Ronald Laird, a U.S. Olympian, literally left the field miles behind as he completed the 19-mile course in 29:39.8 to win the national 30-kilometer walking championship, at Providence. He finished more than 1� miles in front of runner-up Alan Blakeslee. Ronald Daniel was third.
MILEPOSTS—NAMED: FRED HUTCHINSON, 42-year-old fierce-faced leader of the Cincinnati Reds, who maneuvered his 60-to-1 long shots to their first pennant in 21 years and his first in nine years of major league managing, as National League manager of the year.
RETIRED: TOMPION, 4-year-old son of Tom Fool-Sunlight, by Count Fleet, after earning $545,173, to stud by owner C. V. Whitney. A 1960 Kentucky Derby favorite—and loser to Venetian Way—Tompion won stakes victories in the Hopeful, Santa Anita Derby, Travers, and Aqueduct Handicap, will now graze alongside stallions Counterpoint, Fisherman, Mount Marcy and Mahmoud at Whitney's farm in Lexington, Ky.
DIED: WENDELL MCINTOSH, 20-year-old tackle for Savannah State College, eight days after being injured in a practice scrimmage, at Savannah, Ga. McIntosh's death was the fifth of the college football season and the 20th in college, high school, and semipro competition this year.