Greg Foster turned in a 13.10 clocking in the 110-meter high hurdles, the second fastest time ever, and Carl Lewis lost to a slight wind what would have been history's second-best long jump today in the UCLA-Pepsi track meet.
Foster, 22, beat world record holder Renaldo Nehemiah for the second consecutive year at this meet, as Nehemiah finished a disappointing third in his first start of 1981. Foster's time was .10 seconds off Nehemiah's world standard set in the UCLA meet two years ago.
Sam Turner finished second 13.43 Nehemiah was clocked in 13.46.
Lewis, from the University of Houston, turned in a jump of 28 feet, 3 3/4 inches, but the wind was 2.02 meters per second -- a mere 1 percent over the allowable 2.00. It was the best long jump at or near sea level. Bob Beamon's world record of 29-2 1/2 came in the high altitude of Mexico City in the 1968 Olympics.
Steve Scott held off New Zealand's John Walker to win the men's mile run in 3:52.5.
Scott, coholder of the American record, topped an impressive field that also included indoor mile record holder Eamonn Coghlan of Ireland and Sydney Maree of South Africa.
Second-place Walker, the former wold record holder, was timed in 3:53.98. Coghlan finished third in 3:54.94 and Maree was fourth in 3:55.32.
Two athletes scored double victories.
James Sanford captured the 100-meter dash in 10.05 seconds, then came back to win the 200-meter event in 20.20.
The other double-winner was Evelyn Ashford. She won the women's 100-meter dash in 10.99 and the 400-meter race in 51.80 seconds.
The only foreign winners were Kenya's Mike Boit, who won the 800-meter race in 1:45.43, and Angella Taylor of Canada, who finished in the women's 200-meter dash in 22.93.
Other winners included Howard Henley, who finished first in the 400-meter race in 44.92, the best in the world this year. Brian Oldfield won the shot put with a toss of 69-1/2. Brian Stanton won the high jump with a leap of 7-5.