Bob Gutowski, slight-shouldered but wiry-armed 22-year-old Occidental College vaulter who has been nudging college record higher and higher in recent weeks, soared 15 feet 8� inches (see page 28) in dual meet with Stanford at Palo Alto to break Cornelius (Dutch) Warmerdam's 15-year-old world mark by half inch (April 27).
Bill Sharpe, jittery-legged West Chester State Teachers athlete and U.S. record holder at 52 feet 1 inch, skittered 51 feet 7� inches in seldom-seen hop, step and jump at Penn Relays for new college standard (April 27).
Missouri's rapid-gaited John McIntyre, Karl Englund, Henry Wiebe and Charley Batch bustled back and forth with greatest of speed, bouncing over timbers in 58.4 for U.S. record in 480-yard shuttle hurdle relay at Drake Relays in Des Moines (April 27).
Margaret Edward, 18-year-old British bronze medal winner at Melbourne, back-stroked 220 yards up and down 55-yard salt water Derby Road Bath pool at Blackpool in 2:41.1 to set world long-course records for 200 meters and 220 yards (April 27).
Russian weightlifters huffed and puffed, stretched their bulging muscles to pair of world records in Soviet army championships at Lvov. Bantamweight Vladimir Stogov snatched 227.1 pounds to better American Charles Vinci's mark (April 26); Olympic Middleweight Champion Fyodor Bogdanovski hefted 935 pounds to crack own standard set at Melbourne (April 27).
Hogan (Kid) Bassey, slick-moving Nigerian, suckered bettors who made him 3-to-1 underdog, overwhelming game Miguel Berrios with superior firepower and greater ring savvy at Washington, D.C. to earn 12-round decision and crack at No. 1 Contender Cherif Hamia for vacant world featherweight title (see below).
IBC, on ropes in antitrust fight, got little hope from government, which asked for dissolution of Jim Norris' sprawling empire in proposed judgment filed in New York. IBC countered with offer to give up all exclusive contracts with champions, but final decision rests with Federal Judge Sylvester J. Ryan, who will hold hearing on proposals May 20.