Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 5, 1974 · Page 11
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Sunday, May 5, 1974
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To Break State Collegiate Record Hess Makes Good On 17-Foot Prediction Northwest Arkontat TIMES, Sunday, May 5, 1974 JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) --: Arkansas State University pole vaulter Barney Hess was right and wrong, all in one breath. It was late April when Hess predicted he would clear 17 feel this season. He said he would probably do It in the NCAA meet in June. A few days later. Hess cleared 17-OiA "in the Southland Conference meet in Lake Charles. La. "I knicked (he bar a little," he said. "So when I landed in the pit I just lay there watching it for a split second. It was really good to get over that heighth because I've been trying for so lung," Coghlan, Wohlhuter Blister Track In Marine Relays Event QUANTICO, Va. (AP) -- Eamonn Coghlan completed a unique double hy w i n n i n g the Invitational mile, teenager Robin Campbell set one record and won twice and Rick Wohlhuter Billy Williams Hits Winning Homer In 11th CHICAGO CAP) -- Billy Williams hit his fifth home run of the season with one out in the lllli inning Saturday, giving the Chicago Cubs n 32 t r i u m p h over (he Cincinnati Reds. W i l l i a m s , who also scored the tying run with two out in the n i n t h , connected off reliever Fred N o r m a n . The Cubs, held to three singles llirough eight innings by Roger Nelson, tied the score with two unearned r u n s in the ninth. With one out. Carmei Faiunne reached second on i throwing error by third base- nun D;irrcl Chancy, who entered the game in the eighth for defensive purposes. W i l l i a m s singled Kan/one home and. after pinch hitler A n d y Thornton flicd out. Jerry Morales laced a triple to right- ccnler, t y i n g the score. Nelson, a 29-year-old right- hander, allowed only one base- runner over the first five innings, a walk lo Morales in the second. Me walked Dnn Kessi- ngcr with one out in (he sixth The female contingent «*.- ,, ,,. ... ,. ., ,, ,,. . . , ., . , Baltimore (McNally 2-2 counted for three meet records _ ,., . ,,, - , , · » , . ,,. . California (Rvan 3-3) N and senior performers 35 and n'er set two more, with Glynn Wood of the A m e r i c a n U. Track Club also breaking his own American mile mark. Coghlan. a 19-year-old Villa- inva sophomore from Ireland who won the S.OIM-mcter run ·'riday, came back Saturday with a finishing kick that beat an two aUirriay blazing in the anchor legs 18th a n n u a l Marine Corps relays. Sunday Starters Americu Ltftgue Tc.xas (Hargan 1-3 and Bibby 5-2) at Boston (Tiant 1-3 and Marichal 0-1), 2 Detroit (LaGrow 2-2) at Min nesola (Blyleven 2-3) Chicago (Kaat 3-1) at Milwaukee (Slaton 3-2) New York (Dobson 2-3) at Kansas City (Busby 3-3) Cleveland (Johnson 0-2 and Kline 3-2) at Oakland (Hunter 4-2 and Odom 0-1). 2, N ;ut Greg Camp of the Atlanta Track Club in the mile. Coghlan was clocked in 4:05.5, Camp in 4-.OS.O. The Chicago Track Club won both the club and service two- mile and sprint medley relays with Wolilhuler, ti\e world record holder in the half-mile, turning in anchor legs of National League SHU Diego (Corkins 1-0 and Greif 2-4) at New York (Koos man 3-0 and Swan 0 2 ) , 2 Atlanta (Reed 4-2) at Pitts burgh (Brett 2-1) Los Angeles (John 5-0) and rookie Chris Ward followed with a pinch single on the ground pasl second, his third major league hil and the first of the game for the Cubs. Cincinnati go I its run Ken Frailing in the third and fourth innings. In the third, Joe Morgan, aboard via a forccout, stole second and scored on a single by Tony Porex. Nelson singled hunie the other run following i\Ierv Rcttcnmund's "^ingle and an infield out in the rourlh. Patterson Rehired HOUSTON (AP) -- Ray Pal- Icrson. president, and general manager of the Houston Rockets of (he National Basketball Association, has been given a new five-year contract Saturday. I'allcrsotl. hired hy the Rock els two years ago from a sirn i t a r posl wilh Hie M i l w a u k e e Bucks, had two years left on his original four-year contract. 1:48.8 in the two-mile and 1:47.8 in the sprint medley. Tom Bach. Ken Sparks, Lowell Paul and Wohlhuter set a meet record of 7:25.0 in the Iwo-mile event after (he sprint medley foursome of Angelo Nu- lall, Mike McFarland. Tom Bryan and Wohlhuter ran 3:20.4, just over tlic meet mark of :i:li).li. The Ifi-year-old Miss Camphell, a double winner last, year for Sports International, won the same two events this year, setting a record of 4:5'!.!) in the mile and taking the 880 in a no n-record 2:11.