A crowd of about 12,000 turned out to see JAY TRUMP turn the tables on last year's winner, Mountain Dew, in the Maryland Hunt Cup at Glyndon, Md. A 6-year-old flop at half-mile flat racing. Jay Trump caught both the spirit of the thing and the favorite at the 18th fence and won by four lengths in the record time of 8:42.2 in the rugged four-mile timber race.
LACROSSE—Jerry Pfeifer of JOHNS HOPKINS slammed home a hard shot with 15 seconds remaining to topple Army from the undefeated ranks, 10-9. Navy's Midshipmen, with Pete (The Shot) Taylor pumping in four goals, swamped Maryland 17-9 for their 15th straight victory in two years.
PAN AMERICAN GAMES—At week's end in Sao Paulo, results were much as expected—the youthful U.S. team annexed 61 gold, 26 silver and 18 bronze medals, but with a week to go the treasure hunt was far from over (see page 28). On land, U.S. athletes were forging steadily ahead in almost everything but baseball and tennis. The men's and women's basketball teams moved into the final rounds, the track teams collected seven gold medals, although they suffered an embarrassing setback in the men's 100-meter dash, which was won by Cuba's Enrique Figuerola. In weight lifting, wrestling, judo, shooting and fencing the U.S. took more than its share of the gold medals. On the water the Yanks won so many events The Star-Spangled Banner became monotonous. Paced by double winner Roy Saari in the 400-and 1,500-meter freestyles, the powerful U.S. swimmers won all 16 of their events, setting records in all but one, and spent most of the time trying to beat each other in the Pacaembu pool. In diving, Thomas Dinsley of Canada, which is in second place in the games, beat America's Richard Gilbert in the three-meter springboard competition, but the U.S. took the other three events. In rowing Canada's University of British Columbia took the prestigious eights but the U.S. won four of the remaining six events. And with yachting still up in the air, U.S. Skipper Pat Duane in the Flying Dutchman Class, Dick Stearns in the Stars and Thomas Allen in the Lightnings were all holding their own.
ROWING—The high-stroking rowing club from RATZEBURG, Germany pulled to a length victory over Columbia, which finished two lengths ahead of Pennsylvania, with Princeton last, in the Childs Cup race on Carnegie Lake. In other cup races. Ford-ham outrowed the New York AC and Iona College for the James H. Hughes Memorial Cup, and Syracuse retained possession of the Packard Trophy with a one-length triumph over Dartmouth.
TRACK & FIELD—Four world records and innumerable meet records were broken in the three major relay races that involved 10,000 participants from all over the country (see page 26). At the fifth MOUNT SAN ANTONIO RELAYS in Walnut, Calif., three of the four world marks fell. After announcing his intention to break Rafer Johnson's decathlon mark of 8,683 points, C. K. Yang did just that in the ninth event with a 235-foot, 5-inch javelin throw that helped pile his total up to 9,121 points. Al Oerter smashed his own world record by 7 inches when he hurled the discus 205 feet 5� inches. The Arizona State quartet of Mike Barrick, Henry Carr, Ron Freeman and Ulis Williams cracked the mile relay with a 3:04.5 clocking.
In Philadelphia, in the 69th PENN RELAYS, the country's oldest and largest relay event. Brian Sternberg, a slender 19-year-old sophomore from the University of Washington, soared 16 feet 5 inches to break the world's pole vault mark of 16 feet 4 inches, set earlier this month by John Pennel of Northeast Louisiana. With Tom Kenney running the anchor leg, Fordham highlighted the relays by winning a four-mile race in which all six competing teams beat the meet record.
In Des Moines in the 54th DRAKE RELAYS, Tom O'Hara made up 50 yards in his one-mile anchor lap and carried Loyola of Chicago to a 9:50.9 meet record in the distance medley. The next day the slender redhead overcame a 20-yard deficit on a muddy track to lead the Ramblers to victory in the two-mile relay event. He was voted the meet's outstanding performer.