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A Roundup of the Week Sept. 21-27
Compiled by Amy Lennard
October 05, 1987
BOATING—JIM KROPFELD, 46, of Cincinnati earned 825 points in the Las Vegas Silver Cup event on Lake Mead to win his second consecutive national unlimited hydroplane racing championship.
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October 05, 1987

A Roundup Of The Week Sept. 21-27

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MOTOR SPORTS—NIGEL MANSELL of England drove a Williams- Honda to victory in the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez de la Frontera, averaging 103.675 mph on the 2.621-mile course to defeat Alain Prost of France, in a McLaren-TAG- Porsche, by 22.225 seconds. The win was Mansell's fifth of the season.

Darrell Waltrip, in a Chevrolet, won the Goody's 500 in Martinsville, Va., by one second over Dale Earnhardt, also in a Chevrolet. Waltrip, who won $43,830, averaged 76.410 mph on the .526-mile Martinsville Speedway.

TENNIS—In Grand Prix tournaments, MARTIN JAITE of Argentina upset top-seeded Mats Wilander of Sweden 7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 0-6, 6-4 in Barcelona to win $39,440, and in Los Angeles, DAVID PATE of the U.S. upset Stefan Edberg of Sweden 6-4, 6-4 to win $50,000.

Top-seeded STEFFI GRAF of West Germany beat countrywoman Isabel Cueto 6-2, 6-2 to win a Virginia Slims event in Hamburg and earn $30,000.

TRACK & FIELD—PETER ELLIOTT, 24, of Britain won the men's division of the Fifth Avenue Mile in New York City in 3:53.52, and countrywoman KIRSTY WADE, 25, won the women's division in 4:22.70.

TRIATHLON—MIKE PIGG, 23, of Arcata, Calif., won $11,000 and the U.S. Triathlon Series championship on Hilton Head Island, S.C., in 1:50:05, and KIRSTEN HANSSEN, 26, won $11,000 and her second straight women's title, in 2:00:35 (page 62).

MILEPOSTS—HONORED: By the Women's Sports Foundation as the Professional Sportswoman of the Year, SUSAN BUTCHER, 32, who won Alaska's Iditarod Sled Dog Race for the second consecutive year, breaking her own world record by completing the 1,159-mile race in 11 days 2 hours 5 minutes 13 seconds; and as the Amateur Sportswoman of the Year, JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE, 25, who equaled the women's world long-jump record of 24'5�" at the Pan American Games and won gold medals in the heptathlon and long jump at the World Track and Field Championships.

NAMED: As coach of the University of Pennsylvania track and field team, MICHAEL CHARLIE POWELL, 33, currently a Penn assistant. He replaces Irv (Moon) Mondschein, who resigned to help coach the 1988 U.S. Olympic team.

RELEASED: Nosetackle CHARLES MARTIN, 28, by the Green Bay Packers, following his alleged involvement in a fight at a Green Bay nightclub. Martin was suspended for two games last season for body-slamming the Chicago Bears' Jim McMahon after the quarterback had released a pass.

By the California Angels, third baseman DOUG DeCINCES, 37, a 13-year veteran with a .259 career batting average.

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