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Sunday, March 16, 1986
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THE SUNDAY OKLAHOMAN Section C March 16, 1986 Sprinters Rip Off World Indoor Bests NCAA Track Results Pitt's McRae, Arkansas' Haley Get World Marks By Dean Bailey Two sophomores, Lee McRae of the University of Pittsburgh and Rod-die Haley of Arkansas, turned in world indoor bests Friday night during the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Cham-pidnships in the Myriad. McRae ripped through the 55-meter dash with a winning time of 5.99 seconds and becoming the first to ever run the event in a time under six seconds. Haley ran away from No. 1- and 2-ranked sprinters in the event, Carl Lewis and Canadian Ben Johnson, but his best in the event, 6.06 seconds, was still a bit short of Lewis' world indoor best of 6.02 seconds set in 1983. McRae said his time Friday night speaks for itself. "I know deep in my heart I can do better," he said. "If they have any qualms about it, let them step onto the NCAA Track the field in winning his qualifying heat race in the 500meter dash. His time of 1:00.69 is the fastest ever for the event indoors, breaking the previous mark of 1:00.85 set earlier this year by Clarence Daniel. Haley has run the 500 only two times this year and has broken the world mark on both occasions. He set a world indoor best in January in his first attempt at the distance this year, turning in a time of 1:01.18. McDaniel ran his 1:00.85 a couple of weeks later. Other NCAA champions crowned Friday were Kenny Harrison of Kansas State in the long jump, Doug Fraley of Fresno State in the pole vault and Tore Gustafs-son of Washington State in the 35-pound weight throw. Arkansas, shooting for its third straight NCAA men's indoor, team title, appeared to be on course, qualifying all its entries in the running events. McRae had gone a long way this year in establishing himself as the No. 1 sprinter in the world in the 55 meters, an event that is run only at indoor meets. Friday night McRae went all the way with, his 5.99-second performance. Earlier this year he beat the world's track." McRae beat a formi-dable field Friday night, a field which included Olympians Sam Graddy of Tennessee and Chidi Imoh of Missouri. Graddy had broken his own meet record of 6.12 second in the prelims with a time of 6.03 seconds. McRae (6.07) outdueled Imoh (6.10) in their prelim heat. In the finals, McRae burst from the pack with about 15 meters to go and left everyone lie-hind. Graddy, the defending champion in the 55, finished second in 6.05, followed by Leroy Burrell of Houston (6.12), Luis Marales of Southern Cal (6.19) and Imoh (6.20). "I felt with me and him (Graddy) in the race it was going to be fast," said McRae. "I knew I was going to give-him all the competition I could." McRae, whose previous best this year was 6.06 seconds, said he wasn't surprised at breaking the six-second barrier. "I had a feeling I had a chance," he said. "I knew if I put a lot of work on my start that I would go under six. "Earlier today I was joking around with some of the guys, and I told them I was going to break the record." Haley, from Texarka- NCAA Indoor Championships I. Tore Gustafsson, Washington