Track & Field: With a Quarter Inch Between


After two months on the banquet circuit, last year's Olympians have been having their troubles in this winter's big indoor track meets. Nobody has even cracked 4 min. for the mile, and the fans are getting to be girl watchers.

Rumania's leggy Yolanda Balas high-jumped a record 5 ft. 11½ in. in Los Angeles, and Britain's tidy Mary Rand broke the broad-jump record twice in one week, an event now discreetly referred to as the "ladies' long jump."

But there are a couple of male athletes who are creating some excitement.

Russia's Igor Ter-Ovanesyan, 26, and the U.S.'s Ralph Boston, 25,...

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