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June 04, 1962
BOATING—RABBIT, one of the smallest sloops in the Storm Trysail race, popped out of the hat to surprise a 121-boat fleet and win the 200-mile event between Larchmont and Block Island. It was the first win for Owner Dick Carter, as well as the first victory for Bill Tripp's new fiber-glass design. The field was the largest ever in the traditional shakedown event on Long Island Sound that precedes the Newport-to-Bermuda race.
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June 04, 1962

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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ROWING—UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON finished its regular season with a half-length sprint victory over the University of British Columbia—the third week in a row UBC crossed the finish line in the wake of the Huskies' shell. The winning time for the 2,000-meter course over Lake Washington was a respectable 6:12.8. Washington, the only undefeated major crew in the country, thus became a western favorite to win the IRA championship regatta in Syracuse later this month.

Pennsylvania emerged as a surprising eastern candidate for the three-mile IRA with an upset boat-nose win over Cornell. Fighting off a strong Cornell challenge right down to the finish of a two-mile race over choppy Cayuga Lake, Penn won the Crawford Madeira Cup for the fourth straight year.

Washington-Lee H.S., Arlington, Va., rowed to its sixth straight national schoolboy title, sweeping the one-mile course on the Schuylkill River in 5:02.5, four seconds ahead of St. Joseph's of Buffalo, with Culver ( Ind.) Military Academy third.

TRACK & FIELD—OREGON'S KEITH FORMAN became the fifth American to run a mile under four minutes, and literally a second later U.S. Marine Lieutenant Cary Weisiger joined him in that privileged class as they finished first and second at the California Relays in Modesto. Forman, a slender, 21-year-old junior from Portland who has been overshadowed all season by his teammate, Dyrol Burleson, broke through on his own this time with a blazing last lap of 56.7 to hit the tape in 3:58.3. Weisiger finished behind him in 3:59.3. Favored Jim Grelle dropped out on the last lap after his pacesetter, Laszlo Tabori, was unable to keep up with Forman. Burleson did not compete. The pole vault proved a disappointment when John Uelses sprained his left ankle after a miss at 16 feet, and Ron Morris and Dave Tork couldn't make it over 15 feet 6 inches. Uelses may be out of competition for two weeks. Oregon pulled off one of its typical relay displays with a mixed medley of runners: Hurdlers Mel Renfro, Mike Gaechter, Jerry Tarr and Sprinter Harry Jerome. They equaled the world record for 440 yards (around two turns) in 40 seconds. Then, gathering another group from its seemingly inexhaustible supply of runners (Ted Abrams, Burleson, Sig Ohlemann and Archie San Romani Jr.), Oregon took the two-mile relay in 7:20.2, breaking the collegiate mark of 7:20.9. A Santa Clara Valley Youth Village team of Jack Yerman, Keith Thomassen, Bobby Poynter and Jerry Siebert sped through the sprint medley relay in 3:15.5 for a new American record. Top individual performance included that of Ralph Boston, who made his first good jump of the season, 26 feet, and Hayes Jones who won the high hurdles in 13.5, equaling his best time. Unpredictable Joe Faust of Mount San Antonio College cleared the high jump with a leap of 7 feet I inch, Toronto's chugging Bruce Kidd whisked through two miles in an excellent 8:41.9, and Jerome came back to upset Bob Hayes of Florida A&M in the 100-yard dash, winning in 9.3.

Villanova had an easy time on their home course, outpointing 44 other colleges to win their fifth IC4A trophy in six years. Led, by Frank Budd, who won his dash specialties in unexciting times, the Wildcats scored 24 points more than second-place Yale.

University Of Southern California fielded a physically subpar team in the AAWU meet in Los Angeles, but managed to limp home ahead of UCLA by 5� points, with Rex Cawley setting two meet records and anchoring the winning mile relay team.

MILEPOSTS—MARRIED: BARRY MacKAY, 26, powerful former Davis Cup player now touring the professional circuit, and Joanne Lynch, 23, pretty Sydney model whom MacKay met in 1957 on his first trip to Australia, after a proposal last month by transpacific telephone, in Sydney.

DIED: FORREST B. (Frosty) COX, 53, ebullient basketball coach who was fired by Montana State University this spring after balking at MSU's deemphasis program, in Missoula, Mont. For 25 years he was a fixture of mountain-area basketball, going to MSU after 14 years at Colorado.

BARRED: O'DELL PRESTON and BILL JOHNSON, Southwest Conference basketball officials, from handling future conference games pending the final outcome of hearings by a Texas House committee investigating alleged tie-ups between gamblers and basketball referees.

ADOPTED: A hotly argued resolution that bars soccer players from competing for any country but their own, 25-21, by the International Federation of Football Associations. The new rule, which will not affect this month's world championships in Santiago, Chile, is designed to stop the increasing sales of high priced stars.

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