Pat Daniels, freshman at Brigham Young University, captured national AAU women's pentathlon at Fort Collins, Colo. She amassed 4,232 points to defeat Defending Champion JoAnn Terry of Tennessee State, but mourned: "I should have broken the record."
Dudley Faulk, son of a goose-call manufacturer from Lake Charles, La., won 11th annual world goose-calling championship at Missouri Valley, Iowa. Faulk, who won international duck-calling contest in 1954, said he'd retire: "No point hogging these titles."
Bill Rutan of Essex, Conn. teamed with Art Riley of Port Washington, N.Y. to win the Lime Rock, Conn. endurance run for economy cars. They drove a Volvo eight hours (five of them with no clutch at all), scored their third triumph on the course in five years.
Barbara Chandler of Boise, Idaho, who has been playing tournament tennis 15 years, won women's singles in the Western U.S. Senior Hard Court Championships at Salt Lake City. She also won the women's doubles, missed the mixed doubles title in final round.
October 15, 1961
Jay Wilkinson, Duke University sophomore back, who is son of Oklahoma football coach Bud Wilkinson, scored touchdown first time he handled ball as varsity player. Against Virginia, Wilkinson took punt, returned the ball 63 yards for touchdown.
Ted Savage, 24, Buffalo Bisons' outfielder who led the International League with a .325 average, won circuit's Most Valuable Player title. Savage, the property of last-place Philadelphia Phillies, also led league in total hits, runs scored and in stolen bases.