John D. Young - - - - - 5 2-5 seconds
120 yd. hurdle-Felix Haynes - - - - 19 5-5
Polo Vault-F. Grossbeck - - - - - - - 8 feet 6 inches
12 lb. hammer throw (handicap) -Mendenhall, 108 feet 9 inches
Running high jump (handicap)-F. Haynes - 5 feet 5 inches
100 yd. dash (hanclicap)-Victor Zabriskie (scratch) no time
Running hop, step and jump-Wetherell - - - no distance
12 lb. shot put-Stephen Brown
100 yd. dash, Junior-Garfield Drake- - - - - - - 12 seconds
One mile Bicycle (handicap)--Malcom Gillett
1/2 mile Bicycle scratch-Claùde Early
One mile walk-Joseph Dial- - - - - - - 7 minutes

SECOND UNIVERSITY FIELD DAY, FEB. 22, '01
50 yd. dash-Bingham Morse- - - - - 5 2-5 seconds
12 lb. shot put-Ross Russell- - - - - 35 feet 8 inches
220 yd. dash-George Parker- - - - - 23 1-5 seconds
12 lb. hammer throw-C. Day- - - - - 584 feet 1-2 inch
100 yd. dash-Bingham Morse - - -10 2-5 seconds
Standing broad jump-C. Marlar - - - 9 feet 1 1-4 inches
Pole Vault-S. Mansfeld - - - -8 feet 6 inches, ex. 9 feet
Running hiqh jump-Felix Haynes - - - 4 feet 11 inches
Running broad jump-George Parker - - 18 feet 6 1-2 inches
120 yd. hurdle-Ross Russell - - - - - - - - no time
440 yards-George Parker - - - - - - - -61 seconds

THIRD UNIVERSITY FIELD DAY. FEB. 22, '02
50 yd, dash-Ross Russell - - - - - - 5 1-2 seconds
75 yd. dash-Ed. Stafford - - - - - -8 1-2 seconds
100 yd. dash-Ed. Stafford - - - - - -11 seconds
220 yd. dash-Ed. Stafford- - - - - -25 seconds
440 vd. dash-Scow - - - - - -71 seconds
12 lb. hammer throw-Ross Russell 104 feet 8 1-2 inches
12 1b. shot put-Ross Russell - - - - 35 feet 4 inches
Standing broad jump-E. Stafford - - - 9 - 3 inches
Running broad jump-E. Stafford & Ross Russell, 17 feet 6 inches
Running high jump-Ross Russell - - - -5 feet 2 inches
Pole Vault-S. Mansfeld - - - - -8 feet 10 inches
Tug-of-war-Winning team, L Gillett (Capt.), Stafford, Cadwell, Drane, N. Bernard. W. R. Smith, E. H. Jones, Day and Calderwood - - - - - - - - I foot 1 1-2 inches

FIRST INTER-CLASS FIELD DAY, FEB. 23, '03
For record 50 yd. dash-L. Gillett - - - - 6 2-5 seconds
For record 75 yd. dash-L. Gillett - - - - 8 seconds
100 yd. dash-Stafford- - - - 10 1-2
220 yd. dash-Stafford - - - -24
440 yd. dash-Srow - - - - - 58 1-2
I mile run-Millington - - - - - 5 minutes 15
12 lb. hammer throw-Pickett - - - 98 feet 8 inches
12 lb. shot put-Pickett - - -- 41 feet 10 inches
Pole Vault-M. Mansfeld - - - 9 feet 2 inches
Standing broad jump-Pickett - - - - - 10 feet 2 inches
Running high jump-Chapin - - - - 5 feet
Running broad jump-Chapin - - - -18 feet 2 inches
1 mile relay-Freshmen.
Score-Sophomores, 38; "Preps," 30; Freshmen, 26.

UNIVERSITY RECORDS-WHEN MADE AND BY WHOM
50 yd. dash---J. Young, '97, M. Gillett, '97, L. Gillett,'03 - - - - - - 5 2-5 seconds
75 yd. dash-Leslie Gillet, '05- -- -- - 8 seconds
100 yd. dash-J. Young, '97 -- -- -- -10 2-5 seconds
120 yd. hurdle-T. Haynes, '97- -- -- -19 5-5 seconds
220 yd. dash-G. Parker, '0 1 -- -- -- -23 1-5 seconds
440 yd. dash-Scow, '03 - -- -- -- 58 1-2 seconds
I mile run-Millington. '03 - -- -- -5 minutes
1 mile walk-J. Dial '97- - - - - 7 minutes
Running high jump-F. Haynes - - - - 5 feet 3 inches
Running broad jump-G. Parker, '01, T. Chapin '03 - - - -18 feet 6 inches
Standing broad jump-Pickett, '03 - - - - - 10 feet 2 inches
Pole vault-M. Mansfield, '03- - - - - feet 2 inches
12 lb. hammer throw-Mendenhall, '97 -- - - - - 108 feet 9 inches
12 lb. shot put-Pickett, '03- - - - - - - 41 feet 10 inches

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