-I. Women's records also fell to veteran Willye White ol Chicago's Mayor Daley Youth Foundation, who went 20-41S in the long jump and to Karen Moller of the Delaware Sports Club, who cleared 5-10 in the high j u m p but barely missed throe times for an American mark of 6 feel. Wood, a 40-year-old Washing- n f f i l o n resident, won the seniors mile in '1:21.3 That broke the American record of '!:2(i,(i4 he ·id last week in the Perm Tic- lays and shattered the meet marl! of 4:41.6. The seniors 100 was won by 15-year-old John Moon, a veteran sprinter who now is track coach . at Scion Hall, in 10.9. That obliterated the meet mark 12.3. Denisc Wood, a school teacher from Haledon, N.,1,, also became a double winnner when she took the women's discus with a non-record 152-7 after laving defended her tide Friday in the shot put. Scion Hall won bolh college sprint relays, the -HO in 41.4 iind the 880 in 1:25.6. Essc* Community College took the major college sprint medley in 3:2R.ti and N a v y (he m a i n college two-mile in 7:38.4. Philadelphia (Ruthven 1-1) Sau Francisco (Caldwell 4- and Bradley 2-3) at Montrca (Torrez 3-1 and McAnally 1-3) 2 Cincinnati (Billingham 3-1) a Chicago {Bonham 1-4) St. Louis (Gibson 1-2) a Houston (Dierker 2-0) When he cleared 17-0'/z, Hess stablishcd a SLO, ASU and (ate collegiate record. The eld LC mark of 16-1 was set two ears ago by Lamar's John Vhilson. Hess established the ithcr two records when ilcared 16-614 at Jonesboro in 970. Mess probably would have .opped the 17-foot mark long ago except for a couple of in- uries and what he admits was i bad attitude. INJURED ANKLE After clearing 16-6V4 in April 970, Hess injured an ankle and did not compete in the SLC meet. In 1971, he was off orm. In 1972, Hess was on the sideline because he broke a leg yhile working out on a trampoline. In 1973, Hess vaulted 15-6. but lost the title because he had failed at 15-0. Hess attributed part of his success this spring to teammate Earl Bell, a freshmar from Jonesboro who finished second in the meet with a 16-0 vault. "He wants my record and : ivant to get it up there when can't get it or at least where he'll have to work for it," Hess said. Poenlially, Bell is as good a vaulter as Hess. Bell ha; cleared 164 this season nn just missed twice at 16-7 in tin Kansas Relays. Bell stands G-foot-3. fou inches taller than Hess anc both agree that height, or mon importantly reach, is the bij factor in vaulting. HEIGHT HELPS "Earl's height gives him an edge, because he is driving i t a bigger angle t h a n 1 can." less said. "He's also gut a ittle speed on me and speed .clps." Hell has had more vaulting 'xperience llian Hess even lough Hess is four years older. Bell, who comes from a f a m i l y f vaullers. started vaulting at ive. Roll reached his goal of 'aulting his height when he vas seven. lie ranked f i f t h nation his senior year ligh school with a vault of 15-6, ASU Coach Guy Kochel knew vhcn he signed Bell that he ind a potential 17-foot vaullcr. What he never suspected was hat the addition of Bel! would lelp Hess. "I've worki'd harder this vear." Hess said. " . . . trying .0 protect that record and yei "ve enjoyed it. Vaulting was 'un my freshman year hut after hat it was like a job and ! didn't have any fun. It's fuu oul (here now and that makes the ;3ii fere rice." To Hess, fun is competition. GETTING TOUGHER In the past, Hess' ony competition was in tile meets ant normally 15-0 was good cnougl Lo win most of the dual meets Now, Hess has to clear lfi-0 tc lead the practice session ASU and bolh take the com petition seriously. During those minutes aftei Hess cleared 17-OV4. everybody from ASU--including Bell wa excited. Bell was also cmbai rassed. "I let Barney beat mi hy a foot." he said. After clearing 17-014, lies tried 17-6 three times, cain very close on one occasion. Hi problem at 17-li is more of iiechanical one than a physical he. Hess has trained on a 10-foot 05-pound polo and now feels lie ccds to move up to a 170- ound plus pole. "I've got just about every- liing 1 can get oul of lO-lliy," te said. "I'll either have to gel a s t i f f e r pole or some weight. 1 leed the 17fl plus so it w i l l hrow me a little harder. I'll be ible lo put more into it and get uore out of it. Essentially, the problem Hess s facing with the lG-!(i5 is (hat he bends the pole too much md. thereforcdoes not come up (llickly enough. T E R R I F I C BENO "It bent on me so much oil hose 17-fi jumps that actually I was underneath the pole anil lad to try lo pull back and over at Hie same lime." he said. Kochel has n new pole or- Icred and Hess may have plenly of lime lo put in three weeks of practice prior to the NCAA :hampionsliips June 6. in Austin. Tex-. Only eis?lil vaullers in the vvorld have surpassed it this season and only three are eligible to compete in the N'CAA. Hess would like to continue vaulting after his college eligibility ends in June, but he sate it depends on what happens be- Iween now an:l June and whal he docs afler school. "If I can clear 17-6 and get over 17 feet consistently thci I'll consider vaulting as ai amateur." he said. Roth ITess and Bel! qualifiet for the NCAA meet [Ins year when they lopped 16-3. In las year's NCAA, the winning vaul was I7-.'I. 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