Info about the UofD track, 1st outdoor tartan track in the East.

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Info about the UofD track, 1st outdoor tartan track in the East. - LAfkL PICTURE this: The time is 4 a.m. The date...
LAfkL PICTURE this: The time is 4 a.m. The date is any one of 92 excluding Sundays between May 19 and Sept. 2. The place is Miller's Pond, soon-toJbe-renamed soon-toJbe-renamed soon-toJbe-renamed soon-toJbe-renamed soon-toJbe-renamed Poachers' Paradise, Paradise, in the infield at Brandywine Raceway. K a -P -P 0 w! Ka-Pow! Ka-Pow! Ka-Pow! Then silence. Two more of Herman's Honkers bite the dust. And at last you understand the real meaning of the phrase "long shot." To date, a total of 22 ducks have signed pacts to inhabit the new two-acre two-acre two-acre lake that occupies the smith cm! of the area enclosed by the harness J,'m Hawkins track oval The swans and flamingoes and maybe a mongoose or two will come later. According to track superintendent Bill Davis, there are six domestic white ducks, nine mallards from places unknown and seven Canadian honkers presently residing on the yet-to-be-named yet-to-be-named yet-to-be-named yet-to-be-named yet-to-be-named yet-to-be-named yet-to-be-named pond. Exactly what keeps them all from winging it across the Concord Pike is a closely guarded secret, but rumor has it a stork or two may be on the way. . The lake, which varies in depth from two to seven feet, is already stocked with fish (another idea for a 4 a.m. story) and is part of the "New Look" program at the Naamans Road plant. A $4,000,000 (that's six zeroes) clubhouse and exacta wagering on the ninth race are also new this year Brandywine's 15th. The whole show is a far cry from the 1953 inaugural when a 21-night 21-night 21-night session opened on Labor Day. Never before has Brandywine run for more than 75 nights. Shrubs and flowers have been planted In the little island that rests in the center of the lake and flower beds have been laid down on the northern end of the tote board. And, of course, Brandywine is still rated the third-fastest third-fastest third-fastest half-mile half-mile half-mile oval in the country. Blend in The Colonel, Dave Herman whose sartorial conscience has justly recently recently earned him the tag "Twiggie" and Roy Shudt, the "Heeeerrrreeeee they come" guy, and it's easy to see why Brandywine is proud. U. of D. Can Take Bow TWO weeks ago, the Penn Relays wre wallowing in kudos for the new, all-weather all-weather all-weather Tartan track in Franklin Field. This week it's Delaware's turn to take a bow, and a much-deserved much-deserved much-deserved one at that, since the Blue Hens beat the U. of P. to the punch by a full year. The sportscasters and writers who kept calling the Franklin Field facility "the first . of its kind in the East" were as wrong is the railbirds who put their paychecks on Damascus Damascus in the Derby. The Delaware track, located just behind the football stadium, is now completing its second season while the Franklin Field oval is still a rookie. But the results are the same. George Hansell, coach of two-time two-time two-time Middle Atlantic Conference College Division champion champion and current favorite PMC Colleges yesterday predicted "every MAC record" would be shattered during the two-day two-day two-day conference conference meet which wound up today at Delaware. The green Delaware oval was actually the first quarter-mile quarter-mile quarter-mile Tartan outdoor track in the East. Boston College unveiled a similar surface three years ago but the Eagles' course is 480 yards around and serves to anchor the football bleachers during the falL Yale's crack quarter-miler quarter-miler quarter-miler Chuck Hobbs, the former Tower Hill School standout who earned a mention ia Sports Illustrated for his efforts in the Penn Relays, will run, In Europe this summer. On a slow, wet track, Hobbs finished second behind teammate Mark Young earlier this week in the 440 of the Yale-Harvard Yale-Harvard Yale-Harvard meet in New Haven, Conn., to qualify for the June junket. Hobbs covered the course in :48 9, one-tenth one-tenth one-tenth of a second behind Young. The top two finishers in each event qualified qualified for the all-star all-star all-star squad which will compete in Uie Scottish Games in Edinburgh June 6 snd the bi-annual bi-annual bi-annual classic against the best from Oxford and Cambridge in London, June 16. The Yale-Harvard Yale-Harvard Yale-Harvard vs. Oxford-Cambridge Oxford-Cambridge Oxford-Cambridge clash is alternately held in America and England. Dunning Honored MOUNT Pleasant High's Mr. Basketball this year, Joe Dunning, has been named to the 1967 Coach and Athlete Magazine Prep All-America All-America All-America team. Dunning, who has announced his decision to enroll at North Carolina State on a scholarship in the fall, was one of 100 boys from 47 states and the District of Columbia to be so honored. Alaska, Hawaii and Rhode Island were not represented. California and Ohio topped all states with six selections apiece, Illinois and Indiana each had three representees and New York had only two. All-Staters All-Staters All-Staters Miles Johnson of Brandywine and Doug Hopper of William Penn received honorable mention.

Clipped from The News Journal13 May 1967, SatPage 28

The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware)13 May 1967, SatPage 28
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