The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on September 26, 1978 · Page 13
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The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas · Page 13

Galveston, Texas
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Tuesday, September 26, 1978
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Track Records: 17 World Marks Broken So Far LONDON (UPI) Seventeen track and field world records were broken this season — four of them .by Kenya's amazing Henry Rono — but onlv two bv •U.S. athletes. t' And one of those records «tnay not be ratified. ',-; Mike Tully cleared the '-pole vault bar at 5.71 •meters < 18-3 : >,> but the feat has not yet been ratified ; because the height was not remeasured after the vault — a prerequisite for a world record. The other U.S.-produced mark was a clocking of 1:20.36 by the University of Southern Californiia's 800 meter releay team (J.Andrews, J.Sanford, B.Mullins and C.Edwards). Rono established himself as the athlete of the year by breaking four records in a 79-day spell to become the first runner to hold the 3,000, 3,000 steeplechase, 5,000 and 10,000 meter marks simultaneously. He started April 9 in Berkeley, Calif., when he shaved 4.5 seconds off the 5,000 meters to bring it down to 13:08.4. On May 13 in Seattle, Wash., " he lowered the two-year-old 3,000 steeplechase record to 8:05.4 and then June 11, watched by fewer than 300 people, he clocked 27:22.5 for the 10,000 meters in Vienna. Sixteen days later in Oslo he attempted the seldom- run 3,000 meters and establish a world best of 7:32.1. "The 5,000 was the hardest record," said the Kenyan at the end of the summer. "Now I am thinking about running 1,500 meters." With just one major meet to come — the Eight Nations Championship in I Tokyo Sept. 25 — six of the season's world's best performances have been set by U.S. trackmen. Clancy Edwards, Eddie Hart and Steve Williams all share a 10.07 clocking for the 100 dash although veteran Don Quarrie of Jamaica managed a 10.03 '", with the wind. ' Edward's clocking of 20.03 also heads the 200 meters list for the year ."while Greg Foster's 13.22 :'ior the 110-meter hurdles was 0.01 faster than ;Renaldo Nehemiah's. Edwin Moses remained untouchable in the 400 hurdles but, without anyone to push him, his best time ;for the year was 47.94 — half a second off his own world record. Cuba's Albertro Juantorena had a quiet season by his standards, running 44.27 for the 400 meters but only managing 1:44.4 for the 800, his other world record distance. Olaf Beyer of East Germany surprised everyone by winning the European Championship gold medal in 1:43.8, the fourth best time on the all- time books. If Rono does come down to 1,500 meters for the Moscow Olympics, which is unlikely, the man he will probably have to beat is Britain's Steve Ovett. The World Cup titlist from last year added the European crown at Prague with ease, beating fellow Englishman Dave Moorcroft who in August set the year's best time of 3:35.5 by beating Tanzania's Filbert Bayi at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton. The men's field events followed their familiar pattern with world records being broken in obscure meets where there were no tests for anabolic steroids. Distances were always several meters shorter at major events where athletes were tested. The exception was the high jump where the Soviet Union's extrovert Vladimir Yashchenkojumped2.35 (78 12) indoors and 2.34 outdoors to increase his own world record. Dwight Stones spent much of his season in a legal battle with the AAU which banned him from all competition for allegedly 'accepting prize money from a Superstars television program. Also banned along with the SUBSCRIBE TODAY! 744-3611 '•'• •? *' * former world record holder were penatathlete Jane Frederick, middle distance runner Francie Larrieu and Kate Schmidt, the women's javelin world record holder. West Germany's Wolfgang Schmidt took' the world discus record away from Mac Wilkins with a throw of 71.16 (233-5 Mi) and fellow German Karl-Heinz Reihm recaptured the hammer mark with a throw of 80.32 (263-6). East German colossus Udo Beyer took the world shot put record out to 22.15 (728). The only U.S. athlete other than Tully to make an impression in field events was James Lofton who cleared 8.23 (27-0) in the long jump. Tuesday Morning, September 26,1978 Ii,, «;,!;„ ,,„„ g.,il c v a ,, a 3-15 Season Rough On QBs O'CONNELL HIGH SCHOOL'S girls varsity volleyball team is shown above. Members of the team (left to right) in the front row are manager Wendy Hubbel, Michelle Syers, Stephanie Davis, Tammy Hunt and Lisa Leal. The back row includes manager Elaine Washington, Hope Godinich, Jandee