A roundup of the sports information of the week

May 07, 1962
May 07, 1962

Table of Contents
May 7, 1962

Point Of Fact
Billy Joe
No. 1
Derby Preview
Sporting Look
Erie Cruise
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A roundup of the sports information of the week

BOWLING—DOT WILKINSON of Phoenix, an All-America softball catcher, won the Woman's International Bowling Congress' Queens Tournament in Phoenix. A surprise winner by only one pin in the semifinal match against highly rated Marion Ladewig of Grand Rapids, she then beat Mrs. Ladewig again in the finals and won the match by a splinter, 799-795.

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DOG SHOW—CH. ELFINBROOK SIMON, the West Highland white terrier that won best-in-show at New York's Westminster, carried off the same prize at the Toledo Kennel Club show. The 4-year-old, owned by Barbara Worcester of Little Falls, N.J. and handled by George Ward, was selected from among 820 entries.

GOLF—ARNOLD PALMER birdied three of the last four holes of the $30.000 Texas Open in San Antonio, putting on one of his come-from-behind performances to win for the third straight year. Trailing leader Joe Campbell by two strokes at the start of the final round, Palmer finished with a four-under-par 67 for a total of 273. Mason Rudolph, Doug Sanders, Gene Littler and Campbell tied for second place, one stroke behind Palmer.

Billy Joe Patton, 40-year-old Morganton, N.C. lumberman, used a shortened backswing to keep out of trouble off the tees as he won the North and South Amateur at Pinehurst, N.C. beating Hobart Manley of Savannah, 7 and 6 in the 36-hole final (see page 20).

HARNESS RACING—HENRY T. ADIOS ($4.80), last year's 3-year-old pacing champion and first choice to win the 574,805 Realization Pace at Roosevelt Raceway, was no disappointment. Under a flawless drive by Stanley Dancer he covered the mile and a sixteenth in 2:08 1/5, catching leader Mighty Tide at the mile mark to win by a length.

HORSE RACING—RIDAN ($3.80), in an impressive tune-up for the Kentucky Derby (see page 16), easily outran eight other 3-year-olds to win the $33,200 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, Ky., coming in four lengths ahead of Decidedly and more than six in front of Roman Line. Ridden by Manuel Ycaza, Ridan covered the mile and an eighth in 1:47 3/5, only 1/5 of a second off Round Table's track record.

Sir Gaylord ($2.40), running his first race after a two-month layoff caused by an ankle injury, beat five other eligibles in another of the pre-Derby races, the $5,000 Stepping Stone at Churchill Downs. It was Sir Gaylord's fourth win in as many starts this season. Ridden by Ismael Valenzuela, Christopher T. Chenery's colt came from behind in the stretch to finish 1¾ lengths ahead of Sir Ribot. He covered the seven furlongs in a commendable 1:22 2/5 to become the Derby favorite.

Cicada ($2.60) later made it a perfect day for the Chenery stable, winning at the same distance on the same track in even faster time than stablemate Sir Gaylord. The 3-year-old filly, with Willie Shoemaker up, outdistanced a field of 11 others in the $16,800 Oaks Prep to win in 1:22 1/5, four lengths ahead of Dinner Partner.

Ambiopoise ($33.70) surprised the favorites at Aqueduct, winning the $85,800 Grey Lag Handicap by 2½ lengths over Carry Back. Breaking well under Jockey Bobby Ussery, Ambiopoise caught front-running Globemaster early, ran nearly head-to-head with him while being kept away from the rail and took the lead at the furlong pole. Carry Back, ridden by Manuel Ycaza, made his usual late run but was not quite strong enough to overtake the winner.

Vimy Ridge ($3.40) lowered the American turf course record for one mile while winning the first running of the $28,325 Senatorial Stakes at Laurel. Frank E. Power's 3-year-old, a candidate for the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, clipped 3/5 of a second from the old mark of 1:35 1/5 held by Inseparable and Dogoon.

Mountain Dew, in fourth place through most of the rough four miles of the Maryland Hunt Cup race near Glyndon, Md., started a stretch drive after clearing the last of 22 fences and caught leader Basic at the finish to win by a head. Janon Fisher III rode the 7-year-old to his second straight Maryland steeplechase victory.

LACROSSE—JOHNS HOPKINS stayed unbeaten but had a tough time against Army in Baltimore, finally winning, 9-7. The game was tied five times before Jerry Schmidt broke through to score the crucial goal in the last minute, earning Hopkins its seventh win of the season.

