Janie Pinkston, 13, eighth-grade chess player from Lansing, Mich. who holds state women's amateur title, kept unruly brown hair from her eyes long enough to win five games, draw a sixth, top 26 entrants in elementary school bracket of Detroit tourney.
Bill Elias, ex-Maryland quarterback, in first year as George Washington football coach lifted team from 1-8 in 1959 to four straight victories and 5-3-1 record this season, won overwhelming vote of newsmen to become Southern Conference coach of year.
Lowell North, Mission Bay, Calif. engineer-sailmaker, added a fifth place in final race to three firsts, one ninth to score 218 points and win his second straight (and third over-all) world Star class sailing championship; at Guanabara Bay, Brazil.
Kaye Pollock, 15, of Mount Auburn, Iowa primped pet Hereford, Hercy, saw it capture grand prize at Chicago International Livestock exposition, then said in Strike It Rich fashion: "Now we can pay the mortgage on the farm and for an operation Mom needs."
December 12, 1960
Arthur Ashe, 17-year-old senior honor student from St. Louis, and sixth-seeded in tournament, outsteadied top-seeded Frank Froehling 6-4, 16-14, 9-11, 3-6, 6-1 in four-hour match to become first Negro winner of National Junior Indoor tennis title.
Khalid Faisal, nephew of Saudi Arabia's King Saud and soccer cocaptain at The Hun School, Princeton, N.J., turned five-goal "turban trick" seven times, set national prep scoring records for single game (eight goals), season (38), four years (103).