The Fourth Olympiad London 1908 - page 14

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Heat
14.-J. C. Carpenter, United States, 1; Dr.
0.
P. Trieloff, Germany, 2;
K.
A. Ringstrand, Sweden, 3; H. J. \V. "\Val, Holland, 4. \ on by
10
yards.
Time, 49} sec.
Heat
15.-W. Halswelle, Great Britain, 1 ; F.
1.
de Selding, nite<l States, 2;
B. Evers, Holland, 3. De Selding made all the running until the straight,
then Halswelle made his effort, and won by
10
yards. Time, 49~ sec., the
faste t tim in the First Round, and within one-fifth of a second of the Olympic
record.
Heat
16.-G. \V. Young, United Kingdom,
I ; ] .
Iloogveld, Holland,
2.
Won easily. Time, 52~ sec.
SECOND ROUND.
N.B.-In this round a tape was stretched
2t
yards further on than the finish,
in order that time might be taken both for the 400 Metres and for the Quarter–
mile.
Heat
1.-J. C. Carpenter, nited tates,
r ;
C. C. Davies, United Kingdom, 2;
~
. A. Merriam, United States, 3 ; G. \V. Young, United Kingdom, 4 At 300
yards Davies began to cut down Carpenter's lead. He caught 11erriam ju 't
before the straight, but arpent r, lo·wing fast in the last thirty yards, won
by three yards. Time, 49:; sec. Time for quarter-mile, 49.~ sec.
Heat
2.-\V. Halswelle, United Kingdom,
1 ;
E. H. iontague, nitecl
Kingdom,
2;
G.
icol, United Kingdom, 3; W. C. Prout, United States, 4.
Contrary to his usual custom, Halswelle went to the front at once, an<l was right
away at the half distance.
ontinuing to stride out grandly, he roundeu. the
last bend in perfect style, ancl won by 12 yards. Time, 48~ sec., beating the
Olympic record of 49} sec., set up by H. Hillman, at St. Louis, in 1904, by
t
sec.
Time for the quarter-mile, 48J sec., which is a fraction worse than H. C.
L.
Tindall's British amateur record of 48} sec., made at Stamford Bridge on
June 29, 18 9.
Heat
3.-
J.
B. Taylor, United States,
1 ;
H. P. Ramey, United States, 2 ;
E. H. Ryle, United Kingdom, 3 ; G. W. Ialfait, France, 4. The Frenchman
went away with the lead, and not until 300 yards had been covered did Taylor's
longer stride take him to the front. Meanwhile, Ryle was coming up fast, but
could never catch the American pair. Taylor won by 5 yards. Time, 49~ sec. ;
quarter-mile, 50} sec.
Heat
4.-W. C. Robbins, nited States, r ;
L.
ebert, Canada, 2; J.C. tlee,
nited States, 3. Sebert was slower into his running than the Americans, and at
half way he appeared right out of it. Then his stride lengthened appreciably,
and, as a result, he speedily passed Atlee. But Robbins could not be caught,
an(l won by 3 yards. Time, 49 sec. ; quarter-mile, 49J sec.
THE FI AL.
The first attempt to decide the Final resulted
111
"No race" being
announced by the Judges.
In
this country strings are not usually employed for this distance.
The A.A.A. Rule printed in the programme of the day, referring to
obstruction during a race, is as follows :--.-
"
Any
conipetitor wilfully jost!ing or rzttming acros or obs!ructz"ng another
competitor so as to impede his progress shall fotfeit ltis right to be in t!te
competition and shall not be awarded
a11y
position or prize tlzat he would
otherwise lzave been entitled to."
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