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FACES IN THE CROWD
August 08, 1960
Penny Baker, 18, of Austin, Texas, participating in men's jumping event at Austin's Lone Star water skiing championships, broke men's national jumping record with 150-foot leap, surpassed the mark of 142 feet set by Mike Osborn of Cypress Gardens, Fla.
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August 08, 1960

Faces In The Crowd

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Penny Baker, 18, of Austin, Texas, participating in men's jumping event at Austin's Lone Star water skiing championships, broke men's national jumping record with 150-foot leap, surpassed the mark of 142 feet set by Mike Osborn of Cypress Gardens, Fla.

Tommy Aaron of Gainesville, Ga. bettered Columbus (Ga.) Country Club course record by three strokes when he shot 10-under-par 62 in third round of state amateur tournament, posted four-round 271 total to finish nine strokes ahead of the field.

Nancy Lewington, Hamilton, Ont. schoolteacher whose mother won a gold medal for Canada in 1934 British Empire Games, set Canadian record at Saskatoon, Sask. by sprinting the women's 100 meters in 11.8, earned spot on Canadian Olympic team.

James Duggan of Charleston, W. Va. set a new International Game Fish Association all-tackle record when he hooked a 74-pound 4-ounce cod near Boothbay Harbor, Me., erased 72-pound all-tackle record for cod established by E.E. Belek in 1958.

Judy Torluemke of St. Louis, at 15 the youngest competitor in Women's Open Golf at Worcester, Mass., took lessons between rounds from oldest competitor, Fay Crocker, finished with 85-81-80-80 score and 326 total, earned the low-amateur medal.

Papsie Georgian, 14, of Lafayette, Calif, took solo title in Women's National AAU Synchronized Swimming tournament at Hartford, Conn. when she amassed 115.890 points, finished five points ahead of nearest rival, Louella Sommers of San Francisco.

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