Bill Nieder, bulky University of Kansas shotputter who has moved up to challenge Parry O'Brien, got off his second 60-foot throw in five weeks, this time hurled iron ball 60 feet 3� inches for new U.S. college record as Jayhawks overwhelmed field to take Big Seven Conference title with 154� points at Manhattan, Kan. (May 19).
Robin Moore, powerful-stroking young Stanford sophomore, thrashed 100-yard freestyle in 0:48.9, surpassed listed world mark of 0:49.2 as well as 0:49 performance by Yale's Rex Aubrey earlier this year, to help team win eighth straight Pacific Coast Conference swimming championship at Palo Alto, Calif. Other record-breaker in same meet: Southern California's Bob Hughes, who ticked off 2:19.3 clocking for 200-yard breaststroke, bettering U.S. and national college standards (May 19).
Phyllis Perkins, 22-year-old British typist, deserted her keyboard to take crack at 1,500 meters at Hornchurch, England, flashed fine finishing kick to cover distance in 4:35.4, fastest ever by woman (May 17).
Mrs. Carola Mandel, pretty Chicago markswoman, knocked down 150 targets with 12-gauge shotgun, ran string to 529 hits without miss for women's world skeet shoot record at Detroit (May 20).
Pittsburgh shocked league-leading Milwaukee, drubbing Braves 6-3, 5-0 on fine pitching of Bob Friend and Ron Kline to throw National League into near three-way tie, moved within one game of top. Brooklyn showed signs of awakening, swept two-game set with St. Louis, faltered briefly to drop pair to Cincinnati but bounced back with double win over Chicago to move into contention. New York perked up, whipped St. Louis 2-0, 5-2.
New York ran off five straight over Cleveland, Chicago and Kansas City, held two-game lead over Cleveland in American League. Indians won four out of six, got brilliant 15-strikeout performance from Herb Score against Washington. Boston picked up pace with last-place Kansas City and fading Chicago, took over third, while White Sox dropped to fourth (for more facts and figures, see page 46).
TRACK & FIELD
UCLA, with man-sized assists from Rafer Johnson (see above) and little Bobby Seaman, ended Southern California's string of Pacific Coast Conference championships at 15, upsetting Trojans 69�-67 at Berkeley. Seaman trailed Oregon's Jim Bailey in 4:06 mile but won half mile in 1:52.2, helped Bruin mile relay team to title-clinching second place.