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1926-1927 Men's Track Season
Captain Clarence Tromanhauser

The 1927-1928 outdoor track season was one of great surprise.  In the past, the team would have one or two good runners with enough other participants to fill out the team.  The teams would not place very high however.  This year, The Polar trackmen became a team that would have to be reckoned with. 


The Hamline Relays was the first meet of the season. Two relay teams placed second and one placed third.  Clarence Munn (javelin, and Clarence Tromanhauser,

Discus man Jerry Anderson
pole vault, also earned points for the Polars.  The team finished in third place.


The second meet of the year was at Carleton.  This time the Polars improved on their finish, ending up in second place.  The relay team of Munn, Tromanhauser, Henry Langer and David Weiss finished first and beat a highly regarded team from Central.


The State meet was then held at the University of Minnesota. 

Hurdler Sidney Rosen
Munn was the star of the Poalr team.  He set a new shot put record, breaking the old record by five feet!  He also placed in the discus, javelin and 100 yard dash.  Tromanhauser tied for first place in the pole vault. Al Chapman earned points in the shop put.  The relay team finished in second place, losing to Central by inches.  As a team, the Polars finished in third place.


The Conference meet was the final event of the season.  The Polars finished in third place, behind Central and Edison. 

Half Mile Relay Team: Henry Langer, David Weiss, Gordon Miller, Clarence Munn.
The difference between first and third was only five points!  Edison eked out second place from the Polars by one point.  The relay team earned a bit of revenge on Central by defeating them by 10 yards! 


Munn was the star of the season.  He set a new school shot put record in every meet he participated in.  He shattered the javelin record by 12 feet.