Joe Amato, Dale Pulde and Bob Glidden claimed victories Sunday in the sixth annual Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler. The $820,850 event was the second stop in the 19-race, $18-million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. For Glidden, it was a continuation of his dominance at Firebird, while Amato and Pulde posted their first victories ever at the track. Glidden, the 10-time Pro Stock champion, picked up his fifth win in six final-round appearances when he defeated Gordie Rivera.Hurdles showdown: Foster edges Kingdom
Greg Foster beat Roger Kingdom in the 60-meter hurdles at the Tricotex Cup track meet in Budapest, Hungary, on Sunday. Foster was timed in 7.46 seconds compared to 7.57 for Kingdom, the Olypic gold medalist in 1988. Nigeria's Chidi Imo edged Austria's Andreas Berger in the 60-meter dash, winning in 6.66 seconds. Berger was second in 6.76, edging American Calvin Smith. Danny Harris won the 400 meters in 46.24 seconds and Bulgaria's Nikolai Antnov took the 200 meters in 20.86 seconds, edging Americans Thomas Jefferson and James Butler.
Tour of Americas third stage won by English rider
Team Teka's Malcolm Elliot held on to his breakaway lead to take the third and final Florida stage of The Tour of the Americas bicycle race on Sunday. Elliot, who finished second in last year's Florida stage of the tour, completed the 51-mile course in Miami Beach in 1 hour 42 minutes 33 seconds. Working with three other riders, Elliot broke away from the pack halfway through the 31-lap race and managed to gain as much as a 32-second lead on the field in the 1.7-mile circuit that wove through Miami Beach's historic Art Deco district. Just past the halfway mark, Elliot, 28, of Sheffield, England, pulled away. Today, riders begin three stages in Puerto Rico to complete the tour of America.
No. 2 Arizona knocks off
No. 1 Okla. St. in wrestling
Dan St. John set a school record with his 137th career victory as No.
2 Arizona State beat top-ranked and defending NCAA champion Oklahoma State 19-16 in wrestling Sunday. The win improved the Sun Devils' record to 17-2-2 while the Cowboys fell to 16-1 before a school-record crowd of 5,497 at the University Activity Center in Tempe. Townsend Saunders' 4-3 decision over Todd Chesbro at 150 pounds put Arizona State ahead to stay. St. John, a two-time All-American and the defending national champion at 167 pounds, scored a 13-4 majority decision over Derek Fix to surpass Mike Davies' previous school mark for career wins.
mentioning Florida's women's golf team won the Lady Gator Invitational title Sunday by eight shots over Oklahoma State. OSU's Marnie McGuire was medalist with a three-round total of 219. The South Florida club hockey team defeated Georgia 7-3 and 8-1 Sunday. Rudy Toth had four goals for USF, including a hat trick in the second game. Professional bowling rookie Jill Albrecht advanced from fifth place to a 61-pin lead over Linda Urbanek after Sunday's second round of the $30,000 LPBT Garland (Texas) Open. The United States bobsled team of Darin Peterson and Tracy Ellis time of 2:51.87 Sunday to win the international Nations' Cup competition in Lake Placid, N.Y. Peterson, of Elk River, Minn., and Ellis, of Chattanooga, Tenn., were competing against two-man teams from the United States, the Soviet Union, Canada, Great Britain and Switzerland. George Andrews of Birmingham, Ala., set a national record of 6.76 seconds in the 60-yard dash for 13-14-year-olds at the AAU National Youth Indoor Track and Field Championships in Lawrence, Kan.
_ Compiled by Darrell Proctor.