HORSE RACING—JAY TRUMP, 8-year-old bay gelding bred in Pennsylvania, ridden by Crompton (Tommy) Smith, an amateur jockey from Middleburg, Va., won England's Grand National Steeplechase (page 24).
Ampose ($38.40), who joined the handicap ranks only two weeks ago, came from behind to win the $111,900 Gulfstream Park Handicap, beating second-place Tronado by three quarters of a length. Gun Bow was third, Candy Spots eighth and last.
Briardale Farm's MARIBEAU ($53.80) recorded his third victory in four starts when he won the $18,275 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park, 2� lengths ahead of Hail to All and four lengths in front of favored Sparkling Johnny.
MOTOR SPORTS—A Chevrolet-powered Chaparral built and driven by JIM HALL and HAP SHARP of Midland, Texas came through heat, rain and darkness at Sebring, Fla. (page 93) to win the 12-hour endurance race, four laps ahead of a Ford Grand Touring prototype driven by Bruce McLaren and Ken Miles.
SKIING—The NCAA championship, held this year at Washington's newest resort, Crystal Mountain, was won by Willy Schaeffler's DENVER UNIVERSITY squad with 380.5 points to second-place Utah University's 378.4. MIKE ELLIOTT of Ft. Lewis A&M College in Durango, Colo. won the nine-mile cross-country in 55:34; RICK CHAFFEE, Denver University sophomore, took the slalom; and BILL MAROLT of Colorado, who had fallen on both runs of the slalom, won the downhill. ERIK JANSEN of Denver captured the jumping on a 55-meter hill with leaps of 172, 168 and 149 feet. Utah's surprising second-place finish was the result of second and third places earned by Frithjof Prydz and Matz Jenssen in the jumping event.
Adrien Duvillard of France won the Stratton Cup at Stratton Mt., Vt., the final event of the U.S. pro season. Duvillard's time for two 90-gate slalom runs was 2:18.03. Winner's purse: $2,000.
Visiting teams from France and Austria swept the slopes of Sun Valley, Idaho clean in last week's Harriman Cup races. KARL SCHRANZ of Austria won the downhill and was third in the slalom (behind winner MICHEL ARPIN of France) to take the men's combined title. MARIELLE GOITSCHEL of France won the women's downhill and slalom. The best American performance was Jean Saubert's second in the slalom, 1.03 seconds behind.
SWIMMING—Despite the new scoring system (page 17), USC defended its NCAA title successfully for the second time with a 285-point total at Ames, Iowa, a victory that was not decided until the final event was completed. The Trojans led Indiana by half a point going into the 400-yard freestyle relay. Yale won the race, setting an American record of 3:07.2, but USC finished third to Indiana's sixth and that was enough. ROY SAARI, who won three titles for USC last year, was a triple winner again in the 200-, 500-, and 1,650-yard freestyle. In the last one he lowered his American record to 16:39.9. The double winners were FRED SCHMIDT of Indiana (100-and 200-yard butterfly), KEN SITZBERGER of Indiana (one-and three-meter diving), STEVE CLARK of Yale (50-and 100-yard freestyle) and GARY DILLEY of Michigan State (100-and 200-yard backstroke). In 17 events, eight American, nine NCAA and 10 meet records were broken.
WRESTLING—Oklahoma State led by 22 points going into the championship round of the NCAA tournament in Laramie, Wyo. (page 82). Furthermore, State had five men competing, while second-place IOWA STATE had only two. But both Iowa finalists won, and that, combined with six third places, gave the Cyclones the team title by one point over State, the defending champion.
MILEPOSTS—ELEVATED: At the end of a 20-year career playing high school, college and pro football, JESSE RICHARDSON, tackle for the Boston Patriots of the AFL since 1962, to post of defensive line coach.