Ernestine Russell, Michigan State sophomore from Windsor, Ont., as pretty a miss as ever turned a handstand, held firm balance when Defender Muriel Davis fell, won AAU gymnastics title at Indianapolis.
Frank Mahovlich, sharpshooting young (20) Toronto forward who piled up big lead in midseason voting, edged Chicago's Bobby Hull by four points to win Calder Memorial Trophy and $1,000 as NHL's Rookie of Year.
Rafer Johnson, husky UCLA Olympic star whose running has been curtailed by injuries but is becoming one of nation's best all-round weightmen, last week received another honor—election as president of student body.
Amy Hiland, 37, California housewife, battled seasickness, eight-foot waves to swim 26 miles from Catalina to Long Beach in 24:25, claimed two records. Said Amy: "Every woman has to have a challenge to be happy."
May 11, 1958
Douglas Sewell, railway working stiff and one of few artisan golfers ever to play on British Walker Cup team, gave aristocrats another shock, beating David Proctor 8 and 7 for English amateur title at Tadworth.
Bob Welborn, 30, Greensboro, N.C. garage operator who admits, "I got scared and quit," in first try at stock-car racing, set three marks in five straight wins, is on way to third NASCAR convertible title.
Jack Daniels, durable Army lieutenant from Missoula, Mont. and old hand at modern pentathlon grind, led scorers with 4,669 points in 5-day event, helped U.S. "A" team win four-nation competition at San Antonio.