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SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 1967

THE MICHItGA A- D41LY

PAGE VENW

SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 1967 TIlE MICIJIGIY DIlLY

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Patrick

Edges

Ryun,

Sets

New

880

Mark

Harvey Cops Second in Shot Put

Records Played Off Speed

By BOB McFARLAND
Acting
Executive Sports Editor
Special To The Daily
DETROIT - Villanova's Dave
Patrick wasn't informed of ABC's
plans to present Jim Ryun with
the 1966 Athlete of the Year
Award last night at the NCAA in-
door track championships here at
Cobo Hall.
And as a result, Patrick didn't
even know the Kansas sophomore
was alive after the first ten yards
of the 880-yard run as the Villa-
nova star sped home in the world
record time of 1:48.9 on an 11-lap
board track. The tall blond sen-
sation from the East won going
away by 20 yards, leaving his Jay-
hawk nemesis the spoils of second
place.
Villanova coach James F. Elliott
commented on Patrick's effort at
the conclusion of last night's ac-
tion, "It was a hell of a race. I
thought Dave would go out and
get him. And he did.
Just a Breather?
"No, I don't think Ryun was sav-
ing himself for the mile tomorrow,
although he was probably slowed
down because the mile qualifica-
tions were held earlier in the eve-
ning."
Patrick sprinted into the lead
from the opening gun and left the
field, Ryun included, plodding be-
hind. His strategy was obvious:
avoid Ryun's devastating final
kick by racking up a huge edge
over his opponent.
As Ryun began the final lap, he
exhibited to the sell-out crowd his
patented kick, but Patrick's stra-
tegy worked to perfection, giving
him a great victory and a new
world's record in the process.
Ryun had shown what his fab-
ulous finish could do earlier in the
program when he ran in the see-
ond qualifying heat of the mile
run.
Spectacle Extraordinaire
Toying with an outclassed field,
the sophomore, who just can't kick
the habit of snapping records,
hung back in fifth place for most
of the race.
But it was like putting four men
with pop guns up akainst a fifth
armed with a howitzer. Ryun
flashed past them all on the gun
lap, breezing across the finish in
a mediocre 4:08 flat.
Ryun and Patrick didn't monop-
Not-Standing Pat
880-YD, RUN-Patrick (Villanova)
1:48.9 (new American indoor track
record).
TWO-MILE RUN-Lindgren (Wash-
ington St.) 8:34.7 (new NCAA in-
door meet record).
60-YD. HIGH HURDLES (Qualil-
fication Heats)-Coleman (Winston-
Salem), Hall (Villanova), McCol-
louch (Southern Cal) 7.1 (new NC-
AA meet record).
LONG JUMP-Hopkins (Toledo)
24'73s/4".
100-YD. RUN (Qualifying Heats-
Metcalf (Okla. St.) 2:11.6.
440-YD. RUN - Calhoun (Okla.)
:48.9.
INVITATIONAL MILE RUN-Lu-
long (Holy Cross) 4:04.8.
35-LB. WEIGHT THROW-Yuen
(Conn.) 61',3/" (new indoor NCAA
record).
POLE VAULTING (Qualifications)
-Seagren (Southern Cal) first.
SHOT PUT-Patera (Brigham Y.)
59'6", HARVEY (MICH.) 58'2"
TEAM STANDINGS
1. Kansas-9
2. Connecticut-8
3. Brigham Young-5
Oklahoma-5
-Mssour-5
Villanova-5
Washington State-5
4. MICHIGAN-4 points
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all the heroics, however. pion, Kansas, held the narrowI

Michigan's Jack Harvey, captain
of the 1967 Wolverine cindermen,
heaved the 16-pound orange shot
58'2%/" to snare second place in
the event.
Harvey, who's groans could be
heard echoing throughout Cobo
Hall with each put, scored a per-
sonal best indoors and avenged
last week's defeat at the hands of
Badger Bob Hawks, who placed
fifth.
The shot put was won by Brig-
ham Young's Ken Peters, with a
throw of 59'6".
Blue Men
Two other Wolverine entrees,
Ken Coffin in the half mile and
Nelson graham in the 60-yard
high hurdles, failed to advance
past the heats in their respective
events.
Another final was held in the
440-yard dash, with Bill Calhoun,
a bald-headed Oklahoma Sooner,
successfully defending his 1966
NCAA indoor tilte and tieng the
meet record of :48.9 he set last
year.
George Crosby, a Loyola (Chi-
cago) representative, displayed
long legs and sharp elbows, as he
kept Calhoun back in the second
spot for most of the race. But the
Oklahoma wasn't to be denied.
Crosby's final and futile attempt
to regain the lead tapped him of
his strength, as he fell flat on his
face a second after crossing the
wire.
And what can you say about
Gerry Lindgren, after the little
Washington State athlete set his
own pace, held to it for the entire
two mile distance, and sprinted
the last two of 22 laps.
This marks the fifth NCAA won
by Lindgren and his 8:34.7 clock-
ing snaps the old mark of 8:41.3
held by himself.
At the end of the first day's
agenda the defending team cham-

