TRACK & FIELD—At the NCAA Indoor Championships in Indianapolis, HOLLIS CONWAY of Southwestern Louisiana set an American record of 7'9�" in the high jump, surpassing by half an inch the mark established by Jimmy Howard in 1986; MICHAEL JOHNSON of Baylor won the 200 meters in a U.S.-record time of 20.59 seconds, .01 better than the standard set by Joe DeLoach last month. In the women's 4 x 400-meter relay the Illinois team of SHAYLA BAINE, ANGELA McCLATCHEY, RENEE CARR and CELENA MONDIE set a U.S. record of 3:36.21, .98 faster than the mark set by Texas in 1988. Arkansas got its sixth consecutive men's title, and LSU won women's honors.
In Athens, ROGER KINGDOM of the U.S. equaled the world indoor record of 7.36 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles set by his compatriot Greg Foster in January 1987.
MILEPOSTS—ARRESTED: By U.S. Customs agents in Columbus, Ohio, on charges of conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute anabolic steroids, LUIS O. BATISTA FREITAS, 33. A Brazilian national who lives in Marina del Rey, Calif., Freitas was named Mr. Universe in 1987 and was in Columbus to attend the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic bodybuilding contest (page 13).
FINED: By the NBA, Houston Rocket center AKEEM OLAJUWON, $5,000 for punching Seattle SuperSonic forward Michael Cage in the mouth during a game on March 3.
NAMED: As winner of the AAU's Sullivan Award to the top U.S. amateur athlete in 1988, sprinter FLORENCE GRIFFITH JOYNER, 29, who won three gold medals at the Summer Games in Seoul and set world records in the 100-and 200-meter dashes last year.
SUSPENDED: For one game by the University of Oklahoma after his arrest in Norman on March 5 for public intoxication, senior basketball guard MOOKIE BLAYLOCK. Blaylock, who entered a no-contest plea in municipal court to an amended charge of disturbing the peace, received a six-month deferred sentence and was ordered to pay $69 in administrative fees and court costs.
DIED: Former Olympic sprinter HILDA STRIKE SISSON, 78, of Canada, who earned a silver medal in the 100-meter dash at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics; of a heart attack; in Ottawa. In 1980 it was discovered that the gold medalist in that event, Stella Walsh of Poland, was a hermaphrodite and should have been disqualified from competing as a woman. Despite speculation that Sisson would be awarded the gold, she never was.