Renaldo Nehemiah and Stanley Floyd, fresh from record-breaking performances, head a star-filled field for the 74th Wanamaker Millrose Games Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
Nehemiah outdid his previous indoor best in the 50-yard hurdles with a clocking of 6.01 seconds in the Sunkist Invitational last Friday night at Los Angeles. He also won the 60-yard hurdles in 6.98 in the Sunkist meet, then took the 60 again Saturday night in the Dallas Times Herald Invitational in 6.92, .03 off his record.
Nehemiah, the world's top-ranked high hurdler, has been preparing for this season after missing the 1980 indoor season with an injury to his left ankle.
"I'm really hungry," he said. "I'm not out to break world records; I'm out to run consistently. Hopefully, the record (for the 60) will come."
Nehemiah's opponents in the Millrose Games will include 1972 Olympic champion Rod Milburn, defending champion Greg Foster and Dedy Cooper.
Floyd, the world's top-ranked sprinter after winning 23 of 25 major outdoor finals in 1980, including two triumphs in three meetings with Olympic 100-meter champion Allan Wells of Scotland, broke the indoor mark in the 60-yard dash at Dallas.