Slate, 74-3 ); 2. Conor McCul-louoh, Boston, 70-3; 3. Tony Boston, 64-9 3i; 4. Kenny, Boston College, 65-3 by Doug Hoke Lee McRae of Pitt (center) sprints toward the 55-meter finish line in a world best time of 5.99 seconds. AMERICAN INDOOR RECORD set bv Carl Lewis, USA, 1983; NCAA MEET RECORD set by Sam Graddy, In prelims of NCAA MEET); 25-8 Mass, UTEP, 25-8 I'i; 6. Kival, Iowa Slate, 25-7 IV. Heat 1: 1. Paul Donovan, Arkansas, ?:54.5S; 2. Chris Brewster, Michloan, 7:54 8?; 3. Gerry O'Reilly, Villa nova, 4. 7:55.07; Brian Abshire, Auburn, 7:55.38; 5. Keith Hanson, Marquette, 7:57.80; 6. Ronald Harris, U.S. Naval Academy, 8:00.14; 7. Are Nakklm, Bos-Ion, B.-O0.15; 8. Peter McColesn, Alabama, 8:04.05 Heat 2: 1. Rat Wyns, Iowa Slate, 7:56.07; 2. Martin Redmond, Manhattan, 7:56.17; 3. Joe P. Falcon, Arkansas, 7:56.31); 4. Jean-Pierre NcaWsenea, West Virolnle, 7:56; 5. Oeorse Nicholas, North Carolina, 7 :5?.20; 6. Peter VoxMk-erkhove, Clcmson, 8:06.22; Kleran Slack, lona, 8:13.52. Qualifiers to final Chris Brewster, Wyns, Iowa Stale; mond, Manhattan; Brian Abshlre, Auburn; Joe Falcon, Paul Donovan, Arkansas; erre Naaylsenga, 1 Gerry O'Reilly, Vlllanova. na, Texas, said he isn't particularly fond of the 500meter event. He won the NCAA outdoor 400-meter race last year and is ranked third in the world in the 400. "The 500 isn't my favorite," he said. "It's too long. . .1 don't take the 500 seriously, but I'm beginning to like it. I think I can run a minute even. I'll try to do it tomorrow (in tonight's finals)" Haley led a contingent of five Arkansas individuals to qualify for tonight's finals. The Ra-zorbacks also qualified their 3,200-meter relay team Arkansas senior Paul Donovan was the leading qualifier in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 7:5 4.5 8. Teammate Joe Falcon qualified in the 3,000 as well. Donovan also ran a leg on Arkansas' relay team, which turned in a time of 7:27.83, fifth best. Georgetown was the fastest qualifying team with a time of 7:22.67. Other finals qualifiers for Arkansas were Doug Consiglio in the 1,000 meters (2:22.33) and Gary Taylor in the mile. Arkansas' three long jumpers, Mike Davis, Joey Wells and John Register, all finished out of the points Friday night as did Razorback pole vaulter Jeff Pas-coe. Harrison won the long jump with a leap of 26 feet, 9 inches. Raymond Humphrey of Georgetown took second, going 26-7. Fraley won the vault, clearing 18 feet, 3 inches. He failed three times to clear 18-7, which would have broken former Oklahoma State vaulter Joe Dial's meet record of 18-7 set last year. Oklahoma's Terry Womack tied for sixth, clearing 17-7. Gustafsson, the NCAA outdoor champion in the hammer throw last year, won the 35-pound weight throw, a new indoor event, with a toss of 74 feet, 3 inches.' Connor McCullough of Boston University took seconds with a throw of 70-3. Villanova's foursome of Grant Davis, Tony Valentine, Edwin Modi-bedi and Charles Jenkins broke the meet record in the 1,600-meter relay with a time of 3:07.84 during qualifying for the event. SMU set the previous mark of 3:08.5 last year. One meet record fell during the afternoon preliminaries. Freddie Williams of Abilene Christian ran a 2:21.74 to break the previous mark of 2:22.01 set last year by Gawain Guy of Rice. Guy and Robin Van Helden of Louisiana State ran the l,000in 2:21.83 and 2:21.95, respectively, both times also under Guy's previous record. Finals in all other events are scheduled to start at 6:30 to-night.There was no official crowd count available Friday night, but it was estimated a between 2,500 and 3,000. 