Barry Blum, 13, Pennsylvania's three-time state marbles titlist, became the U.S. champion, in Wild-wood, N.J., with an 86-26 won-loss record. Said Barry: "I put marbles first, rather than girls," but he added, "I guess playing marbles is going out of style."
Dave Rose, batting .300 for Cincinnati's Western Hills High School and rated by his father as a better power hitter at the same stage than brother Pete—a star with the Reds—led his team to a 23-3 season, including 21 straight wins, and the Ohio Class AA title.
Jenny Nadin, a green-eyed blonde who runs a Chelsea boutique in London during the week and drives in rallies on weekends, entered her first race of any kind and beat 19 other drivers—all male—at Britain's first Formula Vee competition, in Silverstone.
Mike Killian, 17, a golfer from St. Petersburg, Fla., who lost the 1966 All-American Junior Tournament in a sudden-death playoff, tried again this year in Fort Myers, Fla., and won by six strokes over Robbie Wilson of Fort Meyers. Mike had a 72-hole total of 285.
Mark Brown, 10, a swimmer for the Del Norte ( Calif.) club, set national records in the 100-yard individual medley (1:09.3) and 200-yard freestyle and won the 200-yard individual medley at the Junior Olympic Short Course Championships in Sacramento.
Royce Shaw, a government major at Harvard, paced the combined Harvard-Yale track team to an 11-5 win over Oxford-Cambridge in London—their 11th victory in the 22-meet series—when he ran the fastest mile ever clocked by an Ivy Leaguer (4:03.4).