Caption: Book - Overview of University of Illinois for Chicago Alumni (1926)
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DIRECTORY OF ILLINOIS MEN
IN CHICAGO AND VICINITY
ise or experience when they first reported. Some even never had put on a spiked shoe, the most striking example of this being ''Bud" Evans, '25, world's record holder in the 220-yards dash. H. M. Fitch, '2 3, who placed second in the world's record-smashing 440-meters run in the Olympic games, when a junior ran in an intramural meet where Coach Gill observed him and persuaded him to report for practice. Harry Gill not only has the knack of discerning latent talent, but of diagnosing the events for which athletes are best fitted. Thus, Captain Chick Werner of the 1926 team, one of the best high hurdlers in the country, aspired to be a high jumper as a sophomore and had never tackled hurdling. RECORD OF ILLINOIS TRACK TEAMS UNDER COACH GILL 1904-1925 Dual Meets, Indoor and Outdoor Illinois Illinois Won Lost Tied Chicago 26 9 1 Wisconsin .. 14 4 1 Notre Dame 17 0 0 Purdue 14 0 0 Iowa 7 0 0 Michigan 5 1 0 California 1 2 0 Indiana 2 0 0 Northwestern 2 0 0 Ohio 1 0 0 Missouri 1 0 0 Rice Institute 1 0 0 Texas 1 0 0 Western Conference place, 4; third place, 2; place, 1. Western Conference place, 5; third place, 1; 92 16 2 Outdoor Meet First place, 8; second fourth place, 4; fifth place, 3; sixth Indoor Meet: fourth place, First place, 7; second
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