Julie Kay Pratt, 18, a brown-eyed beauty from Ball State Teachers College, Muncie, Ind., was crowned queen of the "500" Festival, given assignment of bussing winner of Indianapolis "500" on brow—an honor usually reserved for movie starlets.
Ted Williams, 12-year-old Charlotte, N.C. Little Leaguer who was named for Major Leaguer Williams by an admiring father, revealed his own baseball potential when he pitched three consecutive no-hitters. The new "splinter" bats left, throws right.
Doris Severtsen, 17, a Gig Harbor, Wash. high school student who's been running competitively for only a year, astounded the gallery at track meet in Ft. Lewis, Wash. when she ran 880 yards in 2:25 to break the listed American women's record.
John Konsek of Buffalo led Purdue to its third straight Big Ten golf title, as well as his own third Big Ten championship. Only 20, Konsek defeated National Amateur Champion Jack Nicklaus by shooting 2-under-par 282 for 72 holes at East Lansing, Mich.
June 5, 1960
Alfredo Martinez of San Antonio's Mexican Baptist Children's Home went fishing for first time when he joined more than 1,200 other youngsters in city's annual Kids Fishing Tournament, won orphans' event when he landed a 9-ounce black bass.
Steve Clark, 16, of Los Altos, California, proved himself strong Olympic prospect when he smashed two high school swimming records (and bettered two collegiate records) by splashing 50-yard freestyle in 21.8 and 100-yard freestyle in 48.4 at Santa Clara.