Bill Chase ofNorth Haven, Conn., Yale senior, won 1,500-meter, 440-yard and 220-yardfreestyle races in 18:02.1, 4:25.7 and 2:04.6 respectively in the EasternIntercollegiate swim championships in Princeton, N.J., captured events forsecond year in row.
Carol Smith,senior at the McLane High School, Fresno, Calif., ran 50-yard dash on claytrack in meet against other girls in her school in 6.2 (as compared to thegirls' American outdoor record of 5.8), ran 75-yard dash in 8.7 (compared torecord 8.3).
Jerry Varnam, 17,Augusta, Me. high school sophomore who took up competitive skiing this year toimprove his stamina for track, captured National Junior Nordic Cross-Countryski championship in Lake Placid, N.Y., covered the 5.5 miles in 33:24.
Kathy Huller, 14,of Independence, Mo., won women's indoor National Junior AAU swim title in50-yard freestyle in Kansas City with time of 27.4, equaled record set byVickie Hazelett of Phoenix, Ariz. in similar event in El Paso, Texas lastyear.
March 27, 1961
Thad Turner ofPhilipsburg, Pa., Lehigh University wrestler undefeated in dual meets twoconsecutive years, won in 167-pound division as Lehigh won EasternIntercollegiate Wrestling title in Bethlehem, Pa., received OutstandingWrestler Award.
Charles Moir,basketball coach at Mount Airy (N.C.) High School, succeeded his brother Sam ascoach after the latter had achieved an undefeated season, subsequently equaledSam's 1959-60 record: 25 wins, 0 losses, the Class 3-A State Championship.