Fred Hill, an Ohsweken, Ont. Indian, drove winning horses in all eight races of opening-day harness racing at Beamsville (Ont.) Fairgrounds—the first such sweep at a North American meet and the most consecutive races won on this continent.
June Jordan, 23-year-old wife of a Florida fishing captain, hooked into a whopping 203-pound tarpon while fishing with her husband at Marathon, Fla., later learned she had landed the first tarpon weighing over 200 pounds ever caught in U.S. waters.
Dennis Davis, English engineer and member of a mountain-climbing team that set out to scale Nuptse, the treacherous 25,850-foot, bladelike peak just west of Everest, one of the highest unclimbed peaks in the Himalayas, was first to gain the top.
Juanita Fredericks of Halliday, N.D., Colorado State University sophomore who majors in secretarial administration, finished first in the barrel race and fourth in the goat-tying at the Chadron (Neb.) State Stampede, took the All-Around Cowgirl title.
June 11, 1961
Tom Klecatsky, South St. Paul H.S. senior who rows 1,400 miles a year, teamed with Bruce Larson, also of South St. Paul, finished six lengths ahead of nearest shell in winning junior doubles in National Schoolboy Rowing on Washington's Potomac River.
Ulis Williams, smooth-striding, bespectacled senior at Compton (Calif.) High School, set a national interscholastic record when he ran the 440 in 46.1 at Ontario, Calif., bettered the mark of 46.5 set earlier this year by Ted Nelson of Andrews, Texas.