This is an article from the April 4, 1955 issue
Lonnie Spurrier,little-known former University of California track captain now running for SanFrancisco Olympic Club, sped half-mile in 1:47.5 at Berkeley, Calif., shatteredworld mark of 1:48.6 held jointly by Mai Whitfield and Gunnar Nielsen.
Ohio State's YoshiOyakawa, Al Wiggins and Ed Kawachika thrashed to 2:42.2 clocking in 300-yardmedley relay, established new U.S., intercollegiate, meet swimming standards inNCAA championships at Oxford, O.
Jack Wardrop,Michigan's fast-moving champion who set world record of 2:03.4 for 220-yardfreestyle Mar. 4 at Columbus, O., covered same distance in 2:04.2; Wiggins,flashy Buckeye sophomore, blasted to 1:26.5 win in 150-yard individual medley,both bettering meet records.
Willie Pastrano,up-and-coming young (19) New Orleans middleweight, waited for durable AlAndrews of Superior, Wis. to come to him, then outboxed, outpunched andoutmaneuvered lunging veteran to win 10-rounder at Chicago.
Bob Baker,third-ranked heavyweight, cautiously pursued Julio Mederos of Cuba for 10rounds, contented himself with unanimous decision in New York's Madison SquareGarden.
Maryland announcedit would abandon boxing after NCAA tournament March 31 at Pocatello, Ida.,joined Army and Penn State among schools dropping the sport.
Syracuse Nationalsand Ft. Wayne Pistons moved into final of National Basketball Associationchampionship play-offs. In semifinals, Syracuse, Eastern Division leader,whipped Boston Celtics 110-100, 116-110 in first two games, lost 100-97 inovertime, came back to eliminate third-place club 110-94 on fine shooting ofDolph Schayes. Ft. Wayne, top team in Western Division, had rough time withsecond-place Minneapolis Lakers, winning 96-79, 98-97 in extra period, thenlosing 99-97 in overtime before taking clincher 105-96.
Jersey City CYOcagers set tournament scoring record with 84-27 drubbing of Daytona Beach,Fla., went on to crush New Orleans 76-49 in final, won second straight NationalBiddy Tournament crown at Huntington, W. Va.
Montreal Canadiens,minus suspended Maurice (Rocket) Richard, alternated Goalies Jacques Plante andCharlie Hodge in nets, beat Boston Bruins 2-0, 3-1 at Montreal, dropped thirdgame 4-2 at Boston in Stanley Cup semifinals.
Detroit Red Wings,who took National Hockey League title with whirlwind finish, swept first threegames with third-place Toronto Maple Leafs 7-4, 2-1, 2-1, needed one more winto reach final.
TRACK AND FIELD
Harrison Dillard,veteran Cleveland speedster, skimmed over timbers in 0:07.1 in 60-yard highhurdles, tied own world indoor mark in Chicago Daily News Relays. MaiWhitfield, in first race since Pan-American defeat, took 600-yard dash in slow1:11; Horace Ashenfelter stormed from behind, beat Fred Wilt in 9:01.2two-mile; Don Laz soared 15 feet for first time this year, tied Bob Richards inpole vault; Vic Fritts of Philadelphia's Shanahan C.C. cleared 6 feet 7½inches, edged Notre Dame's Bernard Allard by half-inch in high jump.
Arnold Sowell,Pitt's Pan-American champion, breezed home in 1,000-yard run in 2:13 inCleveland's K of C games. Other noteworthy winners: Joe Gaffney of ShanahanC.C. copped 600-yard run in 1:12.9; Richards won pole vault at 15 feet; Frittswent 6 feet 8 inches to win high jump; Syracuse's crack two-mile relay team wonin 7:37.3 for new meet record.
NCAA announced long-awaited football TV plan, confirmed SI's report of Feb. 28that eight "Games-of-the-Week" on national hookup and five sets ofregional telecasts would be beamed to fireside fans next fall.
