Scott Emery, a 10-year-old golfer from Sturgis. S. Dak., became the state junior champion in the 11-and-under division, then two weeks later followed with the Jaycee junior novice title in Rapid City when he beat 32 other competitors ranging in age from 9 to 13.
Steve Gachupin, 25, a runner for the Jemez Indian Pueblo of New Mexico, clocked a record 3:50:05 in winning his second straight 26.8-mile Pikes Peak Marathon, while his brother, Matthew, 16, took the junior title with a time of 2:41:35 for another meet mark.
Ernest Havlicek, chief inspector for Howmet Corp. in Pomona, Calif., took the clay-target title at the Grand American Trap-shooting Tournament in Vandalia, Ohio as he tied four AA shooters and a professional, then shot 75 straight in the six-man shootoff.
Thomas J. Hetzel, a 31-year-old New York City patrolman who has been swimming for 17 years and training for his first English Channel crossing for over six months, became the 101st to complete the 21-mile distance from Cap Gris-Nez, France to Dover, England.
Dan Costigan of Philadelphia's Vesper Boat Club won six junior championships in two days when he took the doubles, four-with-coxswain and four-without-coxswain races in the New York Metropolitan and Middle States regattas at Orchard Beach, N.Y.
Larry Kilmer, a 13-year-old pitcher from New Lebanon, Ohio, compiled an 11-0 record and batted .787 for the season (48 hits in 61 times at bat, including 18 home runs) to lead his team—undefeated in 18 games—to the Montgomery County League Championship.