April 26, 1996 in Sports

Miscellany

Compiled From Wire Services
 

Olympic marathon qualifier Anne Marie Lauck won the 10,000-meter run at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, in a meet-record time of 32 minutes, 5.64 seconds. In the men’s race, Joe LeMay beat Mark Coogan, winning in 28:23.31.

Kip Janvrin broke Bruce Jenner’s record in the Drake Relays decathlon in Des Moines, Iowa, scoring 8,198 points to win for the seventh time and break a record that had stood since 1976.

Russia remained the only team without a loss in the World Ice Hockey Championships, beating the United States 3-1 in Vienna, Austria. The victory improved the Russians to 3-0 to lead Pool A with six points, ahead of the U.S. with four points and Canada with three.

Frank Deford, a sportswriter for Newsweek magazine and a television commentator, delivered the eulogy at Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder’s funeral at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Steubenville, Ohio. Snyder died Sunday in Las Vegas of heart failure. He was 76.

Jimmy Vasser, winner of three of the first four PPG Cup Indy-car events this season, led first-quarter voting for 1996 Driver of the Year. Vasser claimed nine of 11 first-place votes from a national panel of motorsports journalists.

Georgia topped all qualifiers and Meredith Willard of Alabama was the overall leader on the first day of the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship in the Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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