European stars dominated Harriman Cup competition at Sun Valley, Ida. MartinStrolz, Austrian ski-boot maker, zipped down fast two-mile Baldy Mountaincourse in 2:33.2, won downhill race for men. Madeline Berthod, Swiss farm girl,was timed in 2:12.2, took women's event, placed second to Austria's TheaHochleitner in slalom, captured combined title. Martin Julen of Switzerland,injured in downhill, defied doctor's orders, won men's slalom in total time of1:38.8. Combined men's crown went to Anderl Molterer of Austria, who was secondin slalom, third in downhill.
Margaret Varner of El Paso, Tex. took measure of Judy Devlin of Baltimore 9-12,11-5, 11-1, won All-England women's singles in London. Men's title went to WongPeng Soon, who beat favored Eddie Choong 15-7, 14-17, 15-10 in All-Malayanfinal.
Ohio State's Ford Konno powered to wins in 440-yard and 1,500-meter freestylewhile Hawaiian backstroker Yoshi Oyakawa topped field in 100- and 200-yardevents to lead Buckeyes to ninth title in NCAA meet at Oxford, O. Other OhioState individual winners: Al Wiggins in 150-yard individual medley; FletcherGliders in low board diving.
Eric Monti,36-year-old Los Angeles pro who spends most of his time teaching movie stars atHillcrest Country Club, withstood 30-mile wind, strong challenges bybetter-known golfers, finished with last-round 68 for 270 total, edged SanFrancisco's Bob Rosburg by two strokes, Sam Snead and Shelley May field (whoset course record with 64 in second round) by three in Miami Beach Open.
Mike Souchak,hard-hitting Durham, N.C. par-buster, fired 139 for 18 holes, beat outAustralia's Peter Thomson by single stroke for pro honors, chalked up identicalbest-ball scores of 125 in pairings with amateurs Ray W. Heffernan ofWorcester, Mass. and Alfred G. Kay of Chester, N.J., scored three-way victoryin Seminole Pro-Amateur at Palm Beach, Fla.
Oklahoma A&M's Myron Roderick and Fred Davis won 130-pound and 167-poundtitles respectively as Aggies piled up 40 points, retained NCAA championship atIthaca, N.Y. Lehigh's Ed Eichelberger scored four pins in five matches, copped147-pound honors, was voted outstanding wrestler award.
Jimmy Jacobs, 24-year-old Los Angeles business-machine salesman, won tightfirst game 21-20, called on devastating kill shot to take second 21-7, upsetweary defending champion Vic Hershkowitz and captured national four-wallhandball championship at Los Angeles.
Columbia outclassed large field, scored 62 points, edged Cornell by five, Navyby seven, took team championship in NCAA tournament at East Lansing, Mich.Lions' agile Barry Pariser beat Walter Farber of Penn in fence-off, wonindividual saber title; Herman Velasco of Illinois was tops in foil; DonaldTadrawski of Notre Dame led in epee.
Illinois' graceful gymnasts failed to win single first place but scored 82½points, dethroned Penn State in NCAA meet at Los Angeles. Karl Schwenzfeier ofPenn State won all-round title.
HONORED—Carl (Bobo)Olson, hard-working middleweight boxing titlist; named San Francisco'soutstanding sportsman of 1954 by local Junior Chamber of Commerce.
HONORED—Charles(Chick) Evans, longtime golfing star, national open and amateur champion in1916; given Senior Golfer of the Year award for "sportsmanship, generousfriendship, integrity and advancing interest of golf," by American SeniorGolfers Association, at St. Augustine, Fla.
OTHER RESULTS FORTHE RECORD
Jim Paschal, HighPoint, N.C., NASCAR 100-m. Grand Natl. Circuit race, in 1:12.54 (track record),in Oldsmobile. Hillsboro, N.C.
Ernest Derr, Des Moines, 100-m. stock car race, in 1954 Oldsmobile, Atlanta,Ga.
Cal Niday, Pacoima, Calif., AAA 100-lap midget championship race, in 26:47.20,Gardena, Calif.
Phillips Oilers, Bartlesville, Okla., over Luckett-Nix, Boulder, Col., 66-64,Natl. AAU title, Denver.
(All-Armyworld-wide championships, Ft. Monmouth, N.J.)
