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SKIING—JOHN BALFANZ of Minneapolis, who lost to Frithjof Prydz of Norway in the North American ski-jumping championships when he was eliminated by falls, got a small measure of revenge the next day. He jumped 286 and 304 feet at Iron Mountain, Mich. to win the Kiwanis Invitational title after Prvdz had an even better mark erased by a fall.
SQUASH RACQUETS—HARVARD continued its domination, as Bill Morris, Louis Williams, Paul Sullivan, Doug Walter and Ed Robinson, the Crimson squad, won the U.S. Amateur Squash Racquets team title, beating Canada 3-2 in the finals. Meanwhile, one Harvard graduate, Benjamin Heckscher of Philadelphia, beat another. Charles Ufford Jr. of New York, in four games to take the singles championship.
TRACK & FIELD—ROBERT HAYES of Florida A&M, despite eight-mph gusts of wind in his face and confusion over the location of the finish line that caused him to ease up, dashed 220 yards on a curved track in 20.5 seconds at the Florida Athletic Club meet in Miami to tie a world record.
Iowa upset Michigan, Wisconsin and Michigan State to win the Big Ten indoor title by a scam two points. The Hawkeyes had to break a meet record in the final event, running the mile relay in 3:14.7, to win. Two other meet marks. Roger Kerr's 1:10 in the 600 yard-run and Bill Frazier's 1:51.8 in the 880, were set by Iowa. It was Kerr who anchored the record mile relay as well. Chuck Aquino of Michigan ran 1.000 yards in 2:09.9 and Wisconsin sophomore Bill Holden high-jumped 6 feet 10 inches for two other meet marks.
Knights of Columbus meets resulted in few inspired performances. In New York, Gary Gubner put the shot 64 feet 6� inches for that meet's best mark ever, and John Thomas got back up to 7 feet in the high jump. In Cleveland. Thomas hit 7 feet� inch, and Jim Dupree of Southern Illinois made a closing rush to take the 1,000-yard run in 2:11.3. There was a world record of a sort in Fort Worth, at the Southwestern Recreation meet, where David Bonds of McMurry finished the 330-yard intermediate hurdles in 38.7. A new event, it had never been run in major competition before.
MILEPOSTS—POSTPONED: SONNY LISTON- FLOYD PATTERSON rematch at Miami Beach; from April 4 to April 10, after Liston reported he strained a knee swinging a golf club for a photographer. Al Bolan, the fight's promoter, showed relations were strained, too, as he claimed the reason for the delay was not so much the knee as a chance for Liston to give Bolan the needle.
KNOCKED OUT: GOLDEN GLOVES boxing tournament in Chicago; by low gate receipts and the sponsoring Chicago tribune's dissatisfaction with a new AAU ruling that amateur boxers must wear protective headgear.
DIED: EPPA JEPTHA RIXEY, 72, baseball Hall of Fame member and biggest winner among left-handed pitchers until Warren Spahn. The Cincinnati southpaw, who won 266 games from 1912 to 1933, said when his record was topped. "I'm glad Spahn broke it. If he hadn't, nobody would have known I'd set it."