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CAROLINA JOURNAL APRIL 19, 1967 PAGE 7
Thinclads Place Against Lynchburg, Wingate
by JOHN LAFFERTY
The 49ers ran against Lynch-
burgh College in their sixth meet
of the season, April 12. The meet
featured the showdown between the
top 880 runners, and the top Mile
relay teams in the conference.
In the 880, the lead changed
seven times in the first 660 yards.
Larry McAfee then passed Lynch
burg’s Yudowitch, defending con
ference champion, and won by about
a yard, in 2:02.5, over one second
slower than his unofficial confer
The mile relay was much the
same. Charlotte took an early
lead on Harold Cohen’s first leg.
McClettie Fell behind, but later
regained some of the distance, be
fore handing off to McAfee, who
ran five yards behind his man,
Lafferty, anchor man for the team,
caught up, but wasn’t able to pass
Lynchburg’s final man. Lynchburg
won in 3:39.s, and Charlotte fin
ished in 3:40.
Another standout performance in
the meet came from Maurice Mc
Clettie who passed three men in
the last 150 yards to win the
440 yard dash in school record
time of :54,0.
Harold Cohen captured UNC-
C’s only first in the 330 yd. low
hurdles, in 45.9, and missed a
first in the highs only because he
lost his glasses, was unable to
see the final hurdle, and did a
forward roll over it, breaking it.
He was second in the event.
In the mile run, Mike Ridge
and John Lafferty finished 2nd and
3rd, in 4:53.1 and 4:55. Ridge was
also 2nd in the two mile run.
Ben Chavis took thirds in the
100 yd. dash, in :10.6, and in
the 220 in :24.0, both school re
In the field events, McClettie
placed third in the Broad jump.
Steve Bolt was second in the Shot,
Harold Cohen Blurs The Film With His Speed On The Hurdles.
throwing it 35’ 7”. He also took
a second in the Javelin, with 106’
4”, and a unique, unorthodixform.
Joe Biron learned how to triple
jump, and then took a second place,
with 37’ 8”. He was only six in
ches away from first, and had a
jump well over 38 feet, on which
The final score was Lynchburg
90, UNC-C 37.
“Lynchburg is one of the strong
est teams in the conference. Our
showing against them indicates we
will be a factor in the conference
meet on May 1. We were very
disappointed in some events, es
pecially the mile relay, but we
feel we can make up tor these
errors.’’ These are some of Coach
Steele’s comments following the
As 49ers Charge
There are only three meets be
fore the conference meet; Monday
at Davidson, Saturday, April 22 for
the Davidson relays, and the fol
lowing Thursday, at Davidson.
BY JOHN LAFFERTY
Cliff Lau Wields Wicked Foil
_ Whips 3 Of 5
I In State Meet
Kwan Pang “Cliff” Lau, the
mainstay of the fencing team, did
well in the N. C. A. F. L. fencing
meet on Saturday, April 8 on the
Nineteen people entered the foil
event of the fencing championship
in the State individual matches.
Cliff had to face five opponents,
and beat three of the five.
His first opponent beat him and
went on to win the individual title.
He also lost to his second foe, the
captain of the N. C. State fencing
The last three opponents were
not as fortunate, and succumbed
to Cliff’s blade in 5-2, 5-1, 5-0
Unlike the fiberglass foils used
by our team in practice, electric
monitored foils were used in the
tournament and are about twice
as heavy as the glass weapons.
Cliff is originally from Northern
China, but lived in Taiwan after
1949. He attended high school in
Hong Cong and there became in
terested in a fencing club which
was instructed by the Fencing
Champion of Hong Cong.
As he says, “Fencing helps build
self poise, rythymn, mental alter-
tness and speed.”
Cliff was part of the team which
surprised other colleges by
appearing in the championship and
placing. Hopefully, there is a bright
future for the fencing team.
The club received its charter on
April 12 of this year, and is now
in official competition represent
ing the school.
Wingate College carried a 53-9
advantage gained in the field events
to a 88-55 victory over UNC-C
Monday afternoon, April 10, even
though the 49ers took firsts in
six of the ten running events, and
outscored the host team 46 to
Ben Bassinger and Larry
McAfee were outstanding for Char
lotte. Bassinger competeted in
six events, placing in five, while
McAfee finished first in three
In the field events, a weak point
for the team, Maurice McClettie
placed third in the broad jump,
with 19’ 6”, Bassinger took second
in the high jump, at 5’ 6”, se
cond in the triple jump, with a
school record 34’ 9”, third in
the discus with a school record
toss of 102’ 9”, and third in the
javelin, with another school record
of 138’ 5”.
Charlotte began to. pick up in the
track events. Todd Brabson, Ben
Chavis, Maurice McClettie and
Terry Whitt took the 440 relay
in :48.2. Mike Ridge was second,
and John Lafferty third in the mile
run, Harold Cohen was first in
both the 120 high hurdles and the
440 yd. lows, with school records
in both. He finished the highs
in :17.0, and the lows in :63.0.
In the 440 yd. dash McClettie
took first in :55.3 and Lafferty
was second in :55.6. McClettie’s
time was a school record. Brab
son was third in the 100 yd. dash
in :11.1, and Larry McAfee easily
placed first in the 880. McAfee
also tied for first in the 220 yd.
cash, in 24.6.
Ridge was second in the two
mile run. The mile relay team
took an easy first, with a slow
According to Coach Steele, the
team gave away a lot of points,
and the field events hurt the show
ing, but overall it was a real team
Cliff Lau. His name, Lau Kwan Pang in his
native language, appears above.
“There is a great potential for
a first fencing club at this school.
I’m sure if these people practice
continuously, UNC-C will have a
standard fencing ream,” added
Dr. Slechta, club sponsor,
and Dr. Murphy have helped to
make the organization of the club iS
RECORD & DATE
100 yd dash
220 yd dash
440 yd dash
880 yd dash
2 mile run
120 high hurdles
330 inter, hurdles
440 inter, hurdles
19’ 11 l/2”(3/27/67)