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February 26, 1962
BASKETBALL—NBA: Boston pulled 6� games ahead of Philadelphia in the East. Syracuse was encouraged by Dolph Schayes's 30 points against Chicago, his best since breaking a cheekbone on Dec. 24. New York was last.
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February 26, 1962

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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TENNIS—MANUEL SANTANA of Spain upset Australian and Wimbledon Champion Rod Laver, 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 7-5, to win an international tourney, in Mexico City, Mexico.

TRACK & FIELD—GARY GUBNER, 255-pound NYU sophomore, put the shot 64 feet 11� inches to break his still-pending U.S. indoor record set two weeks earlier, at the New York AC meet, in New York. Jim Beatty set a meet record of 4:00.9 in the mile. Tom O'Hara. 19-year-old Loyola sophomore, matched strides with Beatty most of the way. finished in 4:02.3. Toronto's Bruce Kidd beat Hungarian expatriates Sandor Iharos and Laszlo Tabori in the two-mile in 8:54.2. Ed Moran won a bumping battle and the 880 in 1:52.4. Bill Crothers. another University of Toronto runner, won the 500 in 56.8, later ran anchor on Canada's two-mile relay team. He made up a 10-yard lead held by Ireland's Ron Delany, brought Canada an upset victory in 7:37.0. Frank Budd tied the meet record of 6.1 for the 60-yard dash; Hayes Jones added to track's largest winning streak, took the 60-yard high hurdles in 7.3 for his 26th straight. John Thomas won the high jump at 6 foot 8 over Bob Avant on the basis of fewer misses. Rolando Cruz and Henry Wadsworth both vaulted 15 feet 4 inches, with Cruz placing first, also because of fewer misses.

Robert Hayes, Florida A&M sophomore, equaled Frank Budd's 9.2 for the 100, accepted only a week before as a world's record, in the Florida Athletic Club invitation meet in Miami.

Hayes Jones ran the 70-yard high hurdles in 8 seconds to break the national indoor record he shared with Lee Calhoun, at the Mason-Dixon indoor meet, in Louisville. Dave Styron and Roosevelt Smith tied the national indoor record of 7 seconds for the 70-yard dash. Styron again equaled the record in the finals of the race and beat Scott Tyler by a stride. John Bork ran the 880 in 1:51.8, beating George Kerr. Jim Grelle won the mile in 4:03.5; Jerry Ashmore the two-mile in 9:03. John Uelses, after a three-meet absence since pole-vaulting 16 feet � inch, failed to clear 14 feet (seepage 10). Ralph Boston broad-jumped 25 feet two inches, far off his record but almost two feet better than Phil Mulkey.

National Women's AAU Indoor Championships in Louisville were the setting for four record-breaking races. Leah Bennett ran the 880 in 2:17.5 to lead the first three finishers in breaking the U.S. indoor record. High school senior Suzanne Knott ran the 440 in 58.2 to cut 3.1 seconds from the record. Jo Ann Terry of Tennessee A&I edged Cherrie Parish in the 70-yard low hurdles and set a national record of 9.2. A&I's relay team won the 440 in a record 48.6.

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