Jimmy Riggs Jr., 11, of Jacksonville, Ark., 125-pound sixth-grader who has been bowling two years, rolled the third-highest score ever turned in by a bantam bowler—a 256—in competition at Jacksonville. He uses a 13-pound ball, bowls right-handed.
Janet Tighe, Wilmington, Mass. speed skater, won 440-yard three-quarter mile and mile events for 15-point total in Eastern indoor meet at Lake Placid, N.Y., took the women's title by seven-point margin over Darlene Sechanic of Kiamesha Lake, N.Y.
Gordon Eaton, Middlebury (Vt.) College sophomore from Littleton, N.H., won the abbreviated, 1.1-mile downhill race in 1:15.3 in NCAA ski championships at Middle-bury, bested Colorado University's Buddy Werner by slim five-tenths of a second.
Art Chisholm of Arlington, Mass., hockey center at Northeastern U. in Boston, tallied his 100th varsity goal in 5-4 victory over Vermont's Norwich U., joined Middlebury (Vt.) College's Phil Latreille as only active varsity player to score 100 or more goals.
March 20, 1961
Helen Shipley, 17, of Newton, Mass.. running first race in competition, stayed in front all the way in 880-yard run at AAU women's indoor meet in Columbus, Ohio, set AAU women's record in 2:21.6—3.2 seconds better than best previous American time.
Steve Bliss of Fort Washington, Pa., a senior and captain of swim team at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa., anchored team that set national prep school swim records in the 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays with times of 1:30.7 and 3:26.1 respectively.