Sixth Army, team championship, with 2,842 pins.
Dick Hoover, Sixth Army, individual title, with 1,801 pins in 9 games.
Bob Satterfield,10-round decision over Marty Marshall, heavyweights, Miami Beach.
Joe Rowan, 10-round decision over Wayne Bethea, heavyweights, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Heinz Neuhaus, 10-round decision over Hein Ten Hoff, heavyweights, Dortmund,Germany.
Maurice Harper, 10-round decision over Livio Minelli, middleweights, SanFrancisco.
Gene Fullmer, 10-round decision over Govan Small, middleweights, Salt LakeCity.
George Johnson, 10-round decision over Garth Panter, middleweights,Philadelphia.
Tiger Al Williams, 10-round decision over Milo Savage, middleweights,Seattle.
Jackie Labua, 10-round decision over Rafael Merentino, middleweights, NewYork.
Willie Pep, 10-round decision over Charlie Titone, featherweights, Holyoke,Mass.
William L. Van Alen and F. Hastings Griffin Philadelphia, over William E.Lingelbach and Northrup Knox, 6-1, 6-5, 6-4, U.S. amateur doubles title,Boston.
Boughten Damsel Of Little Andely's (greyhound), best-in-show, Kennel Club ofNorthern N.J., Teaneck, N.J.
Agrippa Ben(pointer), open all-age stake, North Jersey Field Trial Club, Clinton, N.J.
Hal's Spi-Wise Zeke (Labrador male), open all-age stake, Rogue Valley RetrieverClub trials, Medford, Ore.
Edward Randall, Rochester, N.Y., over Judd Brumley, 1 up, American Srs. GolfAssn. championship, St. Augustine. Fla.
St. Dominic's, Lewiston, Me., over Berlin, N.H., 3-2, Natl. Jr. Amateur HockeyAssn. title, Lewiston, Me.
QUEEN HOPEFUL:$18,150 Suwannee River Handicap, 1[1/16] m., by a head, in 1:43 3/5, GulfstreamPk., Hallandale, Fla. Johnny Adams up.
HELIOSCOPE: $15,000 Southern Maryland Handicap, 7 t., by 3 lengths, in 1:22 3/5(track record), Bowie, Md. Sammy Boulmetis up.
NYAC, over New Jersey, 12-10, Eastern 12-goal tournament game, New York.
Joe Leonard, San Jose, Calif., 16-lap race for experts, Vallejo. Calif.
Brooks Dodge,Pinkham Notch, N.H., Eastern downhill men's title, in 1:55.8 (new record),Pinkham Notch.
Leona Reny, Eastern Slopes, S.C., Eastern downhill women's title, in 2:13 (newrecord), Pinkham Notch.
Philadelphia Uhriks, over N.Y. Americans, 2-1, to clinch American Soccer Leaguechampionship, New York.
Brenda Borton, Indianapolis, Natl. AAU jr. women's 250-yd. breaststroke title,in 3:49.7. Chicago.
(Good Neighbortournament, Miami Beach)
Tony Trabert,Cincinnati, over Vic Seixas, 6-4, 8-6, 6-1, men's singles.
Doris Hart, Coral Gables, Fla., over Mrs. Dorothy Head Knode, 6-4, 6-1, women'ssingles.
Trabert and Seixas, over Art Larsen and Ull Schmidt, 6-1, 6-3, men'sdoubles.
Seixas and Miss Hart, over Mrs. Barbara Davidson and Enrique Morea, 6-1, 13-11,mixed doubles.
(Natl. women'sindoor championships. Chestnut Hill, Mass.)
Kay Hubbell,Conway, N.H., over Mildred Thornton, 8-6, 9-7, singles title.
Miss Hubbell and Ruth Jeffrey, over Mrs. Millicent Lang and Mrs. LouiseGanzenmuller, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, doubles title.
Bantamweight—S. J. Enrique. Venezuela.
Featherweight—O. C. Inffran. Argentina.
Lightweight—A. P. Silva, Argentina.
Light-welterweight—C. R Fernandez, Argentina.