Alarid, Becky Collier, Maria Gonzales and coach Cindy Lauve. (Photo by Anthony Godinich) By United Press International Richard Todd Sunday became the fourth first- string quarterback in the American Conference to go down for an extended period with an injury. Todd, who had been outstanding in leading the Jets to a 2-1 record, was injured in the fourth period of a 23-:i loss to the Washington Redskins. Todd, who is expected to be out from six to eight sveeks. sustained a broken left clavicle when he was tackled by Karl Lorch and Dave Butz while trying to pass. Earlier this year, Bob Griese of Miami, Bert Jones of Baltimore and Ken Anderson of Cincinnati were idled with serious injuries. Griese suffered torn ligaments in his knee in pro-season and will miss most of the season. Jones will be out for several weeks with a shoulder injury and Anderson is expected to be out (or a month with a broken bone in his hand. Todcl's injury means that three of the five teams in the AFC East will be without their regular quarterbacks. Hill Troup has replaced Jones at Miami and the Colts are !-:>>. Don Strock replaced Griese at Miami and the Dolphins are 2-2. John Heaves, Anderson's replacement at Cincinnati, has been unable to win in four games. Todcl's backups are second-year man Matt Robinson and rookie Pat Ryan, Longhorns Seek Offensive Catalyst ByMIKERABUN UPI Sports Writer The Texas Longhorns are looking for a catalyst on offense, but the Texas Tech Red Raiders may have already found one. And that is exactly the opposite of the way it was expected to be when those two teams gathered for their early-season confrontation — hich is what happens next Saturday night in Lubbock. The sixth-ranked Longhorns are 2-0 but they have not looked particularly sharp doing it and they added five turnovers to their record in last Saturday night's 17-3 victory over Wyoming. Texas also had turned over the ball five times in its season opener against Rice. "We were fumbling and jumping on offense," said Texas coach Fred Akers. "We didn't take advantage of the opportunities we had. We had real good field position and expected to get some points and didn't. I am disappointed we didn't move the ball more." At Tech, however, little known freshman Ron Reeves came on late in the first half Saturday night and immediately fired up the Red Raiders, who rallied to a 41-26 victory over Arizona. After starter Tres Adami suffered a slight injury and backup Mark Johnson could not move the club consistently, Reeves came on to run for two touchdowns, pass for two more and set a school record for consecutive completions — eight. The Tech-Texas battle figured to be a one-sided affair before the season started, but it may be an entertaining game after all as the Longhorns rely on their double tough defense (which has yet to allow a touchdown) while their offense finds itself. And the Longhorns defense will no doubt suffer because of the loss of linebacker Tim Campbell, who suffered ligament damage in a knee during the Wyoming game and will All Cowboys Games Sold Out DALLAS (UPI) - The Dallas Cowboys said Monday the team had sold out Texas Stadium for the Nov. 19 game with New Orleans — the last game for which tickets remained — marking the first time in the club's 19-year history that every regular season home game had been a sellout. Only the Monday night Sept. 4 opener against Baltimore failed to sell out more than 72 hoars before kickoff, allowing all home games except the Colt contest to be televised in Dallas. Texas Stadium seats 65,101. undergo surgery Monday. Preseason conference favorite Arkansas is still trying lo get rolling as well and the Razorbacks, who struggled to a 19-7 win over Oklahoma State last Saturday, get what would appear to be an easy assignment this week in Fayetteville against Tulsa. But the Hurricane is 4-0 and always plays Arkansas tough. The other undefeated SWC club — Texas A&M — returns home this week for a date with Memphis State following a 37-2 rout of Boston College featuring the three-touchdown performance of Curtis Dickey. Houston also should be a slight favorite on the road at Florida State next week after outlasting Utah, 42-25. taut the rest of the league's teams will be underdogs in a big way this week. Rice, am embarrased 667 loser to Oklahoma last Boosters Meet Ball Boosters The Ball High Tornado Booster Club will meet at 7:30 tonight in the Ball North lecture room. Plans for a meet the team meeting will be finalized. O'Connell Boosters The O'Conn-ill Athletic Booster Club will honor the Bucco Belles tonight at 7:30 in the senior high cafetorium. O'Connell coaches will make reports on the Buccaneers' game this week. 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