The longest and richest U.S. stock-car race, the $110,710 World 600 at the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, was won by FRED LORENZEN of Elmhurst, Ill., the first driver to win the event twice. His Ford took the lead for good on the 225th lap of the 400-lap race and finished three seconds ahead of Earl Balmer in a 1964 Mercury.
ROWING—Three University of WASHINGTON crews swept the collegiate events at the Western sprints regatta in Seattle, beating the Long Beach freshmen by two lengths, the California junior varsity by a length and a surprising University of British Columbia varsity by 9/10 of a second.
TENNIS—DENNIS RALSTON and BILLIE JEAN MOFFITT, the No. 1 man and No. 2 woman nationally, became California singles titleists when Ralston defeated Chuck McKinley 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 and Miss Moffitt beat Rosemary Casals 6-2, 8-6 at the state championships in Palo Alto.
TRACK & FIELD—Setting a new collegiate mark of 52 feet 8� inches for the hop, step and jump, CLARENCE ROBINSON led Hugh Hackett's NEW MEXICO University team to the championship of the Western Athletic Conference in Albuquerque (page 66).
Robin Lingle of Missouri ran the fastest college mile of the year (4:00.3) at the Midwest Federation championships in Kansas City, and Kansas' TOM PURMA hurled the javelin 245 feet 3 inches, 15 feet better than his previous best, to beat Big Eight champion Bill Floerke of Kansas State by almost five feet. Scoring in 12 of 16 events and winning five individual titles, MICHIGAN STATE's trackmen won their first Big Ten conference title in Iowa City. The University of OREGON won only three events—KEN MOORE's 3,000-meter steeple-chase in 9:05.2, his three-mile run in 13:45 and NEAL STEINHAUER's 61-foot 6-inch shotput—but still managed to gather 52 points, enough to succeed Southern California as champion of the Pacific Athletic Conference. Oregon State's MORGAN GROTH broke a five-year-old meet record in the 880 with a time of 1:47.5, the best half mile in the nation this season.
Gar Williams of Chicago's Empire Harriers won the national AAU marathon championship in Yonkers, N.Y. in 2 hours 33 minutes 50.6 seconds.
MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: To BOBBY HULL of the Chicago Black Hawks, the Hart Trophy as the NHL's Most Valuable Player last season.
AWARDED: The U.S. Naval Academy's Thompson Trophy and its Athletic Association Sword to Quarterback ROGER STAUBACH, the nation's outstanding football player in 1963. Staubach is the fourth midshipman since 1909 (the others were H. M. Martin in 1918, W. A. Ingram in 1919 and Joe Bellino in 1961) to win both awards and the first to win the Thompson Trophy three times.
HIRED: HERB HEFT, New York Mets publicity man since November 1963, as public relations director and assistant to the president of the Baltimore Bullets of the NBA.
PROMOTED: West Point's plebe basketball Coach BOB KNIGHT to the head coaching job, replacing Taylor Locke, who will move to Miami ( Ohio) University. Knight played on the 1960 Ohio State NCAA championship team with Jerry Lucas and John Havlicek.