ARCHERY—JOE THORNTON, 53, of Tahlequah, Okla., the 1961 world champion, set an American round competition record on the final day to win the men's title at the National Archery Championship at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, scoring 796 out of a possible 810 for a four-day total of 2,811 points. Ed Eliason of Seattle, Wash. was second with 2,796 points, and Dave Baird of Detroit finished third with 2,763. In the women's competition, 1965 National champion NANCY MYRICK, of Pompano Beach, Fla., amassed 2,712 points to recapture that title; Ruth Rowe of Avondale, Pa. (2,683) and Linda Myers of York, Pa. (2,673) finished second and third, respectively.
GOLF—FRANK BEARD shot a conservative one-over-par 71 to pick up the $30,000 winner's check at the $150,000 American Golf Classic at Akron. He wound up with a 72-hole total of 276, four under par for the demanding 7,180-yard course and two strokes under Jack Nicklaus, Bruce Crampton and Tommy Aaron, all tied at 278.
Holding a 5�-3� lead after the first round, U.S. women golfers wasted little time in pulling away to capture the Curtis Cup for the sixth straight time with a 11�-6� victory over the Great Britain and Ireland teams (page 50).
HARNESS RACING—COLUMBIA GEORGE ($3.40), already the season's fastest pacer, registered the fastest mile in the 13-year history of Monticello Raceway in winning the George Morton Levy Pace for 3-year-olds in 1:58[1/5]. The time tops the track record 1:58[4/5] set by Rivaltime in 1965. Roland Beaulieu guided the winner to a�-length victory over Truluck, who finished a neck in front of Shreik, driven by world champion horseman Herve Filion. Truluck and Shreik also bettered the old track mark, both timed in 1:58[3/5].
Roosevelt International winner Fresh Yankee, driven by Joe O'Brien, surged up from sixth place in the stretch, but GRANDPA JIM ($16.40), an 8-year-old owned by Jim and Marie Trainor of Hammond, Ind., Bob Farrington driving, hung on to win by 1� lengths and set a track record 2:00[4/5] for the mile in Canada's richest trotting race, the $49,500 Maple Leaf Classic at Toronto.
HORSE RACING—Bobby Woodhouse, 21 years old, guided Saul Nadler's JUDGABLE ($59) to a three-length lead over Meadow Stable's Hydrologist to win the $60,400 Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Springs, clocking a 1:48[2/5] for the 1?-mile run. William Haggin Perry's Dewan finished a nose over last year's winner, Verbatim, to take third place in the field of 12.
At the $100,000 Monmouth Invitational Handicap, TWICE WORTHY ($6.40), John Ruane up, won by four lengths over Roman Scout in 1:48[2/5] for the 1? miles, clipping two-fifths of a second off the track record set 14 years ago by Levee and equaled in 1961 by My Portrait. Kentucky Derby winner Dust Commander wound up third, three lengths behind.
PENTATHLON—PETER KELEMAN won the individual title with 5,220 points and led his Hungarian team to the modern world pentathlon team championship at Warendorf, West Germany. ROBERT BECK of San Antonio won the fencing, and CHARLES RICHARDS of Tacoma, Wash. took the swimming to give the U.S. a 19-point lead over West Germany going into the final event but the team lost it in cross-country to finish fourth. The Soviet Union placed second.
ROWING—The U.S. was represented in three finals but finished fourth in each as EAST GERMANY completely dominated the first world junior rowing championship at Io�nnina, Greece, winning all seven final races. The Vesper Boat Club of Philadelphia finished fourth in the fours with coxswain in 5:09.4 and clocked 5:57.1 in the singles sculls, while The Litchfield Rowing Association was timed in 4:45.6, fourth behind East Germany's winning 4:37.5 in the eight-oared competition.
SEESAWING—STEVE COOPER and GARY TURPEN, both 17, of Castro Valley, Calif., teetered and tottered to a world record for continuous seesawing, going 124 nonstop hours to surpass the former record of 115 hours, 33 minutes set last spring in Yorkshire, England.