lead with nine points. Connecti-
cut garnered eight markers with
only two entries, rating first and
third in the 35 pound weight
toss.
Several teams were tied for third
place, including Brigham Young,
Oklahoma, Toledo, Missouri, Vil-
lanova and Washington State.
Michigan earned four points.
A third meet record fell in the
60 yard high hurdle trials. No
less than three thinclads, Leon
Coleman of Winston-Salem, Erv
Hall of Villanova and Earl Mc-
Cullouch of Southern California,
surpassed the old mark. The trio
was timed in :07.1, one-tenth of a
second better than the old stand-
ard.
The head-to-head conflict be-
tween Patrick and Ryun is over.
Today, the two go their separate
ways, much to the chagrin of the
91 other schools participating in
the meet. Ryun takes out his re-
venge in the mile run, while Pat-
rick anchors Villanova's two-mile
distance medley relay team.
SCORES
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
ACC Tournament (Semifinals)
North Carolina 89, Wake Forest 79
Duke 69, South Carolina 66
NCAA College Division
Winston-Salem 91, Baldwin-Wallace 76
Valparaiso 89, Southern Colorado 52
NBA
Chicago 132, Baltimore 115
Detroit at Los Angeles (inc)
St. Louis at San Francisco (inc)
EXHIBITION BASEBALL
Houston 3, Washington 0
Cincinnati 7, Philadelphia 0
Chicago (A) 8, Boston 3
Detroit 8, Kansas City 7
San Francisco 4, Chicago (N) 3
Baltimore at Minnesota (n)

By GRAYLE HOWLETT
Special To The Daily
DETROIT-You take a guy that
wears sunglasses while he runs,
a young guy that looks like he
used to star in the old our-gang
comedies, another one that is so
good-looking that he makes Rob-
ert Goulet look like a before-
Clearasil ad, and finally a young
polite fellow 'whom you'd like
you're sister to go out with and
what do you have?
The 1967 NCAA track cham-
pionships, live and in 78 rpm from
Cobo Hall in Detroit.
To fill in the mystery people
above, you have Charley Green,
Gerry Lindgren, BobSeagren and
Dave Patrick in that order,
You also have one world's rec-
ord and a new NCAA indoor rec-
ord courtesy of Dave Patrick in
the 880 and Gerry Lindgren in
the two mile.'
New Record
You also have a new NCAA in-
ioor 60-yard high hurdles record
set by Leon Coleman of Winston-
Salem and Erv Hall of Villanova
and Earl McCullough of South-
ern Cal. in the zip time of 7.1
seconds. But these guys just do
their job and leave nothing for
the press corps to write about.
Charley Green-Mister Sleep-
Foot from Nebraska-is a sports-
writer's dream. The two-time
NCAA champion in the 60, be-
decked in sunglasses and running
in his patented thumbs-up style,
qualified for the finals but failed
to win his heat.
He was clocked in the "slow"

time of 6.3 seconds but he wasn't
worried: "Man, I was running in
my tippy-toe style. I wanted to
save my legs. I was running, man,
as slow as I could to qualify."
It seems thatthe guys that run
the fastest tend to take heir time
the most. Case in point is 60-yard
dashman Lennox Miller of South-
ern Cal. who has done a 6.1.
When his heat was called, Miller
wasn't there. After a false start,
the runners came back to the
blocks. There was Miller-wait-
ing . . . tieing his shoes.
He calmly took a practice run
down the track, returned and
qualified by placing second.
Ho-Hum!!
Then there is perennial NCAA
champ in the 440-Bill Calhoun
of Oklahoma. His bald head re-
sembles a melon and is perhaps
the reason why Green wears sun-
glasses. To hide the bright spot,
Calhoun wears a delapitated hat
when off the track.
ABC cameras taping the event
were happy they didn't have to
powder his pate because he kept
his hat on.
Then there's little Gerry Lind-
;ren, whose bangs almost reach
his eyes. After his brilliant run
in a record time of 8:34.7 in the
two mile, he impishly rounded the
track and waved his hands in a
triumphant gesture that would
make Jack Armstrong proud. ,He,
had the fans on his side, though,;
and you had to swear to clean
living again.
Dave Patrick is a big, strong,+
blond-haired kid who goes to Vil-

lanova. He's the big reason why
you won't be hearing all about
Jim Ayun today.
Patrick and Ryun were jogging
around the perimeter of the vast
arena stride for stride, talking
amiably to each other.
But in the surprise of the meet,
that was the last time Ryun kept
up with Patrick, a confirmed ad-
mirer of Ryun. Patrick took off at
a gun and outdistanced Ryun by
20 yards at the tape.
Brightest in Galaxy
There was little doubt, however,
that Ryun was the main attrac-
tion. The fans cheered him, even
whe he took off his warmups. In
his mile qualifying heat, which he
won, Ryun, conserving energy,
dropped back to last, way behind
early leader Ray Smith of Penn
State.
When Smith fagged out and
slowed down, Ryun passed him,
keeping up his methodic peace.
The fans cheered wildly because
they figured Ryun was making his
move, even though he was no bet-
ter than fifth. The fans didn't
care. Jim Ryun looks good even
in the back of the pack.
Then there is the world Indoor
record in the pole vault, Bob Sea-
gren. In the qualifying rounds,
Seagren did show up to take his
jump and make the finals, but it's
still mystery why he wore his
track uniform. He could have don-
need a tux to make his vaults, be-
cause after his two not one hair
was out of place.

JACK HARVEY

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