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Wage Twelve



Friday, August 17, 1973

Records fall in Jr. O's

Crenshaw blasts field

Today's unknowns a n d
tomorrow's stars, A I v i n
Crenshaw, Terri Wheeler,
Karen Krichko, and Clif-
ford Wiley, had a field day
at the concluding session of
the AAU Junior Olympics'
Track and Field Events yes-
Remember those names
because someday they're go-
ing to hold some important
World Records.
The boy who attracted the
most attention was Crenshaw.
Gaily bedecked in a bright red
shirt, metal good luck chain and
a white skiing cap, the Dallas,
Texas, native was the hit of the
Crenshaw started his charisma
drive with his first race, the 880.
In the two laps around the Ferry
Field track, Crenshaw had man-
aged to batter both the existing
Junior Olympic record set last
year and the opposition, all, that
is, but Charles White of Harvey,
Though White took the early
lead and extended it, Crenshaw
stayed on his shoulder till he
made his move on the final turn
and just edged out the gamely
White. Crenshaw's time, .52.3

Summer Daily

was good enough for the Olym-
pic meet records.
Crenshaw then went into the
440 a crowd favorite. However,
because the event so closely fol-
lowed the 880, the Texan was
badly winded for the event and
placed last.
The event was captured by
Wiley and the win proved more
decisive than at first realized.
Read about Don Shula and
about the San Diego Padres and
1 o o k at another picture on
page 11.
The decisiveness of the Wiley
victory revealed itself in the 880
Wiley's performance startled
CBS Sports commentator Ralph
Boston, who exclaimed to by-
standers, "he really let it out,
man, he really ran" Former
Michigan hurdling great Godfrey

Murray was impressed with the
Wiley speed, as well.
Perhaps the prettiest track and
field performance was turned in
by Karen Krichko of Sharon,
Pennsylvania. Arching her back
gracefully, the Fosbury Floppist
successfully negotiated 5-6, a rec-
ord by -1 and % inches for the
girls event. K r i c h k o proudly
clapsed her hands together in a
sign of triumph after she cleared
the magic height.
Ann Arbor and Michigan swim-
mers made extremely good show-
ings against the overwhelmingly
dominant fun and sun Califor-
nians. Region Fourteen, the
Michigan r e g i o n, continually
placed in the top eight or final-
ist positions.
Leading the Michigan pack was
Shaun Elkins of Grand Rapids,
who was just edged'out by Tom
Hart for the boy's 100 meter but-
terfly championship. Elkins lost
out to Hart by 0.1 seconds.
Ann Arbor's most celebrated
participant was undoubtedly Dan
Stephenson scion of the gracious
mayor of the fair town. Stephen-
son, a long distance swimmer,
displaying a conservative style
finished fifth in the 1500 meter
freestyle, 30 seconds off the pace
seet by California's Ralph Orr.

Major League Standings

W L Pet. G B
Baltimore 65 52.56 e -
Detroit 66 54 .550 '
New York 66 57 .537 2
Boston 62 57 .521 4
Milwaukee 59 59 .500 64
Cleveland 48 73 .398 19 f
. akad West
Oakland 69 51 .575 -
Kansas City 70 52 .574 -
Minnesota 58 60 .492 10
FreeCand easy hicao. 58 63 .47912
California 54 63 .462 14
AMERICAN DAVID THOMPSON of North Carolina State makes Texas 42 76 .356 26'/
this bucket look easy against the British in the World University Last Night's Results
Oakland 6, Boston 3
Games in Moscow yesterday. It was easy. U.S. coasted 123-74. Cleveland 10, Kansas City 4
.. 07"2.
another:," :-:
CHICAGO (A - Hank Aa-
ron didn't get the ball he
slammed for his 702nd home f .
run yesterday but he did get
a chance to autograph it.
Aaron said a boy about 15
came to the Atlanta clubhouse
with the ball he said was the
one Hank hit over the left field
bleachers at Wrigley Field, but
only wanted the veteran's auto- v
graph on the ball he intended to
keep. The Braves won, 10-2, hand-
ing Chicago its 11th straight loss.
In other National League action,
San Francisco downed Philadel-
phia and in the lone afternoon AL Z
contest, Oakland beat Boston be- {
hind Vida Blue, 6-3, knocking the ,f
Bosox four games off in the u
Eastern Division.
In last night's developments,
Fergie Jenkins expressed a de-
sire to be traded to the home forTX
wayward old folks on the de-
cline, the Detroit Tigers. He says
Detroit fans are nicer than Chi-
cago fans. In the only night :.|-
game, Cleveland knocked Kansas
City into a tie for first with a TERRY WHEELER, 18, of Whitefish, Mont., leaps ahead of her com
10-4 shellacking of the Royals. of competition in the Junior Olympics here yesterday.

W I, Pct. GB
St. Louis 62 59 .512 -
Montreal 57 62 .479 4
Pittsburgh 57 60 .487 3
Chicago 56 64 .467 5%/

Philadelphia 55 65 .458 6 Iu trampoline, Coach Newt
New York 53 65 .449 7 I, a
west Loken received a pleasant stir-
Los Angeles 76 45 .623 - prise. The victor in the boy's
Cincinnati 74 48 .607 2 1 e --
San Francisco 66 53 .555 9 , Mar Langeneckert, mdi-
Houston 64 59 .520 13 cated he's going to matriculate
Atlanta 59 65 .47618"! at the University.
San Diego 43 77 .358 32- So the Junior Olympics ended
A ,Yesterday's Results last night and a lot of unknowns
Atlanta 10, Chicago 2
San Francisco 2, Philadelphia 1 took one giant step closer to be-
Other clubs not scheduled coming household names.

aily Enoto by I EF
petitors to finish first in the 100 yard low hurdles ot

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