Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 19, 1974 · Page 17
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 17

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Sunday, May 19, 1974
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Norrhwert Arkentoi TIMES, Sun., May 19, 1974 FAVrTTtVILLI. AKKANUl Before Breaking Record Crockett Eyed 8.9 PEORIA, 111. (AP) -- A week ago Saturday in Knoxvillo. Term., Ivory Crockett borrowed a pencil and piece of paper, scribbled down a number and stuck the paper in his left shoe. He then went out and ran tho 100-yard dash in a world record 9.0 seconds. The number he had written on (lie paper was 8.9. "I did 9-flat," he -said. "It somebody rims 8.9 tomorrow, it's fine with me. "I apprecialc the time I Rot. It's a world what else could 1 wish for?' 1 Crockett oE Peoria, wasn't al 1 ways the world's fastest human. His best official lime bo fore Saturday was S.I. He saic it was a time he "was tired of running." Crockett said he had always had a problem starting, and that a had siart could affect lib enlire race. "I've just been working or it," lie .said. "And it finalyl all oiled together. This time it all :ame together." He also hart some extra motivation for the race, part of the Tom Black Classic Track Meet sponsored by the University of Ten IK*S sec, Also r u n n i n g was sprinter Reggie .Jones of Tennessee, who in (he Dogwood Relays in April was the only runner to beat Crockett this year, "All day Saturday all I heard was Reggie Jones, Reggie Jones." lie said, "It's f i n e lo have confidence in a young athlete, but they were all ready for him to break the world record. "They had all the clocks and wind gauges in the world down there. 1 got emotionally volved." Crockett said his wife urgec him to run Saturday. "I h;id trouble getting lo the meet and 1 called my wife anc told her I was coming home,' h e ^ s a i d . "She said, 'No, you'rt ;oing to break the world record'." Crockett, 24. grew up in Web ster Groves. Mo., and has been r u n n i n g since he was a high school sophomore. He ran fo Southern Illinois University and lias worked as a sales rep rcsenliitive for a compute company here since last Au gust. His run shaved a tenth of second off the previous work record held by Boh Hayes, now a wide receiver with the Dalla Cowboys of the National Foot ball Leauge. "The phone's been ringin ever since it happened," h said. Crockett said he doesn't, know if he can officially run that 8. he predicted for last Saturday' race, or even whether he ca m a i n t a i n his pace al 9.0. But he will trv at the Mod esto and Kennedy Relays : California. May r Briggs Spark Brewers M I L W A U K E E (AP) -- Dave May and Johnny Briggs hit home runs, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-2 victo ry over the New York Yankees Saturday. Winner Kevin Kobel. 3-1, who had beaten Uie Yankees to New York last Sunday, surrended a two-run homer to Bill Sudakis in the eighth and needed reh'ei help in that Inning. May gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead in the first inning against Mel Stoltlemyre, 5-5, with his seventh homer of the haseba season. It was his fifth in his last eight games. Bobby Mitchell walked with one out in the Brewer second and scored all the way from first on a long single by Pedro Garcia. Garcia took second on the throw from the outfield and scored on a single by Robin Yotint, giving the Brewers a 3-1 lead. Red Sox Hammer Baltimore BALTIMORE (AP) -- Bcrnie C a r h o , Dick McAuliffe, Mario Guerrero and Rico Pelrocelli delivered run scoring singles in Phillips' HR Rescues Giants SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -Mike Phillips walloped a three- run homer in the eighth inning, carrying the San Francisco Giants to a 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres Saturday. Gary Matthews walked with two out off San Diego starter Steve Arlin. 1-5. to start, the Giants' rally. Steve Ontiveros followed with a ground-rule double and then Phillips hom- ered on an 0-1 count over the right field fence. Arlin fell behind in the first inning on Bobby Bonds' double, Tito Fuenles' sacrifice hunt and a sacrifice fly by Garry Maddox. The Padres then took a 2-1 lead on successive homers by Nate Colbert and Willie McCovey. It was Colbert's sixth homer and McCnvey's second of the baseball season. six-run seventh inning tha lifted the Boston Red Sox to 10-2 victory over the Oriole Saturday. With the score tied 1-1. Petro celli led off with a sharp sing off the glove of third basema Brooks Robinson and lose Ross Grimsley, 4-4, walkec Dwight Evans. Carbo linglec for one run, Danny Cater hit sacrifice fly which also se C a r b o t o second an McAuliffe 1 ! single made it and chased Grimsley. Juan Beniquiez and Guenwn greeted reliever Bob Reynolc with singles and, after Be iquez stole third, Carlton Fisk grounder got him home wi the fifth run of the inning. Carl Yastrzemski single knocking out Reynolds, ai Petrocelli singled off Jesse ,I ferson for the final run of t! inning. Luis Tiant, 3-5, went t! route although the Oriol reached him for 11 hits, i eluding Boog. Powell's secoi home run of the season in t' eighth inning. Like Derby, Indy Steeped In tradition y THE ASSOCIATKD PRESS Al Churchill Downs, it's a reathless two minutes. At ndy. it's a three hour thriller. Both sports spectacles of pring thrive on horsepower, ·nether it's the sound of muted hoof beats or ear-piercing ngines. But the colt is the star of the entucky Derby. At the In- throw. 