Valeri Brumel, 18, Moscow student and high jumper who placed second to fellow countryman Robert Shavlakadze in 1960 Olympics, cleared bar at 7 feet 4½ inches on first attempt in Leningrad meet, breaking indoor mark held by U.S.'s John Thomas.
This is an article from the Feb. 6, 1961 issue
Dave Tyler of West Hartford, Conn., a sophomore at Williston Academy, swam 50-yard freestyle in 22.5 seconds and 100-yard freestyle in 50.3 seconds to set two national prep swimming records within half an hour, in dual meet against Hotchkiss.
Deanna Satterfield, 17-year-old senior at Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) H.S. and a skier for seven years, turned in times of 35 and 34.2 seconds over slow course at Mt. Holly to win girls' slalom event of Michigan Interscholastic ski championships.
Rudy Humar, an eighth-grader at St. Patrick's school, Kansas City, Mo., making his first TV bowling appearance, rolled games of 231, 177 and 264 to post a 672 string and single-game and series records in KMBC-TV's junior bowling program.
Jack Russell, 55, former pitcher with six major league clubs (85-141 in 15 seasons), trailing through most of match, caught favorite George Haggarty on 16th hole, went on to beat him 1 up to win American senior golf championship, at Belleair, Fla.
Ernie Cunliffe, graduate student at Stanford who last month set outdoor record for 1,000-yard run, said he would crack indoor record as well, did so with 2:07.9 clocking in Boston A.A. meet, topping mark held by Don Gehrmann and Arnie Sowell.