Gordon Collet, University of Oklahoma sophomore, edged U.S. 200-yard breaststroke record three times in last month, finally broke it with 2:22.9 dash in SMU meet at Dallas.
Sylvia Ruuska, 16, a major U.S. hope for 1960 Olympics, showed why again in Australia as she beat Australia's Olympic gold medalist Dawn Fraser, 21, in 220-yard individual medley.
Everett Grandelius, 29, assistant football coach at Michigan State, was named head coach of University of Colorado to replace Dal Ward, whose failings included eight losses to Oklahoma.
Jeanne Omelenchuk of Detroit, recently appointed to Olympic speed-skating team, won all her events in North American championships at Milwaukee, successfully defended women's title.
February 23, 1959
C. V. Whitney, long a paladin of racing in the East, found fresh justification for his recent move to California as his filly Bug Brush set world record for 1‚⅛ miles (1:46 2/5) at Santa Anita.
Anne Hone Rogers, professional dog handler of Mahopac, N.Y., undertook grooming of Ch. Fontclair Festoon, led 4½-year-old miniature poodle to best-in-show award at Westminster show.
Mel Parnell, Red Sox pitcher retired by sore arm, announced return to game in native New Orleans as general manager and field manager of Pelicans, said he might even pitch if needed.