John Mostyn, 18-year-old Oradell, N.J. high school boy, gave the world something to think about when he ran 100 in 9.3, breaking schoolboy record and tying world mark in Memorial invitation at Englewood, N.J.
Mrs. Halina Braunstein of Los Angeles, who watched her horse Royal Orbit run sound but insufficiently remarked-on fourth in the Kentucky Derby, broke into full victory smile when Royal Orbit won Preakness.
Andy Bathgate, although hobbled by two bad knees, scored 40 goals and had 48 assists for N.Y. Rangers, won unusual acclaim (for player on fifth-place team) as NHL's MVP. His prizes: Hart Trophy and $1,000.
Don Norbury, 5-foot 8-inch U. of Penn junior, made good use of extra-long 46-inch driver, hitting for distance to beat Yale's Mike Phillips 3 and 2 for Eastern Intercollegiate golf championship at Princeton, N.J.
May 24, 1959
Patrice Jacobs, 22, button-cute daughter of Trainer Hirsch Jacobs who broke in as horse owner just a year ago, rooted home Basil Bee in International Steeplechase at Belmont for her first stakes triumph.
Karl Johnstone, latest of North Phoenix (Ariz.) H.S. Coach Vern Wolfe's phenoms, is small (5 feet 10½ inches, 173 pounds) for weightman, but he heaved discus 194 feet 5 inches for new high school record.
Myron Roderick, 24, triple NCAA champion who went almost directly from competitor's mat to coaching at Oklahoma State and saw team win NCAA, AAU, Big Eight titles, was named wrestling's Coach of Year.