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TRACK AND FIELD
Manhattan romped off with top honors in Penn Relays at Philadelphia, winning four-mile, shuttle hurdles, 880-yard, Metropolitan events while Villanova cracked ice with pair of victories in mile and sprint medley relays. Syracuse took two-mile crown; Morgan State was first in 440-yard race; NYU captured distance medley. Duke's Joel Shankle was individual star with double victory in record (0:14.1) 120-yard high hurdles and broad jump.
University of Texas quartet of Dean Smith, Al Frieden, Jerry Prewit and Bobby Whilden sprinted 440-yard relay in 0:40.5 in Quadrangular meet at Dallas, equaled world record set by Southern California in 1938 and tied twice by Texas last year.
Gene Littler , diminutive, steady-swinging Palm Springs, Calif. pro, overcame rain, strong winds, fired par 72 on final 18 holes for 280 total, finished 13 strokes ahead of Bob Toski of Livingston, N.J., Jerry Barber of Los Angeles and Pete Cooper of Birmingham, Mich, to grab $10,000 first prize in rich Tournament of Champions at Las Vegas, Nev. Victory also was worth $79,200 to Crooner Frankie Laine , who "bought" Littler in Calcutta pool.
Babe Zaharias , long-hitting veteran who came back after cancer operation, rallied to par last two holes, broke tie with Marilynn Smith of Wichita, Kan., 293 to 295, to win Peach Blossom-Betsy Rawls tournament at Spartanburg, S.C.