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The 48th annual Millrose Games will be held in Madison Square Garden this Saturday night. Herewith a rundown of the events and competitors to watch.
THE CUP RACES
The Wanamaker Mile. The big race of the indoor season, the single most important event. Eleven laps (each lap: 160 yards). Santee is the man to watch, of course, but if the pace falters, Nielsen's great sprint could carry him in. Millrose record: 4:05.3, Gil Dodds, 1948. Indoor record: 4:03.8, Santee, last Saturday.
The Mel Sheppard 600. Withdrawal of Charley Jenkins after flu attack and weak showing of Mal Whitfield in Boston indicate a routine race. Meet record: 1:10.2, Hugh Short, 1943. Indoor record: 1:09.5, Whitfield, 1953.
The Millrose Two Mile. Second year of competition for new John Wanamaker trophy. Ashenfelter, Wilt, McKenzie all sub-9 minute two-milers, all have won this winter. Ash and Mac are drivers, Wilt has kick. Ashenfelter should win. Millrose record: 8:52.8, Greg Rice, 1942. Indoor record: 8:50.5, Ashenfelter, 1954.
The John G. Anderson 1-M. Relay. Series of intercollegiate races. Fastest winning time wins cup. Last (and fastest) relay of evening is often most exciting event of Games. Villanova (ailing Jenkins will run anchor) and Morgan State are best bets. Meet record: 3:18.4, Manhattan, 1952. Indoor: 3:14.4, Grand Street Boys, 1953.
THE OTHER EVENTS
880-yd. run. Superb field makes this a better race than more-famous 600. Watch Irish Ron Delaney against Maynard, Courtney, Boysen, DeMuynck.
60-yd. dash. Richard, Stanfield, Bragg head exceptional field of sprinters.
60-yd. hurdles. Harrison Dillard against world. Going for 9th straight meet win.