8tsN Phots Louis Slate, 2:21.95; 3. Palurobo, lllnois State, 2:72.20; 4. Ibrahim Okash, George Mason, 7-Ti.U: 5. Steve Ave, SI. Joe's, 2:22.37; 6. Regis Humphrey, Ne-orasfca, 2:23.58; 1. Mike Elliot, Southern Winds, 2:27.17. Heat 2: I. Dourglas Consiglio. Arkansas, 2:22.33; 2. John Evans, Providence, 2:22.46; 3. Dave Fuhrmann, North Carolina, 2-.J2.S0; 4. Victor Noubeni, Western Kenlucky, 2:22.84; 5. John McCrisJrtl, Dartmouth, 2:24.78; i. 1. Freddie Williams, Abilene Christian, 2:21.74 (New meet record, breaks old record of 2:22.0!, Gawain Guy. Rice, 1985); 2. Octavius Clark. Florida Slate, 2:21.94; 3. Jeff Javnes. Idaho State, 2:21.99; 4, Sean O'Neill, Villanova, 2:226; 5. Yul Provanch, Auburn, 2:22.84; 6. Pablo Squella, Texas, (did no) qualify). Heat 1: t. Arkansas. 7:27.83; 2. suston Bapllsl, 7:28.10; 3. Norlh-estern, 7:28.18; 4. Michigan ate, 7:28.53; 5. LSU, 730.27. Heat 2: 1. Georgetown, 7:22.67 lew meet record, new event);2. Vaulter Chris Bohanan of Kansas after clearing 17-3. by Doug Hoke is all smiles Torrence Topples NCAA 55-Meter Dash Record Georgie Runner Sets Sprint Mark at 6.62 OeRousselle, SW Louisiana, 1:03.93. Heat 2: 1. Derwln Graham, Baylor, 1:07.27; 2. Carl Johnson, Eastern Michigan, 1:02.65; 3. Troy Simon, Manhattan, 1:03.83; 4. Mike Krettnbrlnk, Georgia Tech, 1:04.18; 5. Mtn While, SW Louisiana, 1:05.96. Heal 3: 1. Dennis Mitchell, Matter son, SMU, 1:04,02; 5. Jamie Person, SW Texas Slate, 1:04 05; 6. Maurice Holt, Texas A&M, 104.72. Heat A: 1. Charles Jenkins, Jr., Vlllanova, 1:01.13; 2. Thomas Johnson, Florida State, 1:01,25; 3. Marcus Black, Clermon, 1:02,31; 4. Anthony Bennon, South Carolina, 1:03.23; 5. Dvvovne Hall, Northern UTEP,a'l;04.98. ' Lewis, Harris. Iowa Stole, 1:01.95: old Spells, SMU, 1:02.22; 4. Everett Borhwm, tonisns, 1:03.22; 5. Ken- Kansas State's Kenny Harrison leaps to victory In the triple Jump Final attempt. Matt Photo b Doug Note on his Bv Tom Kensler Gwen Torrence of Georgia turned the tables on best friend Michelle Finn of Florida State and in turn established an NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship meet record Friday night In the women's 55-meter dash at the Myriad. Torrence, a junior from Decatur, Ga., passed Finn after about 20 meters and streaked across the finish line in 6.62 seconds to shatter the former meet record of 6.70 set in 1984 by Nebraska's Merlene Ottey. Also smashing an NCAA women's indoor meet record Friday night was Rice University shot putter Reglna Cavanaugh, whose toss of 57-11 bested the former record by exactly a foot. Meg Ritchie of Arizona set the former mark of 56-11 at the 1983 indoor championships. It was Cavanaugh's third consecutive NCAA indoor title and beat her previous personal best by more than 16 inches. Torrence's 55-metor dash effort gave her more than a record; perhaps just as Importantly It also allows her friendship