NYAC meet at Madison Square Garden produced two new world's indoor records and one tie. Lieut. Parry O'Brien bettered his own mark by 3� inches in 16-pound shotput with heave of 59 feet 9 inches; Villanova's front-running Charley Jenkins, undefeated this season, hotfooted through 500 yards in 56.4 to eclipse Mai Whitfield's record of 56.6; Lee Calhoun of North Carolina College streaked over four barriers in 60-yard hurdles final in 7.1 for his fifth straight win to tie old standard (Feb. 11).
Colonel Fred A. Wanklyn of Nassau boated 85-pound wahoo on 20-pound test line in Exuma Sound waters in central Bahamas, claimed world record (Feb. 9). Previous mark was 67 pounds 8 ounces.
Murray Halberg, 22-year-old New Zealander, ran mile in 4:01.8 over grass track at Auckland, fastest time ever recorded on turf (Feb. 11).
Peter Waterman, most vertical of horizontally inclined British boxers, endured prebout Calypso taunt of sly Kid Gavilan ("He's very fast on his feet,/I'll knock him into the street."), spate of hooks and bolos for 10 rounds at London's Harringay Arena, was awarded roundly booed decision by Referee Ben Green (see page 15).
Larry Boardman, 19-year-old lightweight, gained split decision over Champion Wallace (Bud) Smith in nontitle bout at Boston. Smith, who apparently has inherited predecessor Jimmy Carter's modus operandi (win two, lose one, etc.), claimed, "I'm plenty peeved."
Ralph ( Tiger) Jones, stolid journeyman middleweight, held off Tony Baldoni, moving up in class, for four rounds, floored him with chopping right in fifth, before putting him down on back in sixth for knockout win at Washington, D.C.
Isaac Logart, Cuba's white-shoed successor to Kid Gavilan, showed little of Keed's old flash in taking dreary split decision from Ramon Fuentes, onetime Forest Lawn gravedigger, in New York.
TRACK AND FIELD
Arnie Sowell, running well within himself, took lead on first turn in featured NYAC half mile at Madison Square Garden, withstood brief challenge from Tom Courtney to win breezing in spanking 1:51.8. Santee-less mile, which is fast becoming joke of indoor season, was dawdled through to swelling chorus of boos, fitful paper bombardment of track as race commenced at near stroll and closed with Ron Delany, eventual victor in 4:14, jostling little George King attempting to pass on turn. George Sydnor won 6.2 60-yard dash in another jeered decision, over David Sime, who was locked out at start (see below). Among other winners: Morgan State's Bob Barksdale in high jump (6 feet 9 inches, meet record); Pioneer Club's one-mile relay (Tucker, Bowens, R. Maiocco and Pearman—3:18.8, fastest scratch clocking of season); Pioneer Club's Harry Bright in
1,000-yard run (2:13.8); NYAC's Horace Ashenfelter in 2-mile run (9:06.6); Bob Richards, who cleared 15 feet in pole vault for 89th time.
Calumet Farm's Liberty Sun righted himself after floundering in soupy going at Hialeah, splashed up on outside under Willie Hartack's urging in stretch to run down leaders, win by neck in mile-and-furlong $34,350 Everglades Stakes. Favored Nail led until running out of wind at end.