Triple Olympic gold medal winner Valerie Brisco-Hooks set a world indoor best in the women's 440-yard dash tonight, and Carol Lewis upstaged her brother Carl for the second consecutive year at the Dallas Times Herald Invitational track meet.
Brisco-Hooks clocked 52.99 in the 440, breaking the world indoor best of 53.29 set in March 1983 by Lori McCauley of Rutgers.
Brisco-Hooks had only two other competitors in her race, but one was Christinana Cojocaru of Romania.
"Right now, I'm not in total condition," Brisco-Hooks said. "I'm nowhere near my best shape, so obviously I'm very happy with this.
"The crowd was roaring so much at the end I thought the Romanian girl was catching me, so I just poured it on."
Carol Lewis set an U.S. record with a leap of 22 feet 3 inches. She beat out Olympic gold medalist Anisoaia Cusmir-Stanciu and silver medalist Valy Ionesai, both of Romania.
Lewis broke her mark of 22-2 1/4, set at the same meet last year. At that meet, her brother Carl lost to Ron Brown in the 60-yard dash.
Carl Lewis won the event tonight in 6.10 in his 1985 sprinting debut before losing his balance and falling heavily on the Reunion Arena track.
He also had a few choice words for the media. "I felt I ran a good race and I feel I was well received by the crowd," said Lewis, who was booed for not taking all long jumps last week at the Millrose Games.
"I'm flabbergasted by the continued media mistreatment. I don't feel very much respect for the media. Whether people like it or not, I am what I am and I will continue to keep on truckin'."
His sister said Lewis was upset by an article she called "very unfair."
She said, "Carl strained a groin muscle in the Millrose Games and that's why he didn't continue to compete. Nobody asked about that."
Olympian Roger Kingdom won the 60-yard hurdles in 6.87, the third-fastest time indoors. The world best is 6.82, set by Renaldo Nehemiah in Dallas in 1982.
"I had trouble the last three hurdles," Kingdom said. "But I thought it was a great time considering I'm using the indoor season for training."
Doug Lytle won the pole vault on fewer misses at 18-1.