Mike Nichols, 18, of Hallowell, Me. competed in the 181-pound class at the Maine State Weightlifting Championships, where he set four state teen-age records: the press (229 pounds), the snatch (209�) and the clean and jerk (263) for a record total of 701�.
Virginia Miner, 11, a fifth-grader from Rochester, N.Y. who has a bowling average of 91 and a previous best game of 135, rolled a 230 and a 222 in league play, each with a seven-strike string, to set a national record for Bantam girls (ages 12 and under).
Linda Forkes, 16, a schoolgirl from Castle-ford, England who travels some 25 miles every night to practice, became the Pontefract League men's table-tennis champion. Said a representative: "It's embarrassing...especially as we let her compete only as a gesture."
Mike Medchill, a McFarland ( Wis.) High senior, gained his third consecutive state wrestling title by beating a friend and former teammate, Jim Grimm of Mineral Point, in the 120-pound class. Mike ended the year with a 33-0 record, is undefeated in 110 matches.
Carl Berg, 21-year-old captain of Wittenberg University's swimming team in Springfield, Ohio, averaged 11 points per meet for four years to become the school's first student ever to score over 500 points. Carl holds every school freestyle record from 100 to 1,000 yards.
Bobby Havern, a senior at Arlington (Mass.) High, broke the state single-season hockey scoring record for schoolboys with 32 goals and 34 assists as he led his team to its 46th straight regular-season victory in the Greater Boston Inter-scholastic League.