Mrs. Bayard Sharp, Wilmington, Del., joined husband at Hialeah for running of the $135,800 Flamingo, stepped into winner's circle after couple's Troilus beat favored First Landing.
Karl Johnstone, Phoenix high school track star training under Coach Vernon Wolfe (Dallas Long was a former pupil), broke listed high school discus record with sling of 184 feet 11½ inches.
Lee Petty was declared official winner Daytona 500-mile sweepstakes after NASCAR saw pictures, admitted "human error" and took victory from first-announced winner Johnny Beauchamp.
Lois Felix, 31, of Meriden, Conn., ranked 14th nationally, won the national women's indoor tennis championship when she defeated Carole Wright of Brooklyn 6-2, 8-6 at Brookline, Mass.
March 9, 1959
David Jenkins, 22-year-old premedical student of Colorado Springs, met challenge of Canada's Don Jackson and the U.S.'s Tim Brown, won third world figure skating title at Colorado Springs.
Ben Heckscher, 23, an ex-Harvard student now serving in Army Intelligence, defeated J. Smith Chapman, Montreal, won national amateur squash racquets championship at Cambridge, Mass.
Dr. C. C. Kirk, 80-year-old Columbus, Ohio psychiatrist, spent last 50 years improving his golf game, got finest reward when he shot his first hole in one on West Palm Beach course.