George F. Neece
The first event of the programme was the one mile safety novice race, which was run in four heats and a final. The first heat was won by George Neece of the Acme Athletic Club in 3:08, W. E. Berry of the San Jose Road Club being second. F. S. Munn fell on the last lap, but was not hurt. Faulkner of the Alameda County Wheelmen won the second heat in 2:57, Suttick of the San Jose Road Club being second. The third heat was captured by Van Wyck of the Acmes in 2:57 3-5, Kenna of the Alameda County Wheelmen coming in second. T. M. Magill of the A. B. and A. C. won the fourth heat, his time being 3:02 1-5. He was chased home by H. Hutchinson of the Alameda County Wheelmen. In the final and decisive heat Magill was also victorious, making the mile in 2:53 1-5, with no daylight between his slight figure and the shadow of George Neece. Some folks called it a dead heat, but what the referee said goes.