TENNIS—CHUCK McKINLEY, behind through most of the five-set final, broke Whitney Reed's service in the 17th game of the last set, went on to win the National Indoor singles championship 4-6, 6-3, 4-6, 9-7, 10-8 in New York. In his semifinal match with Rod Laver, McKinley never dropped his service as he won 6-0, 6-4, 6-4.
TRACK & FIELD—Tom Sullivan, 19-year-old Villanova freshman, beat a strong international field to win the mile in 4:08.7 at the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER INDOOR GAMES. Frank Budd won his 14th straight dash event, ran the 50 yards in 5.3 to beat Brooks Johnson by two feet. Hayes Jones, unbeaten in 24 straight hurdle events, won the 50-yard high hurdles in 6.1. Jack Yerman came from behind to win the 600 in 1:12.1, and Cary Weisiger edged Ed Moran by an inch in the 1,000-yard run. The only meet record was set by Villanova's mile-relay team—Paul Drayton, Allan Jackman, Carl Wagner and Bob Raemore—who ran that distance in 3:19.8, cutting a half-second off the old mark. With John Uelses out sick, the pole-vault competition stopped at 15 feet and was won by Villanova sophomore Rolando Cruz.
Jim Beatty ran the mile in 3:58.9 at LOS ANGELES TIMES INDOOR GAMES (see page 14) to become the world's first indoor sub-four-minute miler. Peter Snell, in his first U.S. race, set a national indoor mark of 2:06 for the 1,000-yard run. New Zealand teammate Murray Halberg left the field far behind as he won the two-mile in 8:42.5. Steve Haas beat Rex Cawley and Ulis Williams in the 500 with a 56.8. Jack Yerman won the 600 with a 1:10.2, beating George Kerr by a step. Hayes Jones took the 60-yard high hurdles in 7.3. Herb Carper won the 60-yard dash in 6.2. Gary Gubner of NYU put the shot 63 feet 8 inches to beat Parry O'Brien and Dallas Long. Ron Morris cleared 15 feet 3� inches, took first place in the pole vault over George Davies and John Rose, who also cleared that height but were placed second and third respectively on the basis of more misses. University of Oregon won the two-mile relay in 7:33.1. Arizona State U. ran the mile relay in 3:21.3, beat Oregon State by a tick.