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Article TitleOle track men fall in Carleton Relays
SourceThe Manitou Messenger (1916-2014),  No. 10,  Vol.072, April  24, 1959, page(s): 4
Place of PublicationNorthfield, United States
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Ole track men fall in Carleton Relays

Gold and windy weather hampered the runners last Saturday in the Carleton Relays, but Mankato State again swept over all competition to win with 102 points, followed by Carleton, Macalester, and St. Olaf.

The Oles saw action again today against Gustavus in a dual meet at Manitou field and will travel to Luther Tuesday for a duel meet with the Norsemen.

The outstanding race of the day was in the 120-yard high hurdles, where Tad Weed of Mankato State was back to defend his title. Jim Hanson, who finished second behind Weed in 1958 and Rod Hamilton, the defending Midwest conference champion who finished third were also entered. However, Jerry Larson, the Oles outstanding sophomore hurdler clipped the hurdles off in the fast time of 15.0 to take first, with Weed second, Hanson third, and Hamilton finishing fourth.

Another surprise of the meet was the Ole 440—yard relay teamm consisting of Dean Weber, Jon Jacobson, Ron Ree and Bill Greenslit who covered the distance in 44.9 to take first place.

The Sprint Medley team of Bob Algoe running the 440, Dean Weber and Bill Greenslit 220's, and Norm Rustad took second behind Mankato State. The 880-yard relay team of Bill Greenslit, Jerry Larson, Ron Ree and Norm Rustad finished third behind Carleton and Mankato State.

One of the Oles strongest relay teams, the mile relay squad, did not even place, as Dean Weber, leadoff man on the team, pulled a muscle coming out of the blocks and was not able to finish his 440.

Other places were picked up by Bill Greenslit, with a third in the 100-yard dash, and Burt Nesset, who was in a 9-way tie for second in the high jump at 5-8.

The freshmen sprint medley team beat six other college teams to take first in their heat. Running on that team were Chuck Von Fisher, Mel Koch, Erik Hong, and Doug Rustad.

Denny Runck, the Ole's versatile track star, did not compete in the meet, as he was nursing a pulled leg muscle.

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