1921: To Hold Track Meet by Wire

(By the Associated Press.)

Middletown, Conn., April 8.–A novel plan for holding a dual track meet by telegraph has been agreed to by the authorities governing athletics at Wesleyan university and Amherst college, it was announced here today.

The meet will be held during the latter part of this month or early in June, so as not to interfere with examinations. A pre-arranged program of track and field events will be run off simultaneously at Amherst and Wesleyan at the time agreed upon. Bulletin boards will be erected on the respective fields, and the results by telegraph will be announced. Of course there is the possibility of differences in weather and track conditions but the promoters hope the innovation may help to broaden interest and participation in athletics.

From The Huntington Press (Huntington, Ind.), Saturday, April 9, 1921.

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