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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, June 6, 1981-Page 15

Lewis takes double at

Amazing teenager Carl Lewis of
Houston became the first athlete in 45
years to win both a field event and a
track event at the NCAA outdoor
championships, capturing the long
jump and the 100-meter dash last night.
The magnificent Lewis, 19, from
Willingboro, N.J., equalling a feat last
accomplished by the legendary Jesse
Owens of Ohio State in 1936, took the
long jump at 27 feet, % inches, and the
100 meters in a wind-aided 9.99 seconds.
AFTER THE sprint win, the second
of his two events, Lewis raised both
hands in victory, then circled the track
to a standing ovation from the crowd of
approximately 4,600 at Louisiana State
University's Bernie Moore Stadium.
In the 100, Mel Lattany, a
Southeastern Conference champion
from Georgia, was first out of the
blocks and led for about half the race.
But the bigger and stronger Lewis
and Jeff Phillips of Tennessee came
charging past diminutive Lattany.
10.10, and Lattany was third in 10.16.
The wind was 2.54 meters per second,
.54 over the allowable for any record
recognition. Had the time been accep-

ted, it would have been the third-fastest
100-meter race in history, behind the
9.95 time of Jimmy Hines in 1978 and
the 9.98 of Silvio Leonard of Cuba in
In other action, Southern Methodist's
Mike Carter won the shot put with a
mighty heave of 68'10", joining
teammate Richard Olsen as a winner at
the meet. Olsen had won the hammer
throw the previous day.
Heavy rains drenched the area, and
the cold and wet was severe enough to
force the long jump competition in-
doors, and Carter to don a sweat top
while competing.
Indy vote revealed
steward Tom Binford said yesterday
that he voted with the 3-2 majority that
turned down Bobby Unser's protest
alleging Mario Andretti committed a
no-passing violation during the May 24
Indianapolis 500.
Binford's disclosure was the first
time the vote during a hearing by
stewards following the race was made
THAT VOTE, plus a unanimous 5-0
vote denying Unser's protest of a one-

lap penalty he received, was explained
by Binford during the second day of
testimony at a special U.S. Auto Club
On Thursday, Binford had testified
that scoring records showed Unser
violated the "yellow-flag rule" by
passing a line of cars as he exited the
pits at the end of the 149th lap.
Binford said a one-lap penalty in such
cases is mandatory.
Binford said yesterday that he voted
not to penalize Andretti because the
stewards' deliberation was "based on
the fact that we had a presumption of
innocence and must have records of
any infraction. We didn't see any
records of a violation by Andretti."
Owens to Indiana
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)-The Por-
tland Trail Blazers yesterday traded
center Tom Owens to the Indiana
Pacers for a future National Basketball
Association draft pick.
The club said Indiana gave up its fir-
st-round pick in the 1984 draft for the 31-
year-old Owens.
THE 6-FOOT-10, 220-pound Owens
played sparingly for the Trail Blazers
this past season as the club went to
Mychal Thompson at the pivot position.
Owens graduated from the Univer-
sity of South Carolina and was drafted
into the now-defunct American Basket-
ball Association in 1971.
He played five seasons in the ABA
and then went to Houston for a season
before he was traded to Portland before
the 1977-78 season.
WVU investigation
Virginia University officials are in-
vestigating alleged academic infrac-
tions involving some WVU athletes, a
university vice president confirmed

WVU's vice president for academic
affairs, Bill Nugent, said a report will
be turned over soon to the state Board
of Regents, and that the NCAA also
might be notified.
"ALL I WOULD say at this point is
that we are reviewing these questions
and will not have anything to say on it
until we finish," Nugent said.
Nugent said the university was
"reviewing the academic records of
athletes" and would report in the next
few days to the regents.
Should any violations of National
Collegiate Athletic Association
regulations be found , "we will report
those violations to the NCAA," he ad-
Nugent was quoted yesterday as
saying that two courses that have since
been discontinued were found last year
to have been taken by a high number of
athletes, many of whom made 'A's.
Branch treated for drugs
Branch, star wide receiver for the
Super Bowl champion Oakland
Raiders, has been released after 26
days of group therapy at a Scottsdale,
Ariz., drug treatment facility, it was
reported yesterday.
BRANCH, WHO caught two touch-
down passes in Oakland's Super Bowl
victory over the Philadelphia Eagles,
was released Tuesday from the
Camelback Mental Health Center, the
same facility that recently treated for-
mer Dallas Cowboy and San Francisco
49er Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson,
the San Francisco Chronicle said.
Branch apparently tried to keep his
hospital stay quiet, registering under
the name Irvin Houston. But his iden-
tity was revealed when another patient
showed an autographed. picture of
Branch to friends, the newspaper said.

Borg, Lendl in finals
of French Open
PARIS (AP)-Sweden's Bjorn Borg, aiming to win the title for a record sixth
time, and Ivan Lendl of Czechoslovakia yesterday reached the finals of the French
Open tennis tournament.
Borg edged Victor Pecci of Paraguay, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5, in three closely-contested sets
on the eve of Borg's 25th birthday.
LENDL, 21, CAME from behind and wore down Jose-Luis Clerc of Argentina, 3-
6, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2, ina marathon match lasting four hours, 23 minutes.
The Borg-Pecci match, which lasted two hours, 22 minutes, was a classic. Pecci,
25, defied the traditional method of playing from the baseline on clay, and
repeatedly went to the net to cut off Borg's top-spin ground strokes.
His volleying thrilled the 16,000 fans, but in the end Borg won the points that
BORG SAID AFTERWARD that it was a tougher match than the final of 1979
when he beat Pecci in four sets.
The tall Paraguayan from Asuncion used his long reach to play many spec-
tacular stop volleys, and at times Borg appeared completely unable to deal with
"He is very fast coming to the net," Borg said. "It was very difficult to make
passing shots."
THE LENDL-CLERC match initially had little of the flair of the first semifinal
as the men slugged it out from their baselines.
For three hours, Clerc appeared the likely winner. He won the first set. In the
second, he had three break points in the third game and two more in the seventh,
but he failed to profit on them, and Lendl eventually broke service in the 10th game
to level it at one set all.
Clerc won the third set. The fourth went with service to 6-6 and a tiebreaker,
during which Clerc came back from 1-4 and had a match point at 6-5. Lendl saved it
by slamming downa service winner, and he went on to win the tiebreaker, 9-7.
By this time the match had become a thriller, and in the final set, with Clerc
looking tired, Lendl powered to service breaks at 3-2 and 5-2.
"After I lost the match point in the tiebreaker, I lost a little concentration. He
had more confidence in the final set," Clerc said.

Not this time AP
Golfer Ray Floyd wiggles his putter in frustration as he misses a birdie putt
on the sixth hole at the Atlanta Golf Classic yesterday. There were not too
many more frustrations for Floyd, though, as he bagged a 66 for a two-round
tCotaof S Qn the 6,45yarsdAtanta Country Club course.

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