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SWIMMING—SHERMAN CHAVOOR, coach of the surprising Arden Hills ( Calif.) Swim Club, was named to lead the U.S. women's team at the Pan American Games at Winnipeg, Man. this summer as two of his swimmers—SUE PEDERSON, 13, in the 400-yard individual medley (4:37) and DEBBIE MAYER, 14, in the 1,650-yard freestyle (17:38.1)—set American marks at the National AAU Women's Indoor Championships in Cleveland. Nonetheless, the Santa Clara Swim Club successfully defended its team title with 136 points, 77 more than runner-up Arden Hills. Other U.S. record breakers in the meet were: double-winner LEE DAVIS of Saratoga, Calif. in the 100-yard (58.4) and 200-yard butterfly (2:07.9); CATIE BALL of Jacksonville, Fla. in the 100-yard breast-stroke (1:06.6); POKEY WATSON of the Santa Clara ( Calif.) Swim Club in the 200-yard freestyle (1:54.1); PAM KRUSE of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in the 500-yard freestyle (5:06.9); KENDIS MOORE of the Arizona Desert Rats in the 200-yard backstroke (2:10.2); ERIKA BRICKER, of Visalia, Calif. in the 100-yard freestyle (53.3); and the SANTA CLARA SWIM CLUB in the 800-and 400-yard freestyle relays (7:53.7 and 3:37.1) and in the 400-yard medley relay (4:05.4).
TRACK & FIELD—Kansas sophomore JIM RYUN, testing his skill at a mile-high altitude for the first time, found no difficulty as he won the mile (4:11.1) and half-mile (1:50.9) at a triangular meet in Albuquerque.
The TEXAS SOUTHERN 440-yard relay learn (Bobby Evans, Clyde Duncan, Lee Smith and Jim Hines) tied the world record with a time of 39.6 seconds in a meet at Grambling (La.) University, while at the Dogwood Relays in Knoxville, Tenn., TENNESSEE STATE'S women's 880-yard relay team (Madeline Render, Diana Wilson, Marcella Daniel and Una Morris) broke the existing American mark by .02 when they were clocked in 1:38.
WRESTLING—Chicago's MAYOR DALEY YOUTH CLUB repeated as the National AAU team champion as LARRY KRISTOFF successfully defended his Greco-Roman and freestyle heavyweight titles, and PAT KELLY was named the meet's outstanding performer for his victory in the freestyle 171.5-pound class in Lincoln, Neb. Greco-Roman titlists in the meet were: DAVE HAZEWINKEL, St. Cloud ( Minn.) State (114.5-pound); TOMINO MICHIO, New York Athletic Club (125.5); CHARLES COFFEE, University of Minnesota (138.5); BEN NORTHRUP, San Francisco (154); RUDY WILLIAMS, Michigan Wrestling Club (171.5); the meet's outstanding Greco-Roman wrestler, WAYNE BAUGHMAN, U.S. Air Force (191.5); and GARY STENSLAND, Multnomah Athletic Club (213.5). Freestyle champions were: NORIYUKI SUZUKI. Nippon University (114.5); RICHARD SANDERS, Oregon State (125.5); ROBERT BUZZARD, Michigan WC (138.5); BOB DOUGLAS, Michigan WC (154); WILLIAM HARLOW, Michigan WC (191.5); and HENK SCHENK, U.S. Army (213.5).
MILEPOSTS—UNRECOGNIZED: Jim Ryun's 880-yard world mark of 1:44.9 set last June at the USTFF championships in Terre Haute, Ind., by the International Track & Field Federation because the application inexplicably was not signed by the AAU. The recognized world record for the half mile therefore remains at 1:45.1, set by Peter Snell of New Zealand in 1962.
RESIGNED: JOSEPH W. HEYER, 28, after two years as head basketball coach at La Salle College. Heyer, who had discouraging won-loss records of 10-15 and 14-12 with the Explorers, will continue teaching and coaching at Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia on a full-time basis.
DIED: JOHN B. (Cap) HARALSON, 66, chairman of the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Committee; in Bakersfield, Calif. Haralson, the only man other than Jackie Robinson to earn four varsity letters in one year at UCLA, coached the Kern County Union High School track team to two state championships and nine West Coast relay titles from 1927 to 1945 before joining the Olympic Committee in 1961.