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Oldfield wins at'
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP)-Ailing Craig Virgin overcame Alberto Salazar to win
the featured 5,000-meter race yesterday, while renegade Brian Oldfield took the
shot put in the windup of the National Sports Festival track and field program.
Virgin, from Lebanon, Ill., crossed the finish line in 13 minutes 35.4 seconds,
about two yards ahead of Salazar, who was timed in 13:38.2.
IN THE SHOT put, Oldfield, a 6-foot-5, 275-pounder, won with a throw of 68 feet, 5
inches. It came on his second attempt. He fouled on his last four tries.
The closest race of the day was in the women's 1,500, as Cindy Bremser, for-
merly of the University of Wisconsin, nipped Jan Merrill at thetape iri 4:15.62.
Bremser was the leader through three laps before Merrill forged to the front at the
start of thefinal lap.
Bremser challenged twice down the back straightaway. Merrill warded her off,
but she could not hold off Bremser in the closing strides.
IN ANOTHER CLOSE finish, the West's 400-meter relay team of Ron Brown,
Eric Brown, Festival 100-meter champion James Sanford, and Festival 200-meter
champion Dwayne Evans, edged the South team in 39.28 seconds.
The South, with Mike Roberson, All-American football player Walker, Willie
Gault and Harvey Glance, were clocked in 39.34.
The West also won the women's 400 as Alice Brown, Jeannette Bolden, Florence
Griffith and Jackie Washington outran the East in 44.14.
Veteran John Powell got off a throw of 214-1 on his final attempt and won the
men's discus, beating Art Burns, who had a best of 210-0.
Pam Spencer, the American record holder in the women's high jump won her
specialty at 6-3%. She then tried to break her American record of 6-5% by clearing
6-5, but she was unsuccessful in three attempts.
GEORGIA'S STAR RUNNING back Herschel Walker (right) passes the
baton to teammate Willie Gault for the third leg of the 4x100-meter relay
yesterday at the Natiofial Sports Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee. Walker
and his cohorts finished second inthe race.
U.S. swimmers take
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -
Americans took two of three gold
medals in swimming competition at the
World University Games yesterday,
while a third U.S. swimhmer lost her
chance for a silver on a controversial
Southern California's Mayumi
SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD Steve Cruz (background), of Fort Worth, Texas,
defeated James Johnson of Washington, D.C. in a 119-pound bout Sunday at
the National Sports Festival to advance to tonight's battle for the gold medal
versus 21-year-old Richard Savage.
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Yokoyama set her second Games
record-of the day in capturing the
women's 400-ngeter individual medley
with a time of four minutes, 55.45
IN THE morning qualification heats,
Yokoyama shaved six seconds off the
previous record of 5:06.65 with a
Stanford's A"me Tweedy apparently
bad won the'silver medal with a time of
4:57.68, but was later disqualified for an
improper turn, along with Canadian
Lisa Dixon and West German Barbara
American team coaches filed a
protest of the call against Tweedy, but
the silver was awarded to Romania's
Irinel Panulescu and the bronze went to
Poland's Rozycka Malgorzata.
IN THE women's 800 freestyle, Kim
Linehan, of the University of Texas,
won the gold with a Games record-
breaking 8:37.50, well ahead of Soviet
In the men's 400 individualmedley,
Sergei Fesenko, a gold medalist at the
Moscow Olympics, shattered the
Games record of 4:32.91 with a 4:25.53.