Charles Aedo of Hollywood, Calif, left the national indoor speed skating championships at Champaign, Ill. with the title and a record for two miles. Aedo commutes 360 miles a week on a 10-speed bicycle and aims to be at the 1964 Olympics, with skates or bike.
Elissa Bludau sent a big-eared kite named Old Bet (after the Bailey circus elephant) into a March wind and it outflew 250 other entries in the annual Somers (N.Y.) Kite Day for best-of-show honors. Elissa is a third-grade pupil in the Primrose Grammar School.
Andre Deladrier, fencing coach at Navy, brought his squad to the first undefeated record for Annapolis in the past 10 years. In their last regular meet Navy, with surprising strength in the foil, edged Columbia 15-12 to end the Lions' string of 20 consecutive dual meet wins.
Suzanne Knott, a 17-year-old Columbus, Ohio high school senior, running her first competitive 440-yard event at the women's national indoor championships in Louisville, broke the record with a time of 58.2, more than two seconds under the old record.
March 26, 1962
Frank Butterworth, from Mt. Carmel, Conn, scored seven goals in a polo match against Yale to give Cornell its second straight intercollegiate championship and win tournament's outstanding player award. He has rating of two goals outdoors, three indoors.
Billy Seebold Jr., 21, of Granite City, Ill. came out on top when the National Outboard Association counted racing points for 1961. Seebold was named professional driver of the year for taking 39 firsts, 16 seconds and 10,600 championship points in 79 NOA races last year.