Elizabeth Wheelwright, a Seattle physical therapist, was one of three women to qualify for the National White Water Kayak Championships on California's Feather River—and the only one able to complete the rugged quarter-mile, 18-gate slalom course.
Chauncey D. Steele Jr., 47, a Cambridge, Mass. hotel owner, outlasted George Ball to win the U.S. Senior Clay Court Championship in Atlanta. Steele came back from 3-4 in the first set and trailed through most of the second before winning 6-4, 8-6.
Mary Lou Daniel, 17, of Louisville became the first woman to receive a University of Kentucky athletic scholarship. One of the country's most promising golfers, she will try to qualify for the previously all-male varsity team while majoring in physical education.
Ronnie Burns, the actor son of Gracie Allen and George Burns, used the Pacific as his stage to win the first Round Catalina Island powerboat race. He piloted his 30-foot Jeffries Sportsman over the 95-mile distance in two hours and 18 minutes, defeating 9 boats.
John McDermott, 36, of Ardmore, Pa. bowled an eight-game total of 1,676 to win the Petersen Classic in Chicago. In four previous tries he had won only $60 in the Petersen; but this year's success over a field of 14,143 brought him $30,000, plus a $2,000 medal.
Edna Bower, a Seal Beach, Calif. housewife, was co-pilot for her sister, Frances Bera, as the pair flew 2,547 miles from Oakland, Calif. to Wilmington, Del. in a Beechcraft Bonanza to win the Powder Putt Derby for the third time. It was her sister who taught her how to fly