University of Denver won the National Collegiate championship in Middlebury, Vt. 376.19 points to Middlebury's 366.94. Colorado was third with 365.54. Buddy Werner of Colorado won the Alpine combined title, and Chris Selbeck of Denver won the jumping championship) with leaps of 199 and 204 "feet.
SQUASH RACQUETS—MARGARET VARNER of Wilmington, Del., defeated Mrs. Charles Wetzel Jr. of Philadelphia 15-11, 15-10, 15-10 to retain her national title in Greenwich, Conn.
SWIMMING—Olympians Chuck Bittick and Murray Rose tuned up for next week's NCAA championships by lowering two national records and leading USC to a decisive 183-89 swamping of runner-up Washington in the Big Five meet in Los Angeles. Bittick improved his own NCAA standard in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 54.2, while Rose regained the 440 freestyle mark taken from him on March 4 by Indiana's Alan Somers. Rose's new record: 4:21.0.
Although 40 schools entered the 21st annual Eastern Intercollegiate Championships at Princeton, gold medals went back to only five campuses. The host Tigers took four of the 16 events, including the 100-yeard breaststroke, won by soph Gardiner Green in 1:02.9. It was the first time since 1952 that Princeton managed even one first place in this carnival. But the meet's best performance was a superb 2:03.8 in the individual medley by Harvard's husky Bob Kaufmann.
West Chester (Pa.) State won four events and 56 points to take the Women's Eastern Intercollegiate Championships in Philadelphia. Three meet records were set: Alice Reis of Hunter College, N.Y., the 50-yard butterfly in 31.6; Barbara Chesneau of Pennsylvania, the 50-yard breast-stroke in 36.1 (she also equaled the 50-yard backstroke record of 33.7); and West Chester, the 150-yard medley relay in 1:42.9.
Southern Methodist won the Southwest championships at College Station, Texas. It was the fifth consecutive win for the Mustangs, who had 152 points to Texas' 145�.
TRACK AND FIELD—Big surprise of the AAU women's indoor championship in Columbus, Ohio, was 17-year-old high school runner Helen Shipley of Newton, Mass., who set an American record in the half mile. Running for the first time in competition she opened up a 15-yard lead on the first lap, then stayed in front to finish in 2:21.6, cutting 3.2 seconds off the pending American record set by Cleveland's Rose Lovelace three weeks earlier. In a trial heat Wilma Rudolph of Tennessee State set an American 220 record with a time of 25 seconds but lost to teammate Vivian Brown in the finals. Wilma also set a record in the 100-yard dash in 10.8. Lillian Greene of Colorado State University set an American record of 1:00.4 for the 440. Mayor Daley's Youth Foundation of Chicago collected 38 points, broke Tennessee State's seven-year hold on the team title. Tennessee State had 29� points. Ohio Track Club was third with 10�.
In a dramatic finish at the IC4-A championships at Madison Square Garden, YALE edged out Villanova 30 points to 29. Going into the final race, the mile relay, Villanova had a 29-25 lead, needed only a fourth-place finish to clinch the title. The Wildcats finished third, but were disqualified for pushing on the next to last lap. Manhattan was third with 20 points.
Baylor won the University title in the Border Olympics in Laredo, Texas. The Bears collected 61� points in their sweep over Abilene Christian, with 48 points, and defending champion Texas, with 40 points.
Texas Southern repeated as champion of the College Division with 50 2/5 points to Southern University's 45 7/10 points. Ray Cunningham of Texas ran the high hurdles in 14 seconds to break the oldest meet record, 14.3, set by Fred Wolcott of Rice in 1939.