Ernestine Russell, young Canadian beauty who now does her acrobatics for Michigan State, displayed her best form at Kent, Ohio, scoring 70.95 points to edge Muriel Davis for her third AAU gymnastics title.
Ernest Fay, once described as "the fidgety little pilot from Houston," sailed his Sabre home first in two races, piled up 18½ points to finish ahead of brother Albert for Edward Prince of Wales Cup at Bermuda.
Judy Eller is a Tennessee teen-ager with a knack for hitting golf balls. Daughter of pro, Judy set women's southern field at Birmingham on ear with qualifying 68, went on to beat veteran Polly Riley 2 and 1 for title.
Frances Wilson, who works for State Department, did plenty of duckpin rattling in national tournament at Baltimore, winning all-events title with 1,190 and tying Richmond's Dot Cridlin for singles crown with 432.
May 17, 1959
Ray Norton, lanky San Jose State sprinter whose stride measures 6 feet 9 inches, put one giant step after another to tie world record of 9.3 for 100, came back to overtake Bobby Morrow in 9.4 at Fresno, Calif.
Burford Danner of Indianapolis is proud owner of Ambition, 10-year-old gelding who closed with rush to win Iroquois Steeplechase, named for first American-bred horse to win Epsom Derby, at Nashville.
Pat Mitchell, fleet Gainesville, Texas schoolboy, has college coaches drooling after he won 100 in 9.7, 220 in 21.1 and 180-yard low hurdles in 18.7, scored 30 of team's 34 points in state meet at Austin.