Dallas Long, an 18-year-old USC freshman who may yet be first to put shot 65 feet, took on Parry O'Brien at his own game at Santa Barbara, Calif., got off 63-foot 2-inch heave to equal O'Brien's world mark.
J. Lenox Porter, 49, New York banker who turns to squash tennis for relaxation, plays it better than anyone else. And to prove it, he beat Jim Prighoff 18-17, 12-15, 15-10, 18-15 for his third national title.
Ann Casey Johnstone, Curtis Cupper who reached finals of seven tournaments in two years without winning one, broke jinx in North-South Amateur at Pinehurst, beating Joanne Goodwin on 19th hole.
Paul Wilcox of Davis and Elkins, operating in obscurity of basketball's minor leagues, averaged 33.6 points a game, one more than major-college leader Oscar Robertson, to win small-college scoring title.
April 6, 1959
Fernando Terruzzi, stocky, well-heeled Italian pedaler who makes $35,000 a year on European circuit, teamed with Leandro Faggin to win six-day bike race as mad whirl to nowhere was revived in New York.
Bill Alley, muscular Kansas junior, took stance in 12-mph Texas breeze and whipped javelin 258 feet 4 inches at Abilene to better college record by more than a foot, but wind may nullify his mark.
Gus Stager, affable 36-year-old former Michigan freestyler who has coached at Ann Arbor for five years, guided Wolverines to third, straight NCAA swim title with record 137½ points at Ithaca, N.Y. (see page 16).