Jeanne Ashworth, Wilmington, Mass. physical education instructor, followed up victory in women's National Outdoor Speed Skating championships by winning women's North American Outdoor title at Lake Placid, N.Y., said, "I need more practice."
Harrison Merrill, 17, straight-A student at Atlanta's Westminster School, swam 100-yard freestyle in 0:50.3, 100-yard butterfly in 0:56.3, 200-yard individual medley in 2:12.9 over three-day span, tied one, set two national prep school records.
Buddy Werner of Colorado University put on one-man show during Western State College Winter Carnival at Gunnison, Colo., took first place in downhill, slalom and jumping as Colorado finished runner-up to Denver University for team title.
Dennis Sandberg, St. Paul high school junior who has fished both winter and summer "just about as long as I can remember, "caught 5½-pound northern pike at Minnesota's nearby White Bear Lake, won St. Paul Winter Carnival Ice Fishing contest.
February 20, 1961
Barbara Williams of Richmond, Calif. teamed with William Hyndman of Philadelphia, took National Mixed Foursome amateur golf title at Miami Beach, 3 and 2, beat Mrs. John Fitton of Hamilton, Ohio and Willie Turnesa of White Plains, N.Y.
Pat Tallman, San Antonio disk jockey, lined up sponsor to pay $1.50 to March of Dimes for each game he bowled, ran off 162 games in marathon 43-hour session (average score: 159), raised total of $1,000 with help of spectator contributions.