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CAMP LEE, VA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1918. ELEVEN SPORTING PAGE LIEUTENANT O.C. SEIKEL, Sporting Editor. SPEED AND BRAWN SUPREME AT C. O. T. S. ATHLETIC MEET Most Enthusiastic and Spirited Meet Ever Staged at Athletic Field. Student Officers Make Great Showing-Contests Interesting. The athletic meet of the Central Officers' Training School, held at the Camp Athletic field last Saturday, was a huge success. Paramount was the enthusiasm and cheering of the men lining the field and lending their efforts in song and encouraging shouts to the contestants. The fifty-piece band was right on the job and livened the moments between events. The men entered in the events fought valiantly in their endeavors to gain the coveted honors of speed, skill, strength and endurance. Several hundred men participated, while thousands of fellow-students lined the field. The meet rivaled a large college meet or football game. Among the spectators were notable personages of the camp. Brigadier-General Hedekin spent the afternoon on the field. Colonel Harry A. Eaton, commander of the Central Officers' Training Camp, and many of his officer were there. Majors James D. Isaacs and John C. Shaw, Jr., were another two of the big men of the training school who had a place in the afternoon's schedule. The grandstands likewise did their part to make the meet the one it was. There were chrysanthemums even, and girls went with the chrysanthemums, and there was a cheer leader, and sections which syncopated with the music, and those are the things which put the final touches to a track meet which rises to heights that are notable. And the men who ran and jumped, and tugged at ropes, and labored over and under and through the obstacles, and assembled packs, and did such things out in the field were good. Running regulation breeches and shoes will never make world's records, but the men who worked through the events on Saturday last did their best to equal them. Most amusing among the events was the obstacle race. Effort was made understandable in the 1,000-yard run. Brawn was supreme in the rope rush; speed personified in the sprints, whip-cord muscles won in the jumps and just downright army ability and training won in the assembling of the packs. Not unusual in the army, but remarkable, nevertheless, was the spirit of the whole afternoon. There was no "quibbling over the minutiae"; not an argument with a judge, and this alone was sufficient to make the track meet a success. Fast Men in Races. The track was slow and soft. None of the men were allowed to use spiked shoes or track suits, but participated in their regular service trousers and
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CAMP LEE, VA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1918. ELEVEN SPORTING PAGE LIEUTENANT O.C. SEIKEL, Sporting Editor. SPEED AND BRAWN SUPREME AT C. O. T. S. ATHLETIC MEET Most Enthusiastic and Spirited Meet Ever Staged at Athletic Field. Student Officers Make Great Showing-Contests Interesting. The athletic meet of the Central Officers' Training School, held at the Camp Athletic field last Saturday, was a huge success. Paramount was the enthusiasm and cheering of the men lining the field and lending their efforts in song and encouraging shouts to the contestants. The fifty-piece band was right on the job and livened the moments between events. The men entered in the events fought valiantly in their endeavors to gain the coveted honors of speed, skill, strength and endurance. Several hundred men participated, while thousands of fellow-students lined the field. The meet rivaled a large college meet or football game. Among the spectators were notable personages of the camp. Brigadier-General Hedekin spent the afternoon on the field. Colonel Harry A. Eaton, commander of the Central Officers' Training Camp, and many of his officer were there. Majors James D. Isaacs and John C. Shaw, Jr., were another two of the big men of the training school who had a place in the afternoon's schedule. The grandstands likewise did their part to make the meet the one it was. There were chrysanthemums even, and girls went with the chrysanthemums, and there was a cheer leader, and sections which syncopated with the music, and those are the things which put the final touches to a track meet which rises to heights that are notable. And the men who ran and jumped, and tugged at ropes, and labored over and under and through the obstacles, and assembled packs, and did such things out in the field were good. Running regulation breeches and shoes will never make world's records, but the men who worked through the events on Saturday last did their best to equal them. Most amusing among the events was the obstacle race. Effort was made understandable in the 1,000-yard run. Brawn was supreme in the rope rush; speed personified in the sprints, whip-cord muscles won in the jumps and just downright army ability and training won in the assembling of the packs. Not unusual in the army, but remarkable, nevertheless, was the spirit of the whole afternoon. There was no "quibbling over the minutiae"; not an argument with a judge, and this alone was sufficient to make the track meet a success. Fast Men in Races. The track was slow and soft. None of the men were allowed to use spiked shoes or track suits, but participated in their regular service trousers and service shoes. In spit of the handicap in equipment, Allan W. Swede, of the Eighteenth Company, won the 1,000-yard run in two minutes and fifty seconds. Swede at present holds the two-mile interscholastic world's record and the world's interscholastic indoor record for indoor tracks on both the half-mile and the mile.

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CAMP LEE, VA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1918. ELEVEN SPORTING PAGE LIEUTENANT O.C. SEIKEL, Sporting Editor. SPEED AND BRAWN SUPREME AT C. O. T. S. ATHLETIC MEET Most Enthusiastic and Spirited Meet Ever Staged at Athletic Field. Student Officers Make Great Showing-Contests Interesting. The athletic meet of the Central Officers' Training School, held at the Camp Athletic field last Saturday, was a huge success. Paramount was the enthusiasm and cheering of the men lining the field and lending their efforts in song and encouraging shouts to the contestants. The fifty-piece band was right on the job and livened the moments between events. The men entered in the events fought valiantly in their endeavors to gain the coveted honors of speed, skill, strength and endurance. Several hundred men participated, while thousands of fellow-students lined the field. The meet rivaled a large college meet or football game. Among the spectators were notable personages of the camp. Brigadier-General Hedekin spent the afternoon on the field. Colonel Harry A. Eaton, commander of the Central Officers' Training Camp, and many of his officer were there. Majors James D. Isaacs and John C. Shaw, Jr., were another two of the big men of the training school who had a place in the afternoon's schedule. The grandstands likewise did their part to make the meet the one it was. There were chrysanthemums even, and girls went with the chrysanthemums, and there was a cheer leader, and sections which syncopated with the music, and those are the things which put the final touches to a track meet which rises to heights that are notable. And the men who ran and jumped, and tugged at ropes, and labored over and under and through the obstacles, and assembled packs, and did such things out in the field were good. Running regulation breeches and shoes will never make world's records, but the men who worked through the events on Saturday last did their best to equal them. Most amusing among the events was the obstacle race. Effort was made understandable in the 1,000-yard run. Brawn was supreme in the rope rush; speed personified in the sprints, whip-cord muscles won in the jumps and just downright army ability and training won in the assembling of the packs. Not unusual in the army, but remarkable, nevertheless, was the spirit of the whole afternoon. There was no "quibbling over the minutiae"; not an argument with a judge, and this alone was sufficient to make the track meet a success. Fast Men in Races. The track was slow and soft. None of the men were allowed to use spiked shoes or track suits, but participated in their regular service trousers and service shoes. In spit of the handicap in equipment, Allan W. Swede, of the Eighteenth Company, won the 1,000-yard run in two minutes and fifty seconds. Swede at present holds the two-mile interscholastic world's record and the world's interscholastic indoor record for indoor tracks on both the half-mile and the mile.