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No reference information was present on the
clipping, but the article was probably in the
Corvallis Gazette-Times in late May or June
of 1973 at the end of my freshman year.
Hill, Stone get awards

The OSU track team held their annual awards banquet Tuesday evening in the MU and Leonard Hill and Glen Stone came up with the only two awards.

Hill was named the most inspirational player, an award voted upon by team members. Hill is a steeplechaser and received the most valuable player award two years ago.

Runner up in the most inspirational balloting was Rick Goldner, also a steeplechaser.

Stone was named the most improved man on the squad. He cleared 6-10 as a freshman while his best high school mark was 6-3 1/4. Between the two heights he spent some time in the service.

Butch Schmidt was the runner up in that category. Schmidt has improved from 57-11 1/2 to 61-8 in the shot put this year.

The most improved award is based on a rational system that considers best marks and improvement in its calculation.

Comment:  The rational system referred to here is based on the system used in the Decathlon for comparing performance in different events.