Five minutes after he set a meet record in the quarterfinals of the 60-yard dash, Maryland's Bob Calhoun leaped 25 feet 1 3/4 inches yesterday to capture the long jump at the 57th IC4A Indoor Track and Field Championships.
The long jump was one of only two finals, so Maryland's eight-point total - Bo Kent placed fourth - was good for the first-day lead.However, Villanova's potent collection of qualifiers for today's windup left the Wildcats in a dominant position.
Calhoun injured his left leg in the first round of the 60, took three unimpressive qualifying jumps after receiving treatment, then ripped off a 6.25 effort in his 60 quarter final before winning the long jump.
"My left knee locked on me," Calhoun said. "I must have jarred it. It was hurting pretty bad and it affected me in the long jump trials, but I worked it out and now I feel pretty good.
"This was a hectic day.I was in the blocks for the 60 and I heard a jump in the long jump, and my mind was on that for a second. Then I was watching the competitors in the 60. It gets to me sometimes, trying to do both, especially when the competition gets tough."
Villanova's Derrek Harbour made it tough yesterday, leaping 24-10 in the trials for a temporary personal best.
"I kind of thought 24-10 might win it, because I thought Calhoun would be tired from the 60," Harbour said. "I felt comfortable when I hit that one."
Calhoun, a junior from Scotch Plains, N.J., quickly made Harbour uncomfortable. But he, too, endured some butterflies before collecting his medal, as Harbour sailed 25-1/2 on the final attempt of the competition. Defending champion Dennis Ivory of Maryland, now concentrating on the triple jump, was a nonscoring sixth at 23-4.
Skeets Nehemiah, Calhoun's freshman roommate and one time high school teammate, led the qualifiers in the 60-yard high hurdles with the event's two best times of 7.31 and 7.41. Nehemiah sprained his left ankle dunking a rubber ball on a basketball court Tuesday and abandoned plans for a spring-hurdles double.
"The ankle is weak, but I'll be all right," Nehemiah said. "I had to run flat-footed, because when I get up on my toes my foot slipped down. I didn't practice all week and I'm sort of running through it."
Maryland placed four hurdlers in today's semifinals - Nehemiah, defending champion Greg Roberston, Don Berich and Dave Dixon.
Brian Melly of Maryland was one of nine men to gain the high jump final by clearing 6-10. The event lasted 4 1/2 hours and, so that the top jumpers wouldn't have to sit around through prolonged early rounds at 6-8 and 6-9, all competitors were given an early opportunity to advance by jumping 6-10 at 11 a.m. Of course, if they missed at that height, they were through, and only Franklin Jacobs of Farileigh Dickinson took the gamble.
After clearing easily and saving a day's dallying, Jacobs said, "I'm going to make a big meet of the ICs. I'll do 74 or 7-5 tomorrow."
Other Terrapins qualifying for today's finals were Mark Fields, 600; Dave Cornwell, two-mile, and Mike Remus, pole vault.
Navy advanced its distance-medley relay team, two-miller Joseph Suggs and pole vaulter Randy Duhrkopf. David Dobrzynski of Georgetown qualified for the three-mile final, while the Hoyas' Kevin Byrne reached the mile final without the need for a race. Catholic's only qualifier was pole vaulter Chris Kolm.
Keith Royster of Georgetown suffered a severely bruised lower back when he was involved in a collison at the finsih of the quarter-mile leg of the distance medley. He lay on the track while succeeding runners twice had to maneuver around him, then was helped off.
LONG JUMP - 1, Bob Calhoun, Maryland, 25-1 1/2; 2, Derrek Harbour, Villanova, 25 1/2; 3, Samual Onwuli, Madison, 23-6 1/2; 4, Vernon Kent, Maryland, 23-6 1/2, second best 23-2 1/4; 5, Herb Davis, Connecticut, 23-6 1/4, second best 22-11 1/2.
35-POUND WEIGHT THROW - 1, Kenneth Kanis, Dartmouth, 64-2; 2, Bill Haskell, Lowell, 63-7; 3, Tim Bruno, Brown, 61-10 1/2; 4, Dave Patterson, Army, 61-7 1/2; 5, Ed Alootian, Harvard, 60-5 1/2.