braggln' rights. Torrence placed second to Finn last Mnrch at the 1985 NCAA indoor meet In Syracuse when she ran 6.76 and Finn won In 6.75. Torrence and Finn began travelling together to summer meets last year. "I told Michelle today that we had to forgot about our friendship during the race," Torrence said, "but that whatever happened we'd still be friends afterward. "She had beaten me in indoor and, outdoor nationals last year, and I think I wanted it more this year," Torrence added. "I told myself that if I was out in front at the beginning, that nobody would beat me, and that if I was second, well, nobody would still beat me. Michelle started out ahead, but I thought I could catch her," Finn, an FSU junior from Orlando, Fla., said she wasn't overly disappointed since her runner-up time of 6.72 is a personal best. "That, and because if you have to lose, it's easier to lose to a friend," Finn said. "The first 20 meters I was out really good, but I didn't stay in the 'drive' position like I should have." Torrence set a new meet record in the preliminaries, winning her heat in 6.63. Then she beat that by one-hundreth of a second in the finals. "I was surprised I ran that fast in the prelims," Torrence said, "because that race felt very slow. I'm a little scared of board tracks, but I seem to run my best races on them." Torrence has a personal best of 6.57 In the 55 meters. The world indoor best is 6,54, held jointly by Evelyn Ashford (1982) and Jeanette Bolden (1985). "I was hoping to get closer to the world record," Torrence said, "Maybe next time." Cavanaugh, a senior nt Rice, hit 57 foot for her first time ever Heat : 1. Roddlc Haley, Arkansas, 110.69 (Breaks WORLD RECORD of 1:00.85 by Clarence Daniel, USA, 1984, AMERICAN Heat I: I. Vlllanova, 3:07.84 (Dreaks NCAA MEET RECORD of 3:08.5 bv SMU, 1985; 2. SMU, 3:08.39; 3. Bnvlor, 3:09,68; 4. Auburn, 309.95. Heal 1: 1. Florida Stale, 3:10.24; 2. TCU, 3:11.22; 3. Texas Tech, 3:11.67; 4. Mlchlsan, 3:17.7. in competition on the first throw. She reached 57-11 on her third attempt. "Shot putters don't reach their indoor record' of "mbs by peak until their late 20's ," Cava- ii?Eb M naugh said "so I'm ready to rtntX'i break 60 (feet) in the next few 3. Michael Greene, U.S. Naval .. Academy, 1:02.69; 4. Zorabo Ross, years. Ohio Slalc. 1:03.14; S. David Pel- The University of Texas, which "-hm1,, v- has 10 individuals and both relay jny. 2. Kevin gowniine, teams entered, is considered an Fresno ' Slalo, 1.03.00; 4. Rodney odds-on favorite to win the worn- gSPg!- W'fflSil" Z)s&l; en's team title tonight, The meet ,Guv scon, Michigan is scheduled to resume at 6:30 ' ' Qualifiers to nmi p.m. today in the Myriad with fi- J0& PTmllW: rffiSS nals in the women's triple jump, R sg-w to Owed bV finals n the mens Hnlov, Arkansas; Edwin triple jump. Tribe Slams Padres, 10-2 TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Tom Candiotti pitched four shutout innings and Brook Jacoby and Cory Snyder each cracked two-run doubles as the Cleveland Indians routed the San Diego Padres 10-2 in a Cactus League exhibition game Friday, Candiotti, 1-0, gave up three hits while striking out five and walking one, The Former Milwaukee Brewer righthander used his knucklebnll to stop the