Chris Von Saltza, of Los Gatos, Calif., in Australia for national titles meet this week, broke Aussie 200-meter backstroke record with time of 2:39.7 in a warmup-meet thrash in Brisbane.
This is an article from the Feb. 16, 1959 issue
Lieut. Bill Dellinger of Air Force ran two miles in 8:50 at Boston AA indoor games, set world record, shaving .5 second off Horace Ashenfelter's five-year-old mark in first try at distance indoors.
Nicola Marrone, French-speaking Italian of Montreal, won the world snowshoe racing championship in five-mile meet sponsored by International Snowshoe Congress at Manchester, N.H.
Cornelia Harrington, of Wayne, N.J., won women's berth on 1960 U.S. Olympic speed-skating squad. At 15, she is second athlete so young ever to be placed on a U.S. Winter Olympic team.
Lieut. Colin Mitchell, British test pilot, zipped down icy Cresta run on lightweight skeleton sled at speeds of 80 mph, won world Cresta championship at St. Moritz, Switzerland, by .1 second.
Miner Cliett, 14, of Childersburg, Ala., shot a perfect 100 x 100 to win the all-gauge championship at the Mid-Winter Skeet competition at North Carolina's Pinehurst Gun Club.
Lloyd Severud, 44, four-time national veterans ski jumping champion of Chetek, Wis., was appointed coach of 1960 U.S. Olympic ski team, called his new job "my biggest ever."