The Redbird (Beaumont, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 26, Ed. 1 Friday, May 8, 1970 Page: 4 of 8
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Master’s One-Mile Event
Slated for Terrell Relays
A crowd pleasing new event
has been added to the Ty Ter-
rell Relays, which has its sev-
enth running May 16 at Forest
Park's Trojan Stadium.
Meet director Carl Babcock
has added the Master’s One-
Mile Run to the regular track
and field slate. The event has
been one of the top crowd pleas-
ers at other big-time meets in
recent years, but it will be run
for the first time in Beaumont.
Babcock has already received
seven entries from the Houston
area for the one-mile run that
is open only to men of 35 years
of age and over.
There will be two winners in
the race. The performer that
finishes first, of course, is one
of the winners. The other win-
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ner will be the contestant that
runs nearest the time he pre-
dicts prior to the race.
Entries for the one-mile race
may be picked up at the Card-
inal athletic department or by
mail request to P. O. Box 10038,
Lamar Tech Station,
All entries are required to
present a physical examination
form to Babcock before being
entered in the event. The phy-
sical examination form must
come from a regular physician.
The Ty Terrell Relays will
actually become a two-day af-
fair with the addition' of another
lengthy running event. The six-
mile rim has been added and it
will be held on Friday, May 15,
at Lamar’s track along with the
3.000 meter steeple-chase,
starting at 4 p.m.
Most of the entries for the
track classic will not be coming
in until after conference track
meets, but Babcock has already
been assured by Jeff Bennett of
Oklahoma Christian College that
he will compete.
Although a relatively unknown
in this part of the country, Ben-
nett became only the third Amer-
ican in history to score over
8.000 points in a decathalon last
weekend, when he did the trick
at the Drake Relays. Bennett’s
performance rates with such
greats as Rafer Johnson and
To Ragin Cajuns
The Cardinal Thinclads cap-
tured only three first places in
the field events to finish be-
hind the University of Southwest-
ern Louisiana 95-50 in a dual
track meet Thursday night in
Ken Terrell recorded a sea-
son best in the shot put of 54-7 3/4
for first place and also won the
discus with a 157-1 effort. Team-
mate David Post placed second
in the discus at 153-7 and third
in the shot.
Greg Simpson won the Red-
bird’s other first place with a
14-0 in the pole vault.
Ronnie Couvillon recorded
a career best in the 120-yard
high hurdles at 14.5. Jerry Rouse
was third in 15.0. Rouse was
also third in the 440-yard inter-
mediate hurdles with a 59.7
Steve Hartrick took second in
the intermediates in 55.3.
Lamay sprinter Jackie Colbert
picked up a pair of seconds in
the 100 and 220. Colbert’s times
were 9.8 and 21.6, respectively.
Verlan Johnson (1:56.6) and
Tommy Svoboda (1:57.2) placed
second and third in the half
mile. Larry Blackmon’s 49.7 was
good enough for third in the
Gerry Garcia loped to a 4:15.8
in the mile for second.
Both Cardinal relay teams lost
out by a step. In the sprint
relay both USL and the Red-
birds were clocked in 42.0 but
the Cajuns got the nod.
The Birds ran a3:16.2toUSL’s
3:16.1 in the mile relay.
Couvillon grabbed a season
best in the long jump with a
21-11 3/4 leap. James Smith was
third in the triple jump
at 45-4 1/2.
% Julian Galianc
Eleven lettermen have been announced for Trinity University’s
1969-70 basketball team, including three seniors who have earned
10 numerals among them.
All three seniors are guards, and they are headed by Bill Stokes
of St. Louis Mo. Stokes won his second award at Trinity after
transferring from St Louis Baptist College. He has twice been
a unanimous All-Southland Conference choice.
John Lynch of Bakersfield, Calif., received his fourth letter
and the third senior, Tim Wattam of Evansville, Ind., also col-
lected his fourth numeral.
Five juniors, who will return for more action next season,
made the letterman’s list They are Richard Hackett, a guard
from Salem, Ohio, Felix Thruston, a forward from Owensboro,
Ky., Mike Inman, a forward from Salt Lake City, Utah, postman
Arnold Neal of New York City, and forward Mike Seitzinger of
John Hall, a sophomore postman from Louisville, Ky., was
the only soph to receive a numeral. Freshman postman Reese
StovaU and Howard Walker became the last first-year players
to earn varsity awards since freshmen will be ineligible in the
Southland Conference in the 1970-71 season.
Redbird assistant basketball coach Billy Tubbs announced
Monday that Kim and Kerry Hughes, 6-8 twin brothers from
Freeport, 111., have accepted full scholarships at Lamar.
The twins led Freeport High School to an 18-7 season record
and the finals of the state sectional tournament. The Hughes
brothers are the fifth and sixth signees of the cage recruiting
Arkansas State leads the race for the Southland Conference
AU-Sports Trophy before the Spring Sports Festival at Abilene.
The Indians have accumulated 25 points foUowed by the Cardinals
with 19, Abilene Christian with 15 1/2, UT-Arlington with 15,
and Trinity with 14 1/2.
Coach BiU Vincent will lose his entire infield this season.
Third sacker Greg Harrop, shortstop Triny Rivera, second base-
man Mike Lytle and first sacker Nicky Accardo are prospective
The swimming team managers
meeting will be held Tuesday in
Room 100 of McDonald Gym at
4:30 p.m. The meet will beheld
in the outdoor pool Monday, May
18, at 3:30 p.m.
The swimming events and
times are as foUows:
3:30 p.m.—150 Medley Relay;
3:50 p.m.—100 Meter Free-
4:10 p.m.— 50 Meter Breast-
4:30 p.m.— 50 Meter Back-
4:50, p.m.— 50 Meter Free-
5:10 p.m.— 50 Meter Butter-
5:30 p.m.—200 Meter Free-
Each unit may enter a maxi-
mum of two men in each event
and one team in each relay.
Each entry wiH be limited to two
individual events plus both re-
The badminton doubles results
were as follows:
Winners: George Tidmon-
Runner-up: Barry Kulpa-
Tennis results to date are as
Club-Dorm, Independent, and
In the semifinal rounds, John
Jackson and Van Calvin won over
Mike Wells and Doug Croom, 6-3,
Gene Mitchell and Dave Seiver-
ling won over Wells and Croom,
6-1, 1-6, 6-2.
Mitchell and Seiverlingdefeat-
ed Calvin and Jackson, 7-5, 6-2,
before Calvin and Jackson came
back to down Mitchell andSeiver-
ling, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.
Fraternity—Dick Fuller and
Varner Srriith won over Wayne
Spears and Vaughn Hidalog, 4-6,
6- 3, 6-1. Spears and Hidalgo
defated Lee MUler and Ronnie
Premeaux, 7-5, 6-3, before
losing again to Fuller and Smith,
7- 5, 4-6, 7-5.
Fuller and Smith were sch-
eduled to meet Jackson and Cal-
vin for the school championship.
The tennis meet was a double
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Ramsey, Mike. The Redbird (Beaumont, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 26, Ed. 1 Friday, May 8, 1970, newspaper, May 8, 1970; Beaumont, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth499263/m1/4/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lamar University.