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Sport: Scoreboard, Apr. 11, 1955

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¶ With a balmy spring breeze to hinder him in the stretch and a jivey Texas Longhorn band to egg him along, Kansan Wes Santee ran his first outdoor mile of the season at the Texas relays, broke his own American record by one-tenth of a second, edged up within a stride of the four-minute mile. His time: 4:00.5.

¶ Unbothered, although he was carrying one pound more than his assigned 114, Paul Andolino’s unbeaten dark bay colt Boston Doge started his spring campaign by winning his ninth race in a row, Jamaica’s Experimental Handicap.

¶ Leo Liotta, a brawler out of Boston’s North End who fights under the name of Tony DeMarco, delighted a home-town crowd with a 14-round assault that knocked Welterweight Champion Johnny Saxton senseless and separated him from his tainted title (TIME, Nov. 1).

¶At Yale University, a pair of Hawaiians, Ford Konno and Yoshi Oyakawa, both swimming for Ohio State, won four National A.A.U. titles. Konno, after splashing home in front in the 220-yd. free style, set a meet record with a 4:28.2 quarter-mile grind. Oyakawa, sticking to his backstroke specialty, took the 100-yd. and 220-yd championships.

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