World-record triple jumper Willie Banks and several other U.S. competitors set marks in the quadrennial Pacific Conference Games at Berkeley, Calif., featuring teams from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Japan. Banks was never pressed as he won at 56 feet even, nearly three feet shy of his record.
Alex Washington ran the men's 110-meter high hurdles in a hand-held, wind-aided time of 13.5. In the women's 100-meter hurdles, Stephanie Hightower won easily in a meet-record 13.34. Dave McKenzie threw the hammer 228 feet 5 inches, a meet record. Penny Neer became the fourth U.S. woman to throw the discus 200 feet, winning in a meet-record 201-4.
Canada's Dave Campbell took the men's 1,500 meters in 3:44.25; Susan Foster of the United States won the women's 1,500 in a meet-record 4:09.36. The 100 was a U.S. sweep, Emmit King shading Lee McNeil, 10.44 to 10.45, and Michelle Finn leading the women in 11.63 . . .
Linda Tolbert, a new graduate of Ballou High School, won the 100-meter high hurdles in 13.54 and Cathron Birge, a rising senior at Lake Braddock, ran third in the 400 meters in the U.S. Junior Championships at Elmhurst, Ill. Both thus qualified for the national junior team to compete in meets with Canada, Japan, and Mexico, July 20-21 in Pullman, Wash., and July 26-27 in Vancouver.