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Lonnie Spurrier, sensational San Francisco Olympic Clubrunner who unexpectedly cracked half-mile world record March 26, raced 1,000 yards in 2:08.5, broke U.S. outdoor mark of 2:09.3 (set in 1939) in special race at Berkeley, Calif.
Jim Brewer , 16-year-old North Phoenix, Ariz. high school sophomore, who used to do his pole vaulting in bare feet, shifted to spiked shoes, cleared 14 feet 2 inches, bettered national interscholastic record in Arizona Relays at Tempe.
Mary Kok, slight but powerful 14-year-old Dutch youngster, swam 100-meter butterfly in 1:13.8 at Alkmaar, The Netherlands, accounted for her second world record in two weeks.
Betsy Woodward, 26, of Riderwood, Md. soared 40,160 feet in air in Pratt-Reed glider, claimed new women's world altitude standard for single-place glider at Bishop, Calif.
Brooklyn Dodgers got off to flying start in National League, won first six games, thumped Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1, 6-0, 10-3, 3-2, edged New York Giants 10-8, 6-3. Dodgers got good pitching from Carl Erskine, Johnny Podres, Billy Loes and Russ Meyer, who set Pirates down with two hits, and some lusty hitting from Outfielder Carl Furillo , who bashed four home runs in first three games.
Philadelphia's star righthander, Robin Roberts , hurled 8 1/3 hitless innings in opener against Giants, was tagged for three blows in ninth, won 4-2, came back later in week to beat New Yorkers by same score as Phillies swept doubleheader, moved into second place with 4-1 mark.