Pitt's Arnie Sowell (see Record Breakers), Manhattan's Ken Bantum (see below) and Abilene Christian's Bobby Morrow (see page 46) were among brightest stars in NCAA championships at Berkeley, Calif. UCLA's Ron Drummond and Don Vick placed one-two in discus, gave Bruins team title with 55 7/10 points.
Army's Lou Jones waged close duel with Jim Lea, won 400 meters in 0:45.7 to equal best time on U.S. soil in Interservice meet at Los Angeles. Tom Courtney set burning pace in 800 meters, handed AAU-banned Wes Santee sound trouncing in 1:47.1 but Santee, warming up for debut as sports car racer, came back to win 1,500 meters in 3:47.3. Bob Mathias, two-time Olympic champion, took decathlon honors with 7,193 points.
Swedish horsemen won three gold medals for team dressage, individual dressage and individual three-day trials in Equestrian Games at Stockholm (see page 49).
Louise Brough, sharpening up for tournament play ahead, scored two singles victories, led U.S. to 5-2 victory over Britain in Wightman Cup competition at Wimbledon.
Australia stubbornly defied England's spin bowlers on last day, finished 137 runs behind with three wickets down to force draw in first test match for The Ashes at Nottingham.
DIED—Bob Sweikert, 30, first to win Indianapolis 500, AAA big-car and Midwest sprint championships in one year (1955); at Salem, Ind. (see page 17).