Capsules of yesterday's events.
* Kenneth Friday was one of two Americans who came away victorious from last night's first day of boxing at the Pan American Games. Friday, a medic at Offut Air Force Base in Nebraska, stopped Eddy Saenz of Nicaragua at 2:18 of the second round in their 125-pound bout. Revea Springs of Cincinnati scored a unanimous decision over Hernan Mena of Colombia in the 156-pound class.
* Cletus Clark won the first gold for the American men's track and field team in the 110-meter high hurdles. It was the only American gold, though, in eight track finals yesterday. Cubans won the women's 100 hurdles and discus, and Arturo Barrios of Mexico took the men's 5,000.
* John McNally of Columbus, Ga., set a Pan Am Games record in winning the rapid fire pistol and led America to another gold in the team competition. Then, Jimmie McCoy, also of Columbus, Ga., had his pistol disqualified for not carrying a registration sticker in the team free pistol, and the U.S. team was knocked from first to 12th, allowing the Cubans to win.
"It seems like a little home-cooking to me," McCoy said. "The Cubans checked my gun on Aug. 2, and they did not properly complete the registration."
* Americans dominated yesterday's trials. Eric Brumlow of Hickory Creek, Texas, led the men's 90-meter competition with Jay Barrs of Mesa, Ariz., second, Edwin Eliason of Stansbury Park, Utah, third and Olympic medalist Darrell Pace of Hamilton, Ohio, fifth. In the 70-meter competition, Pace led and was followed by Brumlow and Eliason.
Denise Parker of South Jordan, Utah, led both women's 70- and 60-meter competitions. She set a Pan Am record with a 312 score in the 70-meter. Kitti Frazier of Cross Lanes, W. Va., was second in that, followed by Jennifer O'Donnell of Farmington Hills, Mich. The two switched places in the 60-meter.
* The U.S. team continued its march toward a showdown with Cuba by keeping its record perfect in three games with a 12-0 rout of Aruba. The U.S. hit five home runs, including two by Jason Giambi. Mexico evened its record at 2-2 with a 3-1 victory over Nicaragua. Canada is still looking for its first win, dropping to 0-3 with a 4-3 loss to the Dominican Republic.
* Erin Hartwell of Indianapolis won the silver medal in the 1,000 time trial with a clocking of 1:06.435. G. Samuel of Trinidad won the gold in 1:05.496.
* Cuba won the gold medal in the men's team foil competition with the U.S. squad of Al Carter of Los Angeles, Jerome Demarque of New York, Dean Hinton of San Francisco and Jack Tichacek of Cliffside Park, N.J., taking the silver.
* While the American women continued their domination, shutting out the Bahamas, 7-0, Venezuela routed Nicaragua 9-2, collecting 13 hits, including a homer by Lelis Gomez.
In men's play, the United States beat Mexico 4-2 behind the three-hitter of Robert Ginger of McLean, Ill. The Dominican Republic beat Argentina 4-0 and Netherlands Antilles beat Panama 2-1, both one-hitters for the winners.
* In women's second-round play, Pam Shriver of Lutherville cruised past Henrietta Harris of Jamaica, 6-0, 6-0, while Joelle Schad of the Dominican Republic eliminated Donna Faber of Hilton Head, S.C., 6-4, 6-4. In men's play, Dave De Lucia of Norristown, Pa., beat Maxy Jimenez of Venezuela, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in a first-round match.