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WALKER WINS MILE
Stones leaps to new record

PIIILAI)ELPIA ' John Walker of
New Zealand captured the first race in the
Dream Mile Triple last night and Dlwight
Stones reaffirmed he was the world's great-
. est high jumper at the Philadelphia Bi-
centennial Meet of Champions.
Walker was clocked in 3 minutes, 56.2
seconds as he fought off hrsk winds.
Stones soared 7 feet, 7i inches to smash
his own world record, just four days after
rain washed away his gold medal hopes in
the Montreal Olympoc Games.
The amazing Stones electrified the
crowd of 13,772 with an incredible leap
that topped the record he set in the
NCAA chamiponships here.
Heavily favored in the Olympics, Stones
looked sharp in Montreal until a rainstorm
created puddles on the jumping surface
and prevented him from clearing 7 feet,
3% inches. He settled for the bronze, be-
hind Jacek Wxzola of Poland and Canada's
Greg Joy.
But, Wednesday night the 22-year-old
showed his mastery by clearing 7-7%/4 on
his first jump. He took only nine jumps
and had just one miss.
The elated Stones, wearing a warm-up

shirt, that said, "Stones and Mickey Mouse
are No. 1," took a victory lap after his
jimp bit did not attempt a higher height.
The senior at long Beach State jiggled
the har on his record attempt, which was
measured at 2.32 meters, one centimeter
over his previous mar. The new mark was
one-quarter inch higher than the world
mark Stones set at this same Franklin Field
location exactly two months ago.
Moments later, the excited Stones told
the crowd over the public address system
that he had become concerned after placing
third in the Olympics.
"I wondered if I ever would be able to
shake down the depression I felt there," he
said.
"But the charisma that you people
showed me tonight was just what I need-
ed. I feel so many vibrations now that I
can clear that height three or four more
times tonight."
"If I was going to lose, today was the
time," said Walker. "I've been on anti-
bioctics for three days with the flu, but I
had the commitment."
Walker, gold medalist in the 1,511 at Mon-
treal, was content to let Bryon Lyce of

Jamaica set the pace for the first three laps
and then when Paul Heinz-Wellman of West
Germany took the lead on the final back-
stretch, Walker moved up to challenge.
On the final turn, Walker raced to the
front as Wellman held off New Zealander
Rod Dixon for second. Wellman ran 3:56.3
and Dixon was timed in 3:56.4.
Earlier in the evening, a number of other
Olympians withdrew from the meet at the
last minute, including 200-meter gold me-
dalist Don Quarrie of Jamaica and 400-
meter hurdles gold medal winner Edwin
Moses-
Steve Riddick, a member of the United
St-te's winning 400-meter relay team,
captured the 100-meter dash in 10.24 as
Steve Williams pulled up with a slight
injury but placed fourth.
Williams was attempting a comeback af-
ter the heavily favored sprinter failed to
make the U.S. team.
Mike Boit of Kenya, who didn't compete
in the Olympics because his nation pulled
out in a political dispute, won the 800 in
1:46.1. And Francie Larrieu of Long Beach,
Calif., defeated West Germany's Helen
Wellman in the women's 800 in 2:04.2.

Stones

Ly nn blast stops Ruhle4-1
By The Associated Press
DETOIT- -Fred Lynn and Cecil Cooper backed Ferguson
Jenkins' sixth straight victory with home runs as the Boston Red
Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1 last night.
Lynn snapped a 1-1 tie with a two-out homer in the fifth
off Vern Ruhle, 6-9, while Cooper iced the victory with a
two-run blast in the sixth following a leadoff single by Jim
Rice.
Jenkins raised his record to 11-8. The only damage off the
veteran righthander came in the fourth inning when rookie Jason
Thompson led off with ahocne run. The drive bounced off the
Tiger Stadium roof in right-center field about 10 feet under the
spot where Reggie Jackson hit a memorable All-Star home run
in 1971.w;
Tribe triumphs_>
C1IA'ND Dilane Kuiper rapped out four hits and scored
a pair of runs and Rick Waits scattered eight hits as the Cleve-
land Indians beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 last night.
The Indi o s m ed on Baltimore ace Jim Palmer, 14-10,
for a pair of raies in the first,
Kuiper led coff with a sicngle and Rick Manning walked. Afterv
a trikeouit, Rico ('arty singled in Kuiper and Manning went tic
third ocn right fielder Reggie Jackson's fielding error. Boog"
Poivell drove in lice unearned rico with a s acrifice fly.v
The Indians scocud agasin in the third whcen Kuiper led coff s
with triple anid came home on Manning's infield out
..Hj League 1aInhing d

AMEiRiCAN IEAGUE
East
W L IPct. GH
New York 64 40 .615 -
Cleveland 5? 51 .505 ii'
Baltimore 52 52 .500 12
Boston 49 55 .471 15
Detroit 48 55 .466 15 -
Mtioakce 46 56 .451 17
West
Kansas City 63 40 .612 -
Oakland 55 52 .514 10
Minnesota 54 52 .509 1014
Texas 49 53 .480 13'.
Chicago 46 58 .4421; it.
California 46 60 .434 18'
Late dame not inclcuded
Yesterday's Resilts
Milw aukee 4-2. New York 3-+-
Cleveland 3, Baltimore 0
Boston 4. Detroit 1
Kansas City 4, Minnesota 2
Otakland 5, Chicago 0a
California at Texas, n
Today's Games
New Yark (Ellis 11-5) at Miilwac-
kee (Augustine 4-8), 1:30 p.m.
Baltimore (Garland 12-2) at Cleve-
land (waits 4-5), 7:30 p.m.
Boston (Jones 4-1) at Detroit
(Lemanzyck 3-2), 8 p.m.
Minnesota (Singer 8-7) at Kansas
City (Leonard 1-4), 8:30 p.m.
California (Ross 6-12) at Texas
(Blyieven s-), 9 p.m.
Ooliy tames seheduied

East
W L Pet. GH
Philadelphia 1 3 34 .676 -
Pittsburgh 58 47 .552 13
New York 54 55 .495 19
Chicago 46 61 .430 26
St. Louis 44 59 .427 26
Montreal 36 63 .364 32
West
Cincinnati 69 39 .639 -
Los Angeles 59 46 .562 8'
Houston 55 54 .505 14'.
san Diego 51 59 .464 19
Atlanta 48 59 .449 20'
San Francisco 47 62 .431 ?',
Late game not included
Yesterday's Results
New York 4, Montreal 0
Philadelphia 7, Chicago 5
San Francisco 4, Cincinnati 1
Atlanta 1, san Diego 0
Pittsburgh 2, St. Louis 1, 1? innings
Houston at Los Angeles, n
Today's Games
Chicago (urris 7-11) and Cole-
man 0-4) at Montreal (Stanhouse
7-6 and Rogers 4-10), 2, 6 p.m.
New York (Matlack 10-6) at Pitts-
burgh (Reuss 10-5), 7:35 p.m.
San Francisco (Barr 9-7) at At-
lanta (Niekro 11-7), 7:35 p.m.
Philadelphia (Underwood 6-3) at
St. Louis (McGlothen 9-10), 8:30
iouston (McLaughlin 1-0) at San
Diego (Jones 18-5), 10 p.m.
Cincinnati (Nolan 10-5) at Los
Angeles (Siitlton Il-8i, 19:39 P.M.

AP Photo
PITTSBURGH PIRATE catcher Duffy Dyer demonstrates classic form for blocking home plate
last night. Dyer is seen here putting the tag on St. Louis Cardinal speedster Lou Brock (20),
who is attempting to score from third base on an infield grounder.

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