Duncan Scott, 14, a swimmer for the Desert Rats Swim Club in Mesa, Ariz., entered the Junior Olympics meet in nearby Phoenix and cracked three national age-group marks: the 100-meter butterfly, the 100-meter backstroke and the 200-meter individual medley relay.
Roy Johnson, 27, a welder from Warren, Ohio, gained his second consecutive U.S. National Parachute Championship when he defeated his closest rival, Gene Thacker of Williamson, W. Va., by 118.1 points at the week-long competition in Tahlequah, Okla.
Barb Beitzel, a professional rider for the Ralph Fleming Stables of Dundee, Ill., rode The Dolphin to the Midwest Jumping Championship at the Omaha Charity Horse Show, then took the grand championship hunter event on another Fleming horse, Sixth Sense.
Jane Bastanchury, an Odessa (Texas) College student who is in her first summer of senior golf competition, beat Marcella Rose of St. Louis 12 and 11 to win the Trans-Mississippi women's championship by the biggest margin in the tournament's 37-year history.
Jeff Allen, Newport Beach, Calif.'s 1966 and 1967 National Kite Class sailing champion, switched to Snowbirds and became the overall winner at the Flight of the Snowbirds race in Newport Harbor when he clocked the fastest time (1:25) for the five-mile course.
Edward Minghelli, 47, a concrete contractor from Palmdale, Calif., cut the world multi-place gliding record by 22.3 miles when he soared from Cedar City, Utah to a turn point and back (360 miles), reaching a maximum altitude of 17,400 feet during the 8:22 flight.