Track and Field 1922

 Photograph ourtesy of the Dickinson College Archives

In this 1922 photograph, taken at the College's Biddle Field, Sam Templin places first in the broad jump during an inter-class track meet.  The meet consisted of all four classes competing against one another.  Templin led the sophomore class to victory by winning several of the events.  Sam Templin excelled at football and track and field at Dickinson till he graduated in 1924.

The track team of 1922 consisted of fifty members under Coach Craver, who was also a professor at the college.  The team defeated Gettysburg and Bucknell Colleges, tied Lehigh, came in fourth place at the Central Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Meet and placed eighth at the Penn Relays.

Templin participated in several events at these meets including the 120 and 220 yard hurdles, the shot put and broad jump.  He placed first in all of these, except the shot put, in the meets against Lehigh and Gettysburg.  He came in first in the last two events to defeat Bucknell, and was injured on the first turn of the race at the Penn Relays.

Michael Goldenberg

All information taken from 1922, 1923 and 1924 Dickinson College Microcosm and the Dickinsonian.