Padilla Beats Scott in 5,000; Cruz Wins Mile in 3:56.36 at Prefontaine Meet

Associated Press

Three-time national champion Doug Padilla sprinted away from Steve Scott at the finish Saturday night to win the 5,000 meters in the Prefontaine track and field meet.

Scott, running his first 5,000 since 1979, stayed with Padilla throughout but was unable to match the winner's final kick. Padilla was timed in 13:30.20, with Scott close behind in 13:30.39.

Brazil's Joaquim Cruz, the Olympic 800-meter champion who lives in Eugene, won the mile in 3:56.36.

Mike Tully outdueled Earl Bell to take the pole vault at 18 feet 10 inches.

World record-holder Willie Banks leaped a wind-aided 55-6 to win the triple jump. Banks edged Ray Kimble, who jumped a wind-aided 55-5.

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