Padres, Candiotti began throwing the pitch last season with Milwaukee's Class AAA team In Vancouver, Cleveland scored nine runs in the first two innings, seven off starting pitcher Dave Drn-vocky, 1-1, Jim Kern pitched two scoreless Innings. Texas; Sue Schroeder. Mlchloat Lisa Breidlno, Kentucky; Sleohan ie Herbsf, Wisconsin; Elliobet Lynch, Alabama; Jacaue Struck huff, Kansas Stale; Andre: Everett, Purdue. , State, 2:46.73; ' Amber Bullock, Oklahoma 2:47.54; 5. Melody Sue, Arkansas 2:48.84; 6. Kelll Berv, Michigan 2:49.09; 7. Pam Raglin, Easlen Kentucky, 2:50.17. Heat t 1. Cathy Schmidt Michigan, 2:44.02; 2. Anns Sladler ' E'asiern ' Michigan, Sandra Braasch. Florl da, 2:48.6?; 5. Cvd Thomas, Mis- Kansas State, 2:4 Bowman, 6. Loreen White Eastern Michigan, 2:47.01; 5. Linda Spaaroaren, Washington Stale, 2;A3; 6. Mary Parrolt, Indiana, 2:59.82. Karol Davidson, Texas; Ellsa Fronini, Kentucky; Cathy Schmidt, Michigan; Anne Sfadler, Kansas Stale; Andrea Bowman, Eastern Michigan; Susan Nash, Florida; Camille Rivard, Washington Slate; Evelyn Adiru. Alabama. Florida Slate, TCU record; Bronki i record ol 6.70 H1: 4. Camilla Coalet. Abilona Christian, 4.84; S, Angela Tnnckor, Ne&roska, H; 6, Mary floulrion, Texas, 6.89. Hoot Is 1. Sue Schroeder, Mlchlsan, 9;1SV1, 1, Jacaue Stnickhuff, Kansas 51 Me, 9:16,33; 3. N-lele, Tevi, 9:16.34; 4. pnm Klnasnn, Rid, 9:17.80: S. Slacln Prov, Pnn Slalo, 9:19.39; 6. Kallo Ithmael, Wisconsin, 9;!0,74) 7. Chris Vanntla, Kansas Stats, 9:23.91; . Jill Holiday, Drlgham Vouno, 9:S0.JI). Meat J: 1, Stephanie Horbil, Wlnconiln-M.ctlson, 9:11,94; 2, Elliabelli l.vnch, Alabama, 9:12,88; 3, Ll Bmlalno, Kentucky, 9:14.5?: 4, Andrea Kverelt, Purriiin, 9:17.84; S, Audrey Pierce, Kentucky, 9:13.94; 6. Hoflv Murray, North Carolina, 9:12.86; 7. Colelto Goudronu, Indiana, 9:32,14; 8. I.Ian Welch, notion, 9:33,79. "Rice; Ut Nfitfile, Heat 1: Nebraska, 3:41.75; 2. Florida. 8:42.20; 3. Brigharn Young, 8:43.02; 4. Rice. S:44.44, 5. LSU, 8:44.78. Heat 2: 1. Virginia, 6:42.47; 2. Villanova, 8:42.70; 3. Georgelown, 8:54.62; 4. Florida Slate, 8:54.44; Texas, 8:55.56; Yale, 8:57.51. Qualifiers to final Nebraska, Florida, Brigharn Young, Rice, LSU, Virginia, Vlllanova, Georgetown. Heat t: 1. Lillie Leatherwood. Alabama, 1:11.82; 2. Adrfone Diamond, Indiana. 1:12.03; 3. GerraHe McCraw, USC, 1:12.45; 4. Terry Dendv, George Mason, 1:12.38; 5. Penny Sparks, Tempie, 1:14.81. Heat 2: 1. Michelle Maxev, Kansas State, 1:11.12; 2. Schowan-da Williams, LSU, 1:11.54; 3. Justine Craig. GSU. 1:12.24; 4. Barwt- 1:16.22. Heat 3: 1. Lelsa Davis Knowles, OSU, 1:10.44, 2. Llnella Wilson, Nebraska, 1:1 1.29; 3. Denise Milchell, Florida, '5:12.53; 4. Hea! 4: 1. Ilrey Oliver, Tennessee, 1:11.29; 2. Nawal El Mou-tawakel, Iowa Slate, 1:12.14; 3. Chris Crowtber. Florida, 1:12.50; 4. Michelle Collins, Delaware Stale, 1:12.69; 5. Maureen Stewart, Rice, 1:13.16; 6, Sametr Kins, Texas, 1:14.82. Lillie Leatherwood, Alabama; Michetle Maxev, Kansas Slate; Schowanda Williams, LSU; Leisa avis Knowles, OSU. Unelta Wilson, Nebraska; Ilrey Oliver, Ten- ieO0-UIr Relay Heat 1: 1. Texas, 3:36.59 (Breaks NCAA MEET RECORD Heat 2: !. LSU, 3:41,15; 2. USC. 3:41.41; 3. Illinois, 3:42.81; 4. 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