Henry Korn, husky 17-year-old Archbishop Stepinac H.S. shot-putter, may one day become a new Parry O'Brien. Henry heaved 12-pound ball 62 feet 4 inches in New York to break own one-month-old U.S. interscholastic indoor record by over two feet.
Kathy Sullivan, freckle-faced 11-year-old from Cheboygan, Mich., one of seven children, was brightest star in U.S. outdoor speed-skating championships at St. Paul, gliding 220 yards in 22.9 to better own record, win midget title by narrow margin.
Herb Elliott, mercury-footed Aussie teen-ager (19) who builds up his endurance by sprinting over sand dunes, became latest to better four minutes for the mile, loping the distance in 3:59.9 at Melbourne. Said Elliott: "Today's race was...experimental."
Dave Nicholson, 18-year-old St. Louis high school outfielder, accepted one of largest bonus contracts in history—estimated $110,000—from Baltimore Orioles. Family of the slugging youngster had to hire tax consultant to advise on competitive offers.
February 3, 1958
Howard Boston, 48, Mt. Clemens, Mich. sailmaker, won final race by making critical, inshore-weather run for better air while chief challengers were tacking busily offshore, clinched mid-winter Thistle Class championship at St. Petersburg, Fla.
Jim Myers, Iowa State football coach who bolted five-year contract to take post at Texas A&M (see page 21), explained it all. "There have been a lot of people here at Iowa State who've been good to me, but I couldn't let that enter into my decision."