Here and There at Tufts

Doane, Lewis




Track first appeared at Tufts in 1874, the first Field Day being held on November 4 of that year; a Field Day which is said to resemble a modern Sunday-school picnic contest. As all other athletic pursuits, track led at first a half alive existence, with no definite annual organization; now it holds its place in the athletic interest.

The first track event of the year is the interclass contest between the two lower classes. Cross country runs are held until Thanksgiving. After Christmas candidates are called out for the 'Varsity. Outdoor training begins in April and lasts until after the N. E. I. A. A. meet. In the winter an indoor class meet is held in the Gymnasium, and in the spring an outdoor class meet is held on the Oval.

The more than usually successful season of 1906 may be attributed to the interest felt. More men came out than formerly, with the result, that our old rival Bowdoin was beaten in the annual relay race at the B. A. A. meet, that Tufts won a four-cornered meet at Hartford against Trinity, Holy Cross, and Wesleyan, and that Vermont was beaten at Burlington in the only outdoor intercollegiate meet of the year.

  • Here and There at Tufts, was published by the class of 1909 as an early form of a yearbook. The text includes photographs and histories of academic buildings, dormitories, former deans and presidents, classrooms, fraternities, athletic teams, and student organizations.
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