Diane Ellison, a junior at the University of Washington, dunked Defending Champion Bette Ellis of Clarkston, Wash. a split second before tumbling in herself, captured women's birling title in world's log-rolling at Hayward, Wis.
Bruce Kidd, 18-year-old Toronto schoolboy, set Canadian record of 4:10.4 in junior mile run in Eastern Canadian track and field championships at Halifax, N.S., sliced almost 10 seconds off record previously held by Jim Irons of Toronto.
Vicki Burden of Hamilton, Out., playing in the Dundas golf club's annual women's tournament, tied after 18 holes with Canadian Women's Champion Marlene Streit, won title in playoff with birdie 4 after Marlene shot par 5.
Seymour Cromwell, an MIT graduate in naval architecture, successfully defended single-sculls title in the 79th Royal Canadian Henley rowing regatta at St. Catharines, Ont., knifed through the one-mile 550-yard course in 7:35.
August 13, 1961
Helen Hough of Westport, Conn. teamed with husband Larry in Mercedes-Benz 190 to win national sports car rally along banks of Delaware River, completed the 545-mile, 30-check-point course with less than one minute of error.
Harold Reno, a farmer from Sabina, Ohio, won 34 straight games before losing to Ted Allen of Boulder, Colo. in the final match of the World Horseshoe Tournament at Muncie, Ind. but won title with 34-1 record and 83.8 ringer average.