Carol Meinhart of Pittsburgh, women's national archery champion, set two world records at Pittsburgh when she shot 742-756 for two-round 1,498, beating previous one-round (740) and two-round (1,476) marks set by Jean Lee of Springfield, Mass.
Joseph Marinello of Bloomfield, N.J., 77-year-old retired elevator operator who cycles to keep in shape, finished weekend, 671-mile cycling expedition through New England, declared he had gotten more tired "running my elevator up and down."
Jolanda Balas, Rumanian high jumper who has equaled or beaten women's world record 10 times since 1956, surpassed her own world mark by nearly an inch during track and field championships at Bucharest, cleared the bar at 6 feet 1¼ inches.
Herman Willemse, a schoolteacher from Utrecht, Holland, finished 300 yards ahead of the field to win the seventh annual marathon swim around Absecon Island at Atlantic City, completed the 25-mile course in 10:30:5.4, took home $5,000 for his efforts.
July 31, 1960
Frank Havens, 36-year-old Vienna, Va. insurance man who won the 10,000-meter Canadian singles canoeing title at the 1952 Olympics, took 1,000-meter singles in the Olympic trials on New York's Lake Sebago, was named to his fourth Olympic squad.
Dick Schulderberg of the Gibson Island, Md., yacht club, barely got his yawl Serendipity into the field but went on to win the 19th Virginia Cruise Cup sailing race on Chesapeake Bay in the corrected time of 12:19:48, best in history of 123-mile event.