Rawson Daniel


BMar's Defender

To the Editor: Tuesday's article on SA ("SA rolls out 34 public computers," Feb. 1) operates more as slander against former SA Vice President of Alumni Affairs Brian Martin than anything else.

'Test of Progression' In Beantown Meets

Coming off an impressive performance at home in Leverone Fieldhouse last weekend, the Dartmouth track and field teams are back at it this weekend. The Big Green men's and women's teams will make the drive south to compete in Boston, with the squads splitting up to run at both the Boston University Classic and the Northeastern Invitational. Both the men's and women's teams will be looking to build some momentum after last weekend's home meet against Yale and Columbia, which saw the women win and the men finish second. The women won their side of the meet by 26 points over second-place Yale, while the Big Green men finished second to the Bulldogs by one point. This weekend will change things up a bit, however, by giving the Big Green competitors the opportunity to focus squarely on their individual performances rather than the final overall placement of the team, as is usually the case. The Big Green will compete with this mindset in the hopes of qualifying individually for the IC4A Championships, held in early March, and of improving on their individual standing for the Heps Championships, held at Cornell in late February. Since the team members will be compared against top performers on other teams, the better their own personal performance, the better their chances of qualifying for the IC4As and earning a high seeding in Heps. Dallas Alexander '02 is confident the team is ready. "Every day and every week of training makes us stronger," he said.

X-C Running in Regionals

This Saturday at Franklin Park in Boston, the Dartmouth cross country teams will attempt to qualify for the NCAA championships in a qualifier race.

Squad splits for weekend

It'll be double duty for cross-country this weekend. Friday and Saturday see not only the New England Championships for the Dartmouth men's and women's cross country teams, but also the pre-NCAA meet down South in Furman, S.C. Coaches Barry Harwick '77 (men's) and Ellen O'Neil '87 (women's) are faced with the prospect of splitting their squads since the geographical logistics make it impossible to compete in both meets. The decision is made easier because the Furman meet is more important.

Wanted: Vengeful Longhorns

"It's 10:28 p.m. Texas time and OU still sucks." That is what ousucks.com read last night on the night before the eve of Saturday's football game between The University of Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma University Sooners. Being lucky enough to call myself "a born-again Texan" (someone who saw the light and moved to Texas before it was too late), it has taken me only a short time to realize what every true Texan learns right after their mother gives birth to them " that OU sucks! Sure, last year OU beat Texas 63-14 in what was a very lopsided game in OU's favor.