BOATING—PIPE DREAM, 40-foot yawl owned and skippered by Walter Colquitt of Greenwich, Conn., won the 403-mile St. Petersburg-to-Ft. Lauderdale ocean sailing race on a corrected time of 68:43:57. Second was class-C winner Paper Tiger, owned by Jack Powell of St. Petersburg. Class-A winner was Ondine, owned by Stephen Long of Larchmont, N.Y.
Delight, 40-foot yawl under the hand of San Francisco's Dennis Jordan, dethroned Comanche as champion in the 71-mile Miami-to-Cat Cay ocean race on a corrected time of 10:32:26. Comanche, second, was seven minutes behind Delight.
BOWLING—BILL TUCKER of Rock Hill, Mo. won the $10,000 first prize in the All Star Bowling championship at San Bernardino, Calif., with a Petersen point total of 318-49. Second was Dick Weber of St. Louis, with 309-11. PHILLIS NOTARO of Brant, N.Y., won the women's title with 144-13 Petersen points. Second was Hope Riccilli of Downey, Calif., with 143-12.
Helen Klimas of Hartford, Conn., rolled strings of 144-198-159 to win the women's national duckpin title at Hartford. Her total of 501 makes her the first woman ever to roll over 500 in duck pins.
January 30, 1961
FIELD TRIAL—SAFARI, a white-and-orange female pointer handled by John Gates, defeated a field of 57 pointers and setters to win the Georgia Association's Open All-Age championship at Waynesboro, Ga.
FISHING—OCEAN CITY LIGHT-TACKLE CLUB of Maryland won the International Light Tackle championship at Palm Beach, Fla., with a three-day total of 16 releases on 20-pound line. Runner-up: Cape Hatteras Billfish Club, with 14 releases. Individual winner: J. M. HUTTON JR., of Cincinnati, who released eight sails.
GOLF—BOBBY ROSBURG, 1959 PGA champion, sank a 14-foot birdie putt on the final hole of the $50,000 Bing Crosby pro-am at Pebble Beach, Calif., to win with a 72-hole total of 282 (see page 12).
Jack Russell, 55, of Clearwater, Fla., defeated George Haggarty of Detroit 1 up to win the American senior golf championship at Belleair, Fla.
HOCKEY—MONTREAL held on to first place in the NHL, with Toronto second and Chicago third.
HORSE RACING—BOURBON PRINCE ($23.50), a prominent flop as a Kentucky Derby hopeful last year, took the $61,400 Tropical Park Handicap by 1½ lengths over Cranberry Sauce. Under Bobby Ussery, Bourbon Prince covered the 1‚⅛ mile in 1:47[3/5].
April Skies ($7) shrugged off a 129-pound impost and sprinted home a 3-length victor in the $33,050 Royal Poinciana Handicap, opening the Hialeah season. Bill Hartack urged April Skies the six furlongs in 1:11[3/5]. All Hands was second.
Yorky ($5.80), a prime prospect for Hialeah's $100,000 Widener next month, scooted home 5 lengths ahead of Derrick in the $30,300 Royal Palm Handicap at Hialeah. Under Johnny Sellers the Calumet 4-year-old covered the 114 mile in 1:49[3/5].
Crozier ($6.60) took the first pre-Kentucky Derby test of 1961 with a¾-length victory in the $25,950 Hibiscus Stakes at Hialeah. Vapor Whirl was second. Under 122 pounds including Braulio Baeza, Crozier went the six furlongs in 1:11[3/5].
Scotch Bull ($37.60) opened Bowie's 48-day meeting with a head victory over Mrs. Alfred G. Vanderbilt's Waddle in the $17,225 Francis Scott Key Stakes. Under Phil Grimm, Scotch Bull ran the 5½ furlongs in 1:05[4/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—DON GARLITS of Tampa broke the world's drag-race record with a speed of 189.86 mph in race at Tampa.
Jack Brabham, driving a Cooper, beat out rival Stirling Moss, who was second, in the 100-mile Lady Wigram Trophy race at Christchurch, New Zealand.
SKIING—BILLY KIDD, 17-year-old Stowe (Vt.) High School senior, captured the Eastern slalom championship at Stowe with runs of 53.2 and 58.3 seconds for a total of 1:51.5. Second was John Clough of Middlebury, [9/10] second slower. Mrs. MARY L. BECK of Middlebury won the women's slalom with a two-run time of 2:18.8, while Eleana Bookstrom of Middlebury was second in 2:37.5.
