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March 31, 1991

Texas wins 4th in row in NCAA swimming

Senior Shaun Jordan won two more gold medals last nightleading Texas to its fourth consecutive National Collegiate Athletic Association men's swimming and diving championship.

Texas became the fourth school to win four NCAA titles in a row, joining Indiana, Michigan and Southern California.

The Longhorns scored 476 points to 420 for Stanford. Florida had 313 and Southern Cal 312.

It's the second consecutive year that teams from Texas and Stanford have finished 1-2 in both the men's and women's NCAA swimming and diving meets.

Jordan took his fourth gold medal of the meet by winning the 100-yard freestyle in 42.45 seconds to 42.69 by Jon Olsen of Alabama. Jordan also was the 50-yard freestyle winner.

* Mark Tewksbury shaved 13-hundredths of a second off his short-course world record in the 100-meter backstroke on the final day of a World Cup swimming meet.

Tewksbury was clocked in 52.58 seconds, breaking the record of 52.71 he set in a World Cup event earlier this month in Bonn, Germany.



Navy's varsity heavyweight crew opened its 1991 rowing season with a convincing victory over host Princeton and Columbia, capturing two trophies in the same race.

In past years, Navy and Princeton traditionally opened their seasons competing for the Navy-Princeton Rowing Cup, and Columbia and Navy later held a race for the Stevenson Cup. Yesterday, the two events were contested in the same race, and Navy, by virtue of its first-place finish in the varsity race ahead of Princeton and Columbia, took both trophies back to Annapolis.

* Oxford beat Cambridge for the 15th time in the last 16 years in the 137th Boat Race along the River Thames in London.

The favored Oxford crew, which won by four lengths, included Americans Hamish Hume and Joseph Michels.


Led by Frenchmen Alain Gautier and Christophe Auguin, 17 solo yachtsmen sailed out of Punta del Este, Uruguay, and began the 6,000-mile fourth and final leg of the BOC Challenge around-the-world race.

Light, 5-knot westerly winds barely filled sails and hampered maneuvering as the fleet left the harbor and headed north toward Newport, R.I., where the 27,000-mile race began Sept 15.

Gautier's 18.3-meter Generali Condorde and Augin's Groupe Sceta rounded the final buoy and headed out to sea together, followed by Mark Plant of the United States aboard Duracel, Australian Kanga Birtles on Jarkan and Ecureuill, skippered buy Isabelle Autissier of France, the lone woman in the race.


Arturo Barrios of Mexico set a world best by covering 13.114 miles in a one-hour run in La Fleche, France. Barrios broke the mark of 13.017 miles by Jos Hermens of the Netherlands in 1976. Hermens is Barrios' manager.

Last year, Dionisio Castro of Portugal fell one yard short in his attempt for the record. Barrios holds the world record for 10,000 meters with 27 minutes, 8.23 seconds, set in Berlin, Germany, in 1989.

* Danette Young won both the 400 and 200 meters and Keith Brantly his second event in two days for MVP honors at the 48th annual Florida Relays in Gainesville.

Young, the top-ranked U.S. female sprinter in the 200 and third in the world, won gold medals at that distance in last year's Olympic Festival and Goodwill Games. Shje had an easy time Saturday, winning the 200 in 23.10 and the 400 in 53.07.

5/8 Park Young-kyun of South Korea deposed Antonio Esparragosa (30-2-4) of Venezuela as the World Boxing Association's featherweight championship by winning a unanimous decision in his hometown of Kwangju.

The three American judges voted for Park. The South African referee did not score the bout.

Park is 18-1-1 with 10 knockouts, Esparragosa, who had made eight title defenses, is 30-2-4. Both fighters weighed 127 1/4 pounds.


College baseball

Miami coach Ron Fraser earned his 1,200th career victory when the Hurricanes pounded Northeastern, 17-6, in the first game of a doubleheader.


Lee Trevino shot a 5-under-par 67, with an eagle and four birdies, to tie for the lead with Miller Barber after two rounds of the the Fuji Electric Grandslam seniors tournament in Kurimoto, Japan.

Auto racing

Defending NHRA pro-stock drag racing champion Darrell Alderman was out on $10,000 bond after pleading innocent to drug charges in Lexington, Ky.

The drag racer was arraigned Friday in U.S. District Court in Lexington. No trial date was set.


Former National Basketball Association player Grant Gondrezick, 25, was free on $500 bond after a 19-year-old woman accused him of attacking her in his motel room during a season-ending farewell for the La Crosse Catbirds of the Continental Basketball Association.

* Jimmy Oliver of Purdue scored 25 points and earned Most Valuable Player honors as the West beat the East, 122-113, in the NABC All-Star Game in Indianapolis on Friday night.

* Cleveland Cavaliers center Brad Daugherty has been told he has a moderate right foot sprain sustained in the closing seconds of Thursday night's 102-95 victory over the Washington Bullets. He will miss today's game in Philadelphia.

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