Max Truex, bouncy little USC 130-pounder who reaches only 5 feet 5½ inches even when he stretches, threaded his way carefully but hastily through ponderous field of 47, hit three-mile mark in 13:47.6, completed 5,000 meters in 14:14.5 to set two U.S. records in West Coast Relays at Fresno, Calif.
Harry (Cookie) Lavagetto, longtime colleague and admirer of Charley Dressen, got his big chance, reluctantly accepted bid to succeed old friend as manager of slump-ridden Washington (see page 26). Last-place Senators finally got idea, managed to win one for Lavagetto after losing 12 straight.
Edward E. Bahr, 35, Cranford, N.J. excavator who took up trap-shooting seriously a few years ago, made his first big score, winning national double-target title at NYAC's Travers Island range. Among other winners: Walt Ostrom, singles; Mitchell May III, handicap; Dick Shaughnessy, high over-all.
Clifford Ann Creed, slightly-built physical education major at Lamar Tech in Beaumont, Texas, checked in with subpar golf on first 9, recovered from brief slump to overcome Marge Burns, Carolinas champion, 5 and 4, in 36-hole final match for Women's Southern Amateur title at Memphis.
May 19, 1957
Johnny Dieckman, 30-year-old California angler who holds 30 national professional titles in wet fly, dry fly, spin distance and spin accuracy, snared 96 fish in three-day tournament, reeled in first national fresh-water fishing championship and check for $1,000 at Hot Springs National Park, Ark.