Welterweight—J. Dorando, U.S.
Light-middleweight—P. Wright, U.S.
Middleweight—O. Pitts, U.S.
Light-heavyweight—L. Ignacio, Brazil.
Heavyweight—P. M. Ochoa. Argentina.
175-kilo.—R.Hoyos, Colombia Time: 4:33.1.
4,000-m., 4-man pursuit—Argentina. Time: 4:43.2.*
Kilo, scratch race—J. Batis. Argentina.
Dressage—Capt. H.Clavel, Chile.
Cavalry & Hunter—W. Staley Jr., U.S.
Steeplechase—Lt. C. de la Serna, Argentina.
Prize of Nations—Mexico.
Saberindividual—A. H. Oliva, Mexico (8-2).
Epee individual—R. Martinez, Argentina (8-0).
All-round—J.Beckner, U.S., 113.40 points.
Free-hand exercises—J. Beckner, U.S., 18.8 points.
Parallel bars—J. Beckner, U.S., 19.3 points.
Rings—R. Beckner, U.S. 19.05 points.
Horizontal bar—A Grossfeld. U.S., 19.6 points.
Side Horse—J. Beckner, U.S., 19.45 points.
Indian club—F J. Alvarez Jr., Mexico, 9.7 points.
Rope climb—D. Perry, U.S. Time: 0:02.9.
Tumbling—W. Roy, U.S., 9.6 points.
Trampoline—D. Harper, U.S., 9.9 points.
Long horse—J. Kotys, U.S., 19.45 points.
.22-cal. rifle—A. Jackson, U.S.
.22-cal. rifle, 3 pos.—P. Armella, Argentina.
Rapid fire at silhouettes—C. Valiente, Argentina.
25-m. pistol—Sgt. H. Benner, U.S.
50-m. pistol—Sgt. H. Benner, U.S.
300-m., 3 pos.—P. Armella, Argentina; Team—U.S.
Mil. rifle, 300-m—R. Hagen, Argentina; Team—Chile.
100-m.freestyle—C. Scholes U.S. Time: 57.7.*
400-m. freestyle—J. McLane, U.S Time: 4:51.3.*
1,500-m. freestyle—J. McLane, U.S. Time: 20:04.
100-m. backstroke—F McKinney Jr., U.S. Time: 1:07.1*
200-m. butterfly—E. Rios, Mexico, Time: 2:39.8.
200-m. breaststroke—H. Dominguez, Argentina. Time: 2:46.9.
800-m. relay—U.S. Time: 9:00.*
400-m. medley relay—U.S. Time: 4:29.1.*
3-m. dive—J. Capilla, Mexico.
10-m. platform dive—J. Capilla, Mexico.
100-m.freestyle—H. Stewart, Canada, Time: 1:07.7.
200-m. freestyle—W. L. Werner, U.S. Time: 2:32.5.
400-m. freestyle—B. Whittall, Canada. Time: 5:32.4.
100-m. butterfly—B. Whittall, Canada. Time: 1:16.2.*
200-m. breaststroke—M. L. Elsenius, U.S. Time: 3:08.4.
100-m. backstroke—L. Fisher, Canada. Time: 1:16.7.*
400-m. relay—U.S. Time 4:31.8.*
400-m. medley relay—U.S. Time: 5:11.6.*
3-m. dive—P. McCormick, U.S.
10-m. platform dive—P. McCormick, U.S.
Individual—B.Gundling, U.S., 94.57 points.
Pairs—E. Richard and C. Todoroff, U.S., 91.85 points.
Team—U.S. (Athens Club of Oakland), 93.93 points.
Women's singles—R. M. Reyes. Mexico.
Baseball—DominicanRepublic (won 6, lost 2).
Basketball (men's)—U.S. (won 4, lost 1).
Basketball (women's)—U.S. (won 8, lost 0).
Soccer—Argentina (won 5, lost 0, tied 1).
Volleyball (men's)—U.S. (won 6, lost 0).
Volleyball (women's)—Mexico (won 6, lost 0).
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RESULTS OF GRAPEFRUIT-CIRCUIT GAMES