Navy, the only other undefeated major team, used three hard-charging midfield units against Maryland at College Park to run the Terps into a state of near collapse and beat them 22-12, one of the worst defeats in Maryland's lacrosse history.

MOTOR SPORTS—MAURICE TRINTIGNANT of France won his third victory in the Pau, France Grand Prix, racing his Lotus along the 171-mile course through the streets of the Pyrenean town at an average speed of 64.5 mph. Ricardo Rodriguez of Mexico came in less than 35 seconds behind him in the latest Ferrari model.

ROWING—PENNSYLVANIA'S varsity heavyweight crew kept up a high beat of 34 to 36 strokes all the way along the two-mile Harlem River course against Columbia and Princeton to win its first race of the season and its fifth successive Childs Cup. Columbia, a surprising second, finished ahead of the Tigers for the first time in 16 years.

Harvard heavyweights, nearly swamped by strong winds that forced the Charles River course to be cut to a mile and caused cancellation of five races, beat Boston University by a length and a quarter with Rutgers a few feet back in third place.

SOCCER—IPSWICH TOWN, a 500-to-l shot, became the first team in 73 years to win the English championship in its first season of play in the major league by defeating Aston Villa 2-0 in London.

TENNIS—MANUEL SANTANA, Spain's No. I player, upset Australian ace Roy Emerson 5-7, 6-4, 9-7, 6-8, 6-4 in Madrid, while in Naples blonde Donna Floyd of Arlington, Va., ranked No. 10 in the U.S., beat Judy Tegart of Australia 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. The British women's hard-court championship at Bournemouth was won by South African Renee Schuurman, who beat Wimbledon title-holder Angela Mortimer in a two-hour match, 5—7, 6-2, 6—4. Australian Rod Laver easily took the men's hard-court title, winning 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 over New Zealand's Ian Crookenden.

TRACK & FIELD—MT. SAN ANTONIO RELAYS: Marine Lieut. Dave Tork smashed the world pole-vault record with a leap of 16 feet 2 inches on his second try at Walnut, Calif. Like John Uelses, who set the previous mark of 16 feet ¾ inches in March at Santa Barbara, Tork used a fiber-glass pole. Jim Grelle, the former Oregon star now running for the Los Angeles Track Club, became the fourth American to do the mile under four minutes, as he heeded the shouts of the crowd with a strong last lap to hit the tape in 3:59.9. Jay Silvester, holder of the world record, and Al Oerter put on a discus spectacular by exceeding the 190-foot mark nine times before Oerter eventually won with a throw of 198 feet 6 inches. Ulis Williams of Arizona State ran the 440 in a creditable 46 and later helped his relay team to a 3:07.5. mile.

DRAKE RELAYS: Florida A&M broke Texas Southern's string of 36 straight relay victories, setting a meet record of 40.8 in a 440-yard heat while en route to winning that event. Florida A&M also beat Texas Southern in the 880-yard relay. Dash man Bob Hayes anchored both relays and also took the individual 100, although his time was an unexceptional 9.5. The Texans won four other relays, setting three meet records: the distance medley in 10:01.2 (meet record); the sprint medley in 3:21.2 (meet record); the mile relay in 3:13.9 (meet record 3:11.4 in a heat); and the two-mile in 7:35.5.

PENN RELAYS: New York University, Villanova and Michigan were all double winners at Philadelphia—where about 5,000 schoolboys and collegians joined in the country's biggest meet (see page 22)—but NYU 's wins in the mile and sprint medley were undoubtedly the sweetest victories of all, since the Violets hadn't won a race there in seven years. Injury-slowed Villanova, winner of the mile relay for the last seven years, couldn't field a team and concentrated, instead, on the sprints and the distance medley. Frank Budd anchored a win in the 880 but was not enough help in the 440, which went to Abilene Christian. Pat Traynor, who had run and lost in the four-mile relay race earlier in the two-day meet, ran another mile in the distance medley to help the Villanovans win. He also ran in the 880 and lowered the meet 3,000-meter steeplechase record to 9:11.1. Michigan, ably led by senior Ergas Leps, kept the four-mile title with a time of 17:12.5 and won the two-mile race as Leps outsprinted Fordham's Frank Tomeo.

MILEPOSTS—RETIRED: Jack Adams, 66, general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, eased out none too gently by Owner Bruce Norris after the Red Wings failed to make the Stanley Cup playoffs for only the second time in 24 seasons. In his 35 years with the Wings the team won seven Stanley Cup championships and 12 NHL titles. Red Wing Coach Sid Abel will succeed Adams, while also retaining his coaching post.