The outdoor track season begins in earnest today with an international field of athletes assembled for the New York Games, one of only two Mobil Grand Prix meets in this country.
The meet, at Columbia University's Wein Stadium, features Leroy Burrell and Carl Lewis, but not in the same event. Burrell set a world record at 100 meters of 9.90 seconds here at last year's national championships and will run the 100 today. Lewis ran 9.86 at the world championships to break Burrell's record. Lewis will long jump today.
The meet--billed as "A Barcelona Preview"--is just that. Entered are: 1988 Olympic 400-meter medalists Steve Lewis and Danny Everett; Olympic champion Rodger Kingdom and world champion Greg Foster in the 110 hurdles; Said Aouita, holder of five middle-distance world records, in the mile; Jackie Joyner-Kersee, in her favorite event, the long jump; Mary Decker Slaney, in the mile, and the world's top two male high jumpers, world record-holder Javier Sotomayor of Cuba and American Hollis Conway, who jumped 7 feet 9 1/4 last season.