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TRACK AND FIELD / MILLROSE GAMES : Everett's Finish in 600 Breaks Oldest Indoor World Record

February 08, 1992| From Associated Press

NEW YORK — Mark Everett broke the oldest indoor world track record Friday night at the Millrose Games, the 600-yard mark set by Martin McGrady 22 years ago.

Everett, the 800-meter bronze medalist at in last year's outdoor World Championships, ran the 3 3/4 laps around Madison Square Garden in 1 minute 7.53 seconds, breaking the mark of 1:07.6 set Feb. 27, 1970 at the Garden. It is the only event in the Millrose Games still contested in yards.

Earlier, world indoor record-holder Andre Cason won the 60-meter dash, and Tony Dees foiled Greg Foster's bid for a record ninth Millrose hurdles title.

Cason, who set the indoor mark of 6.45 seconds last week, held off Leroy Burrell in winning his second straight Millrose title in 6.52.

Foster, who had won eight Millrose titles since 1980, was attempting to equal the meet record of nine hurdles victories set by Harrison Dillard from 1947-55. But he never was in serious contention in the 60-meter high hurdles.

Dees, the 1990 national indoor champion, won in 7.50. Willie Gault of the Raiders finished a surprising third, behind Jack Pierce. Gault, who had not competed in track since 1983, was timed in 7.70, beating Foster, who was fourth in 7.72.

Mike Powell won the long jump at 26-6 1/2, well short of his world-record of 29-4 1/2. And Ireland's Marcus O'Sullivan won his fifth Wanamaker Mile, but his time of 4:00.65 was the slowest in the meet since 1973.

Diane Dixon equaled the Millrose mark for victories, winning her eighth women's 400-meter title and gaining her 14th title overall, including six in relays. The 14 victories matched the record set by Loren Murchison, winner of nine men's sprint titles and five relays during the 1920s.

Dixon was timed in 54.0.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee won the women's long jump in 22-11 3/4, and Gail Devers won the women's 60-meter hurdles in 7.93 seconds.

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