Guyperillat, 21-year-old French soldier, won the downhill race in the Hahnenkamm international at Kitzb√ºhel, Austria. Perillat zipped down the three-mile course, dotted with 16 gates, in 2:29.2, beat Austria's Egon Zimmermann by 7/10 second. Perillat lost the slalom to Austria's Gerhard Nenning, who had a time of 2:09.3, but won the combined. Traudl Hecher, 17-year-old pig-tailed Austrian ace, won the women's downhill (an 11-gate course about two-thirds as long as the men's) with a time of 1:53.7, and the women's slalom, in 2:03.9, for the combined title. West Germany's Heidi Biebl was second in both the downhill and slalom.
SWIMMING—In one of the speediest high school meets ever held, New Trier of Winnetka, Ill. beat neighboring rival Evanston Township 56-30, ended Evanston's five-year, 84-consecutive dual-meet win streak. Every Illinois Slate record was bettered, as well as four national records. New Trier's Terry Townsend swam the 200-yard freestyle in 1:50.7, two seconds under the national record. Trier's Dale Kiefer lowered the national mark with 2:05.7 for the 200-yard individual medley, and Roger Goettsche swam the 100-yard backstroke in 54.8, both a national interscholastic and American record for a 25-yard pool. Evans-ton's 200-yard medley relay team set a national record of 1:43.5. Fred Schmidt of New Trier tied the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 53.8.
Tom Trethewey, 16-year-old junior at Mt. Lebanon (Pa.) High School, broke the national interscholastic 100-yard breaststroke record for the third time in one month with a time of 1:02.7. His time also tops both the National AAU (1:03.2) and National Collegiate (1:03.1) records.
Dave Tyler, sophomore at Williston Academy in Easthampton, Mass., broke two national prep school records, swam the 50-yard freestyle in 22.5 and the 100-yard freestyle in 50.3.
TRACK & FIELD—At the Los Angeles Invitational indoor meet (see page 48) Wilma Rudolph of Tennessee A&I broke the American record for the 60-yard dash with a time of 6.9. Ralph Boston, also of Tennessee A&I, broke the American indoor broad jump record with a leap of 25 feet 10 inches, and Shotputter Parry O'Brien broke his own American indoor record with a toss of 63 feet 1½ inches. Other winners: Roscoe Cook of Oregon, 60-yard dash in 6.1; Hayes Jones of Ypsilanti, Mich., 60-yard high hurdles in 7.1; Otis Davis of University of Oregon, 500 yards in 58.4; Mel Spence of Arizona State University, 600 yards in 1:13; Jim Grelle, an Oregon graduate, 1,000 yards in 2:15; Jim Beatty of Santa Clara Valley (Calif.) Youth Village, one mile in 4:06.4; Laszlo' Tabori of Santa Clara Valley Youth Village, two miles in 8:53.2; Don Bragg of Van Nuys, Calif., pole vault at 15 feet; Bob Avant, high jump at 6 feet 11 inches.
Dyrol Burleson, 20-year-old Oregon runner, edged out Olympic Champion Murray Hal-berg in the 1,500-meter run at Auckland, New Zealand. Burleson's time on the grass track was 3:47.4, a New Zealand record.
University Of Chicago relay team set an American indoor record in the 880-yard relay with a time of 1:29.4, at Chicago.
WEIGHT LIFTING—NORBERT SCHEMANSKY of Dearborn, Mich., former Olympic champion, broke the world two-hand Olympic snatch record, held by Russia's Yuri Vlasov, with a lift of 344 pounds at AAU meet in Detroit.
MILEPOSTS—SIGNED: NORM VAN BROCK-LIN, 34, Philadelphia quarterback who led the Eagles to the National Football League championship, to three-year contract as head coach of the new Minnesota Vikings of the NFL.
SIGNED: BILL ELIAS, 36, head coach who transformed George Washington from a losing to a winning (5-3-1) football power in the Southern Conference in one year, as head coach at the University of Virginia.
SIGNED: GLENN DOBBS, athletic director at the University of Tulsa, as head football coach, replacing his brother Bobby who resigned last week.
SIGNED: JERRY CLAIBORNE, 32, assistant coach at Alabama, as head football coach at Virginia Tech.
RESIGNED: DANA X. BIBLE, 70, consulting athletic director at the University of Texas, as of September 1. Bible, hired in 1937, is credited with fashioning the University of Texas' golden era in sports.
DIED: LOUIS J. FAGEOL, 54, first unlimited hydroplane driver to average 100 mph in a heat, winner of three Gold Cups, the Harmsworth Trophy and the President's Cup; of a heart ailment in San Diego. Fageol set his 100.181-mph record in the 1950 Harmsworth race on the Detroit River.