In the Milwaukee Journal Games in Milwaukee, George Kerr of Jamaica defeated Ernie Cunliffe of Stanford in 2:08.1 for 1,000 yards to better the accepted world indoor record. Cunliffe, however, has a pending time of 2:07.9 run earlier this season. Hayes Jones equaled the world record for the 50-yard high hurdles in 05.9. Jim Grelle, former Oregon star, won the mile in 4:03.6, and Bruce Kidd, Toronto's 18-year-old high school sensation, took the two miles in 8:59.2.
WEIGHT LIFTING-In an international meet in Moscow, Tommy Kono, U.S. Olympic weight, lifter, won the light heavyweight event by lifting a total of 460 kilograms (1,014 pounds), also set a world light heavyweight record of 153 kilograms (337� pounds). Isaac Berger of New York won the featherweight division with a total lift of 362 kilograms (799 pounds). Three Russian lifters also broke world records: Sergei Lopatin set a new lightweight record with a three-lift total of 407.5 kilograms (896.5 pounds); Anatoly Zhgun jerked 161.5 kilograms (355.3 pounds) for new lightweight record; Aleksandr Kurynov, Olympic champion, broke his middleweight mark by snatching 135 kilograms (297 pounds) later broke his world record for three lifts with a total of 440 kilograms (968 pounds).
WRESTLING—LEHIGH won the Eastern Intercollegiate championship in Bethlehem, Pa., capturing the 157-, 167- and 177-pound classes. Pittsburgh was second, Penn State third. Thad Turner, Lehigh's 167-pound champion, won the most-valuable-wrestler award.
Oklahoma State won the Big Eight championship in Norman, Okla., 94 pounts to 84 for defending champion Oklahoma.
MILEPOSTS—RETIRED: TONY DESPIRITO, 25, jockey who set a national record when he rode 390 winners as a 16-year-old, from Thoroughbred racing because of injuries received during nine years of riding. "I just can't go on," said DeSpirito, "but I would like to remain in the game, either as an official, trainer or patrol judge."
DIED: PETER HAY, 76, famed Scottish golf professional and a fixture at California's Del Monte and Pebble Beach since 1915. At 6 feet 7 inches and 300 pounds, and with a voice like 76 trombones, Hay cut a majestic figure, was especially the favorite of galleries at the Crosby and State golf championships, with his stentorian commands in a brogue too thick to slice.
DIED: JOHN L. HACKER, 84, naval architect famed for his hydroplane designs, in Detroit. Hacker designed El Lagaralo, only hydro to win the Gold Cup three times, and Miss Pepsi, which won the President's Cup three times and the Gold Cup once. His An Revoir, built in 1924, created a sensation when it scooted over the water at 23 mph. Hacker was the first designer to put the prop on a racing hydro amidships (Mil Sweetie), which allowed amazing maneuverability. He designed thousands of boats, including Navy and Air Force rescue boats in World War II.