PHILIP DUBOIS and ROBERT MONKS
The world's oldest crew race—Britain's venerable Oxford-Cambridge four-mile classic-bore a distinctly American tinge this year, with two husky Americans from Harvard rowing in the Cambridge shell. Phil duBois (left) at No. 2 oar and Bob Monks at No. 6, both members of Trinity College, helped Cambridge win by a whopping 16 lengths. DuBois is from Ridgefield, Conn. and captained the Harvard varsity crew in 1953; Monks, a Bostonian, was a varsity crewman at Harvard last year. DuBois is in his second year at Cambridge, reading geophysics. Monks is a Fiske scholar in history.
Eighteen-year-old Beth Whittall of Montreal is blonde-haired, blue-eyed and very pretty. She can also swim—just how well no one realized until the Pan-American Games. At Mexico City, in the space of a single hour and in the face of oxygen fatigue at high altitude, Beth won two first-place gold medals for Canada and swam a relay leg to boot. The trim Purdue sophomore first scored an upset victory in the 100-meter butterfly; then, hardly dry, she re-entered the pool and won the 400-meter freestyle with a late driving sprint. About 45 minutes later she did the 100-yard butterfly leg of the medley relay, helped her team finish second.