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MOUNT SAC RELAYS: At Walnut, Calif., Marion Jones, competing for the first time this year after winning three gold medals in the Sydney Olympics, breezed to victory Sunday in the 300 meters at the Mount San Antonio Relays.

Bursting out of the blocks and moving quickly to the front, Jones finished in 35.68 seconds, some 15 yards ahead of her nearest competitor.

Jones had hoped to rewrite the record in the rarely run event, but her time was off the 35.46 run by Kathy Cook of England in 1984.

Kelli White's time of 36.61 left her a distant second to Jones, and Sinead Dudgeon of Scotland was third in 37.08.

Former UCLA sprinter Ato Boldon of Trinidad and Tobago, the Olympic silver medalist in the men's 100 meters, took the 200 at Mount SAC with a 20.76 clocking. Ja'Warren Hooker, who was a wide receiver at the University of Washington, finished second in 21.13, and Marcel Carter was third in 21.17.

Olympic silver medalist Lawrence Johnson won the tightly contested men's pole vault, with two other Americans clearing 19 feet, 1/2 inch. Johnson won on fewer misses. His former Tennessee teammate, Tim Mack, was second, and LSU All-American Russ Buller was third.


UNDER-17 QUALIFYING: At St. Louis, Richard Johnson scored three goals as the United States beat El Salvador 4-0 on Sunday in the championship match of the CONCACAF Under-17 World Championship Qualifying Tournament.

The United States finished the four-team, round-robin tournament 3-0 to advance to the FIFA Under-17 World Championship in Trinidad and Tobago on Sept. 14-30.

Johnson finished with a tournament-high five goals.


LONGS DRUG CLASSIC: At Lincoln, Calif., Se Ri Pak never needed to worry about Annika Sorenstam on Sunday in the Longs Drugs Classic, shooting an uneventful 1-under 71 to keep one streak alive and stop another.

While Sorenstam faded early, Pak used two late birdies to hold off non-winner Laura Diaz by two shots and win her second tournament of the year. Michele Redman finished another shot back.

It was the first time in five tournaments that Sorenstam was not holding the winner's check. A second streak continued, though, with Pak's win leaving Americans 0-10 this year on the LPGA Tour.

Sorenstam, trying to win for the fifth straight time to tie a record set 23 years ago by Nancy Lopez, began the day eight shots back and shot a 75 to finish 12 shots behind.

"I enjoyed the ride, obviously," Sorenstam said. "It just wasn't meant to be this week."

Pak, winning for the 10th time on tour, fought a balky putter on the front nine and fell out of the lead with a bogey on the par-3 13th hole. But she came back to make consecutive birdies on 16 and 17 to regain the lead and made a routine par to win.