Billy Olson cleared 19 feet 4 inches on his first attempt at the height tonight to set his ninth world best in the indoor pole vault and his third in three weeks.

Two weeks ago in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Olson set a mark with a vault of 19-2 3/4. The next week, Sergei Bubka of the Soviet Union broke it in Osaka, Japan, with a 19-3. Last Friday in Los Angeles, Olson reclaimed the record, clearing 19-3 1/2.

Terry McDaniel of Tennessee and Angela Williams of Tennessee State won the 60-meter dashes in the Mason-Dixon Games in Louisville. McDaniel finished in 6.66 seconds and Williams in 7.47. Mick Steblein of Berea College won the men's 60-meter hurdles in 8.48, and Rick Brill won the men's 3,000-meter run in 8:29.9 . . . Heike Drechsler of East Germany set a world indoor best of 23 feet 11 inches in the long jump in Berlin, breaking the mark of 23-9 1/2, set last year by Soviet Galina Chistyakova . . . In Cosford, England, Zola Budd set a British record of 4 minutes 6.88 seconds in the 1,500 meters. Mary Stewart held the mark of 4:08, set in 1977.