BOATING—LAURENCE CAMPTON, Salida, Col., paddled his kayak through swirling currents of Arkansas River, covered 25 miles in 2:23:59 to become first American to win American While Water championship day after fellow townsman ERIC FRAZEE, 19, won Western American Slalom title at Salida.
This is an article from the June 22, 1959 issue
BOXING—ROY HARRIS, 10-round decision over Charlie Powell, heavyweights, Houston.
Sugar Hart, Philadelphia welterweight contender, carved up washed-up Isaac Logart to win 10-round decision, Chicago.
Carlos Ortiz, sharp-punching Puerto Rican, was awarded second-round TKO over Kenny Lane and newly revived junior welterweight title when accidental butt opened ugly gash on Lane's right brow, New York.
FISHING—PUERTO RICO'S ESTEBAN A. BIRD, RAFAEL FIGUEROA, WILLIE BISCOMBE, ANGEL BURCKHART, JOSE URDAZ and BILL CARRINGTON snared seven blue marlin, beat Cape Hatteras in U.S.-Puerto Rico Challenge Match, Manteo, N.C.
GOLF—MRS. EDWARD D. McAULIFF, Boston, over Joanne Goodwin and Mrs. Maxon Berger, in playoff, for Eastern Amateur title, Baltimore.
Jackie Cupit clicked off 286 for 72 holes to win Missouri Valley Conference title, led Houston to fourth straight team championship.
HARNESS RACING—TRADER HORN: $25,000 Siwanoy Trot, 1 m., by ½ length, in 2:03, Yonkers (N.Y.) Raceway. Billy Haughton, driver.
HORSE RACING—ROUND TABLE: $56,800 Citation H., by neck over Etonian, in track record-tying 1:33 2/5, Washington Park. Steve Brooks Up. Back to races for first time since suffering injury Feb. 23, Round Table won $33,750, raised lifetime earnings to $1,396,939.
BALLY ACHE: $35,550 Juvenile St., 5 f., by 1½ lengths over Ouija Board, in 58 4/5, Belmont. Sammy Boulmetis up.
OPEN VIEW: $32,500 Kent St., 1 1/16 m., by neck over Bonzo, in 1:45, Delaware Park. Karl Korte up.
GOLD COVER: $26,750 Golden State Breeders H., 1 1/16 m., in photo finish, Hollywood Park. Johnny Longden up.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—-VAN JOHNSON, Bally, Pa., 100-m. natl. championship for Indianapolis cars and drivers, with 99.005-mph average, in 1:00:16, in Jacob Vargo Special, Langhorne, Pa.
Lee Petty, Randleman, N.C, NASCAR 150-m. sweepstakes, in 1959 Plymouth, Atlanta.
TENNIS—PANCHO GONZALES, bearing down when money is on line, whipped Frank Sedgman 6-3, 6-4, for 5-1 record, won third masters round-robin pro tournament and $3,000 at Los Angeles.
Alex Olmedo, U.S. Davis Cupper, sharpened up for Wimbledon by beating Denmark's Kurt Nielsen, 8-6, 3-6, 6-4, in final of Kent tournament, Beckenham, England.
Billy Lenoir, Tucson, over Andy Lloyd, Shreveport, La., 7-5, 6-3, 6-1, for junior title; JORGE DE-JESUS, San Juan, over Chiles Pasarell, Santurce, 9-7, 3-6, 9-7, for boys title; Southern Juniors and Boys championships, Davidson, N.C.
Reginald Bennett, Lamar Tech, over Teammate Eugene Sailer, 9-7, 7-9, 6-4, 6-3, for NAIA title, Charleston, Ill. Team champion: Lamar Tech, for fifth straight time.
TRACK & FIELD—PARRY O'BRIEN won shot-put with toss of 63 feet 1¼ inches, went on to heave big ball 64 feet ½ inch to unofficially better own listed world record in postmeet exhibition, Pomona, Calif.
New York Pioneer Club, led by doubles by Mike Herman in 120-yd. high hurdles (14.8) and broad jump (22 feet 6 inches)and John Fernandez in 100 (9.8) and 220 (21.8), scored 102 pts., upset NYAC for Metropolitan AAU title. New York.
Yale-Harvard, over Oxford-Cambridge, 8 events to 7, London.
Edmund Piatkowski, Poland, scaled discus 196 feet 7.1 inches to better listed world record, Warsaw.
MILEPOSTS—TRANSFERRED: CAPTAIN SLADE CUTTER, onetime Navy football hero, more recently colorful, controversial and bluff-tough Naval Academy athletic director; to sea duty this summer. His replacement: Captain Asbury Coward (see right).
DIED: MICHAEL GALITZEN, 48, better known to swimming buffs as Mickey Riley, diver who won numerous U.S. titles from 1928 to 1932, springboard championship in 1932 Olympics; of natural causes, at Los Angeles.