BOATING—PENN, stroked by Jim Wynne, over Cornell by 1 length in 10:57.6 for 2 miles, to retain Crawford Madeira Challenge Bowl, Ithaca, N.Y.
Wisconsin, stroked by Herb Degner and racing in borrowed shell, over Navy by 2 lengths in 9:21 for 1¾ miles, Annapolis.
California gave retiring Coach Ky Ebright suitable send-off, winning 3-mile varsity race by 8¼ lengths in 14:58 and sweeping river against Stanford in final home regatta at Oakland, Calif.
Washington-Lee H.S., Arlington, Va., beat Hammond, Alexandria, Va., by 5 feet in 4:44.6 for mile for third straight 8-oared title, Natl. Schoolboy Championships, Wyandotte, Mich. Other winners: WASHINGTON-LEE, jr. eights and doubles; BISHOP FALLON H.S., Buffalo, fours; ST. CATHERINE'S (ONT.) COLLEGIATE, jr. fours; DAVE HILLMAN, Approved Tutors H.S., Philadelphia, singles; TONY WALKER, Haverford (Pa.) School, jr. singles; JIM CROWELL and JACK BARCLAY, Haverford School, jr. doubles.
May 31, 1959
BOXING—EDDIE MACHEN, 10-round decision over Reuben Vargas, heavyweights, San Francisco.
Alex Miteff, 10-round decision over Wayne Bethea, heavyweights, New York.
Joey Giambra, 10-round decision over Tiger Jones, middleweights, Dallas.
GOLF—JACK NICKLAUS, U.S., St. George's Grand Challenge Cup, with 119 for 36 holes, at Sandwich, in warmup for British Amateur.
Sandra Jane Haynie, 15, continued to dominate Texas golf scene, defeating Wanda So-well, 3 and 2, for third Austin women's title.
HORSE RACING—HILLSDALE: $112,900 Californian, 1 1/16 m., over Amerigo in photo finish, in 1:40 4/5, Hollywood Pk. Tommy Barrow up. Hillsdale won $66,800, raised 1959 winnings to $270,250, lifetime earnings to $415,095.
INTENTIONALLY: $90,650 Withers Mile, by 3 lengths over Manassa Mauler, in 1:35 3/5, Belmont. Manuel Ycaza up.
VERTEX: $54,650 Camden H., 1 1/8 m., by 1¼ lengths over Piano Jim, in 1:51, for seventh straight stakes victory, Garden State. Sam Boulmetis up. Vertex, who has won $246,029 this year, chipped sesamoid bone, may never run again.
HORSE SHOW-CAROL HOFMANN, North Branch, N.J., expertly guided The Kitten to jr. hunter championship; RODDY WANAMAKER, 14-year-old Philadelphian, earned title of best jr. rider, Devon (Pa.) Horse Show.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—EDGAR BARTH and WOLFGANG SEIDEL, Germany, zipped little Porsche around curvy, 665-m. course at average 56.612 mph to win Targa Florio, Palermo, Sicily. Porsche cars also took second and third to pile up more points for world sports car championship.
LACROSSE—PRINCETON, over Cornell, 9-8, for third straight Ivy League title, Ithaca, N.Y.
RUGBY—DARTMOUTH, over N.Y. Rugby Club, 6-0, for Carling's Challenge Cup, Hanover, N.H.
SOCCER—WEST BROMWICH ALBION, England, and Dundee, Scotland, 2-2 tie, Brooklyn, N.Y.
TRACK & FIELD—BILL ALLEY, Kansas javelin thrower who goes into hospital June 15 for surgery on lame throwing arm, nevertheless tossed spear 249 feet 4½ inches for new meet record; ARCHIE SAN ROMANI JR., son of oldtime miler, was clocked in 4:10, best time ever for schoolboy, as he finished behind PAUL WHITE-LY, Kansas State, Emporia (4:08.1), Missouri Valley AAU meet, Kansas City.
John J. Kelley, Boston AA, finished more than mile in front in 2:21 to win fourth straight natl. AAU marathon title, Yonkers, N.Y.
Steve Pauly, Beaverton, Ore., ran 120-yard high hurdles in 13.8 for new U.S. scholastic record, Oregon Class A-1 High School meet, Corvallis.
MILEPOST—DIED: BOB CORTNER, 32, quiet, dark-haired Redlands, Calif. veteran of midget car tracks, who was taking his first whirl at big-car racing; of head injuries suffered when his car got caught up in gusty wind, spun and hit concrete retaining wall head-on during practice run, at Indianapolis. Cortner's death was second this year, 50th in 50 years at Brickyard.