Navy wins first Heptagonals since '45Brian Proctor won the...

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May 06, 1991

Navy wins first Heptagonals since '45

Brian Proctor won the 100- and 200-meter sprints and Johnny Fox posted a personal best in winning the 400 meters yesterday as Navy captured its first Heptagonals outdoor track championship since 1945.

Navy dominated from start to finish in the 10-team meet at Princeton, N.J., that also includes Army and the eight Ivy League schools. The Mids' winning score of 142 points was the second highest in meet history, behind Dartmouth's 149 in 1988.

Women's lacrosse

Towson State retained its East Coast Conference women'lacrosse championship, beating the University of Delaware, 11-6, Towson. It was Delaware's fourth straight title-round loss.

Patti Stermer's first goal of the year broke a 6-6 tie less than a minute into the second half for Towson State (9-6). The Tigers completed the job by shutting out Delaware (6-11) for the half to stretch a scoreless span to 34 minutes, 9 seconds.

Towson State drew on the experience of its seniors to stifle Delaware at both ends of the field. Gina Daniel (three goals), the game's fastest player, was outstanding both ways and was complemented by Anita Noel on defense and Lisa Marsiglia (three goals) on offense.

As for coming into the season with a veteran team, first-year coach Alison Williams said: "Losing our first three games may have been a blessing in disguise. We started working harder as a team, and as coaches we were tougher, stricter with the players, and they responded to the challenge." (Summary, Page 7C)

Soccer

Peter Vermes took a cross from Chris Henderson and shot a volley past goalkeeper Fernando Alvez in the 26th minute to lead the United States to a 1-0 victory over Uruguay's national team in a World Series of Soccer match in Denver.

Pro basketball

Dallas Mavericks forward Roy Tarpley was arrested and charged with assaulting a woman who says she is his girlfriend, police said.

Tarpley, who was charged with misdemeanor assault, was released from the Houston Police Central Jail at 4:30 p.m. on $500 bond. If convicted, he could face up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

Sailing

David Barnes skippered the New Zealand to victory over hiItalian rivals in the second race of the International America's Cup Class yachting world championship in San Diego.

The Mercury Bay Challenge yacht, which placed third in Saturday's opening race, completed the eight-leg, 21.2-mile course off San Diego's Point Loma in 2 hours, 41 minutes, 9 seconds.

Italy's Il Moro di Venezia-3, with Paul Cayard at the helm, crossed the finish 2:09 after New Zealand to claim second place.

Tennis

Fabrice Santoro, an 18-year-old newcomer to the FrencDavis Cup team, surprised Wally Masur in the deciding match as France moved into Cup semifinals with a 3-2 victory over Australia in Nimes, France.

In other matches, Great Britain beat Poland in doubles a Warsaw to clinch its match in the Zone A Group 1 Euro-African Davis Cup, 3-0. At New Delhi, India entered the world zone qualifying round of the Davis Cup, winning the doubles and two singles matches against South Korea in the Asia-Oceania zone second-round tie. At Cairo, Egypt's Tamir el-Sawi lost only two games in an easy victory over Abdou Berthe of Senegal to take Egypt into the second round of the Davis Cup African Zone.

At Helsinki, Denmark won the Davis Cup Euro-African Zone Group 1 match, defeating Finland, 3-2. At Manila, Felix Barrientos defeated Xia Jiaping, 6-3, 6-2, 6-1, clinching a victory over China, 4-1.

* Top seed Andre Agassi defeated David Wheaton, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1, to win his third straight AT & T Challenge tennis tournament at Roswell, Ga.

Richey Reneberg captured his first career professional title when he beat Czechoslovak Petr Korda, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, in the final of the $250,000 Clay Courts of Tampa tennis tournament.

Monica Seles saved two match points and forced Steffi Graf into a third set before rain halted the final of the German Open women's tennis tournament. The match between the two top-ranked players in the world will resume today.

Auto racing

Heavy rain postponed the scheduled running of the Winston 500 NASCAR stock car race in Talladega, Ala., until today.

Officials at Talladega Superspeedway said the 500-mile event will begin at noon.

Pro football

Jeff Graham threw two touchdown passes and ran for a third as the visiting New York-New Jersey Knights defeated the Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks, 42-6, in the World League of American Football.

Running

Lynn MacDougall, a radiologist running her first marathon, embarrassed a field of seven elite-class female runners and stole the show at the seventh annual Pittsburgh Marathon.

MacDougall, 26, of Richmond, Va., took the lead with about 10 miles to go and easily won the $20,000 first prize with a time of 2:42:55, three minutes ahead of second-place finisher Angela Hulley of Pudsey, N.Y.

Herbert Steffny of Freiburg, Germany, took the men's division with a time of 2:16:21. He beat second-place Peter Renner to the finish line by about 75 yards.

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