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PAT ON THE BACK

A salute to those who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines
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DOYLE LONG and EARL POUCHER
Contemporaries as teacher and pupil are NCAA pole vault co-champion Earl Poucher, 20 (right) and protege Doyle Long, 18, promising St. Petersburg high school vaulter. Poucher has done 14 feet 7¼ inches, thinks Long can top 15 feet "with hard work." Long, whose best to date is 12 feet 6½ inches, will follow his teacher to Florida University this fall, but on a football scholarship. He hopes to play pro ball.

PAUL LIKINS
Athletic and academic prowess go hand in hand with Paul Likins, six-foot nine-inch senior at the University of North Carolina. A leading rebounder for the basketball team, Paul has a college studies average of 97.5. His only grade below A at North Carolina was a C in swimming. After graduation, Paul goes to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, hopes eventually to enter government research as a nuclear physicist.

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