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1920-1921 Men's Track Season
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Back Row: Morris Lifchitz, Harry Beck, Theodore Berman, Raymond Kelly. Front Row: Gerald Kronick, Theodore Kolderie, Morris Libman, Thomas Blakeslee.

1920-1921 Track Season (Indoor)

 

The 1920-1921 Track Season began with the indoor season.  Four meets were held-three dual meets and one multi-team meet in Saint Paul.

 

The first dual meet was against South on February 8.  North won, 44.3-41.6, by taking the last event, the half mile relay.  There was a tie for first in the 25 yard dash between Morris Lifchitz of North and Carmikal of South.  Theodore Kolderie won the 880 yard run.  Milton Ryberg won the 220 yard dash.  Thomas Blakeslee won the High Jump. Harry Beck won the Broad Jump. 

 

In the second dual meet against East, North won by a larger margin 55-40.  First place winners for North were, Kolderie in the 440 and 880, Ryberg in the 25 yard high hurdles, Raymond Kelly in the Pole Vault, Blakeslee in the high jump, beck in the broad jump and Abe Dryer in the shot put.

 

The third dual against Central was heart breaking, Central won 51-44.  North first place finishers were: Kolderie in the 440 and 880, Ryberg in the 50 yard high and low hurdles, and Theodore Berman in the shot put.

 

The final meet was the Saint Paul All City meet.  West won with 31 points followed by North, 13, East, 8, Saint Paul Central, 6, Central, 4 and Saint Thomas, 1.  Individual winners for North were Morris Lifchitz, 40 yard dash and Theodore Kolderie in the 880.

 

1920-1921 Track Season (Outdoor)

 

The 1920-1921 track season was one of disappointment.  Milton Ryberg, who had won many hurdle and dash events during the indoor season, was deemed ineligible due to academic difficulties.  Don Hamilton, another hurdler, injured his ankle during the first outdoor meet and was out for the season.  Theodore Kolderie, who established himself as the best 440 and 880 runner in the city during the indoor season, became burned out due to overwork and was ineffective during the season.

 

The lone bright spot for the Polars was Morris Libman, who took first in the discus in every meet except one.

 

The first meet of the season was a triangular meet with West and Central.  Kolderie won the 880 for North, the only first place of the event for the Polars.  West won the meet with 74 points, collowed by Central, 26 and North, 13.

 

The second date was a dual meet with Saint Paul Central.  Morris Lifchiz won both the 100 and 220 dashes.  Kolderie won the 440 and 880.  Gerald Kronick won the pole vault.  Morris Libman won the discus.  Raymond Kelly won the javelin.  North won the event  59-54.

 

North participated in a triangular meet with South and East.  Lifchiz won the 100 dash.  Donald Hamilton won the 120 high hurdles. Libman won the discus.  South won the event with 46 points followed by East with 34, then North with 33.

 

The Northwestern Meet at the University of Minnesota consisted of eight team from the Twin Cities.  The only person to with their event was Libman in the discus.  Team scores were as follows: West, 55, Central, 20, Saint Paul Central, 16.5, South, 15, East, 15, North, 14.5, Saint Thomas, 6 and Mechanic Arts, 1.

 

The Twin City Meet held at Carlton College held surprises for Polar fans.  The even had almost the same teams that participated in the Northwestern Meet.  Libman again won the discus and Theodore Berman won the javelin.  The team finished enough in the points to finish in third place, one point out of second place.  The team finishes were: West, 45, Saint Paul Central 21, North 20, East 20, Central 17, South 13, Mechanic Arts 7.

 

The final meet of the year was the conference meet.  Morris Lifchitz won the 100 dash.  Libman was the champion of the discus.  North also won the Freshman half mile relay, but it did not count toward team totals.  West was declared conference champion with 61.5 point.  North finished second with 25.5.  East was third with 24, followed by South, 20, and Central, 12.