5 ianapolis 500. it's the driver cross, vho earns the honors. Lasl ear. Secretariat became the irst Triple Crown winner in 2! ·ears. This year, A.J. Foyt Jr icpes to become the first four ime winner of Indy.' The Twin Spires atop the an iquated cluhhouse are the hall mark of Churchill Downs, am entimentalists are hardpressec o hold back the tears when hey hear "My Old Kentucky Some." "Back Home Again in In diana" evokes the same emo ion at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where the old red rick starting line probably is more famous than the Towe Thoroughbreds parading to he post bring gooseflesh. So does Tony Hulman's order ndy of "Gentlemen, start you engines!" And once they're off, there' :he same tingle of excitement Sraceful animals jockey for po sition along the rail much th same as low-slung, high-pow ered hybrid machines roar in deadly pack into the first turn. In the Ohio River city o Louisville, the Downs is dirk except for a couple dozen days in the fall and about a month a Derby time. II It weren't fo that premier race for 3-year olds for the past 100 yean an the first step toward the sport Triple Crown, the Downs woul have been demolished long ago The profit* from Derby Day which this year drew a recorc 163,628 fant who bet more tha {7.8 million, make up for the losses incurred during the re* racing dates. In the motor-racing capita which also happens to be tl capital of Indiana, the Speed way is a virtual gold mine even though it lies dormant 11 months of the year except for occasional tire tests. It comes alive d u r i n g the month of May. what with practice runs arid qualifications. And on race day, fans estimated at upward of 350.000 swarm over the vast complex, enough in the infield alone to make up the entire Dei 1 by crowd. Mets Stay Hot, Blank Expos NEW YORK (AP) - Jon 1 Matlack fired a four-hitter and Rusty Staub and Wayne Garrett drove in two runs apiece in the first inning, leading the surging New York Mets to a 6-0 rout of the Montreal Expos Saturday. The Mets, who have won ree in a row and seven of ne after a slow start, jumped 2. for all their runs in the rst three innings. Bud Harrelson led off with an field hit and went to third on leon Jones' one-out single ith Jones taking second on the throw. Staub singled them both John Milner also singled and [ter Dave Schneck struck out arrett laced a double off the love of diving center fielde: an Woods for two more runs. The Mets added two runs in the third on Staub's infield hit ingles by Milner and Schneck nd Ron Hodges' sacrifice fly. The only hits off Matlack. 5-1 were Bob Bailey's third-inning ingle following a two-out error i bloop single by pinch hitte Perry Humphrey in the sev enth, Hal Breeden's two-ou double in the eighth and Woods eadoff single in the ninth, Philadelphia Drubs Pirates Sweden Tops Poland BAASTAD, Sweden (AP) -doubles victory by Bjorn Borg arid Ove Bengtson gave Sweden an insurmountable 3 0 lead Saturday against Poland in the Davis Cup European Zone Section A tennis quarter-finals. Borg and Bengtson defeated Wojciect Fibak and Tadeusz Nowicke 6-4, B-8, 6-1, 6-4 to clinch Sweden's triumph in the best-of-five series. Sweden will face Holland in the semifinals next weekend. PITTSBURGH (AP) - Del Unser hit » three-run homer ind Mike Schmidt blasted a two-run shot in a seven-run sixth inning that carried the Philadelphia Phillies to an 9-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirales Saturday. Schmidt's homer came off loser Bob Moose, 1-5, after single by Tommy Button. Later in the inning. Unser homered off reliever John Morlan after run scoring singles by Dave Cash and Larry Bowa. Aggies Sign Jones COLLEGE STATION, Tex (AP) -- Texas AM has com pleted its 1974 basketball re cruiting with the signing o Steve Jones from Houston Wheatley and Hill Junior Col lege. Schmidt scored the first run the game for the Phillies m. e second inning on Mike An- rson's sacrifice f l y . A wild pitch by Ron Schueler. ored a run for Pittsburgh m e second and Willie Stargell- t a home run in the sixth, hu" xth of the baseball season. SVi* 7Vi% We turn * «»vt»g» wofn awl Merest rat* to me Foyetteville Savings Loan Association Ml N. 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