A track story paces miler Patch Jones, a star on the inders for West High, and also lifts itself to better-than-average through good characterizations of Patch, his musical family and his teammates. New in town, Patch has never been at a school with an organized track squad and hardly knows what it means to run in competition. But he is a natural runner and despite his unconventional ways it is a matter of time before he becomes number one miler. Opposition from displaced runners is strong and vicious and in having Patch face it, Mr. Frick presents a view of high school sports as they should be- done as much for love as for winning. Tops on technique too.