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January 28, 1991

Johnson wins first since testing positive

Ben Johnson won the 55-meter -- in 6.20 seconds, a Canadian record, at the Ottawa Winternational Indoor Games on Saturday night, his first victory in three tries since he tested positive for using steroids.

Johnson's time was far off the 6.01 he ran while he was using the performance-enhancing drugs. The first-place finisher in the 100-meter -- at the 1988 Olympics, he was suspended for two years after testing positive for steroids.

In the first race of his comeback, he finished second to American Daron Council at 50 meters Jan. 11 in Hamilton, Ontario. He also was the runner-up to another American, Andre Cason, at 50 meters Jan. 18 in Los Angeles.

Canadian Brian Morrison finished second to Johnson Saturday night in 6.21, tying the previous Canadian record set by Mark McKoy in 1983.

Johnson had a better start than in his previous two races. But he said he still has to work at getting out of the blocks quicker.

"As each race goes by, I feel like I'm better," he said. "The body takes a while to bounce back after 2 1/2 years off the track."


The Navy men's fencing team defeated five teams and lost to three in the Penn State Invitational on Saturday in University Park, Pa. Art Glasgow won 20 bouts in foil and Paul Hanover won 18 bouts in epee to lead the Middies. In the women's competition, Navy had two wins and six losses. Amy Lawless and Bonnie Roberts each recorded 12 wins for Navy.

* Navy lost in squash to Princeton, 7-2, in Annapolis. Jamie Slough, playing second on the ladder, won in three sets over Alex Marx, and Casey Garwood, playing at number three, got the other Navy win in a five-set match.

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