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FACES IN THE CROWD
September 02, 1968
Connie Pelster, 16, helped her Nashville AAU Victory Swim Team win the Tennessee state meet in Knoxville by competing in four relays and by finishing first in six races from 100 to 1,500 meters, setting Southeastern and state individual records in all of them.
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September 02, 1968

Faces In The Crowd

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Connie Pelster, 16, helped her Nashville AAU Victory Swim Team win the Tennessee state meet in Knoxville by competing in four relays and by finishing first in six races from 100 to 1,500 meters, setting Southeastern and state individual records in all of them.

Bill Walsh of Newark, Del. won the grueling AAU All-Around championship consisting of 10 events all in one day: 100-yard dash, shotput, high jump, 880-yard walk, hammer throw, pole vault, 120-yard hurdles, 56-pound weight, long jump and mile run.

Ed Clegg, 13, a pitcher and third baseman, led his team to 18 consecutive victories in the Adrian ( Mich.) Cub League, compiling a 6-0 record as a pitcher, batting a robust .789 and slugging a total of 14 home runs, three of them with the bases loaded.

Barbara Robinson of East Saint Louis, Ill. won two 20-game bowling tournaments, first in Waukegan, Ill., where she had a final-game 256, and then in Jefferson City, Mo., where she averaged 184 despite having been up until 4 that morning working as a singer.

Alice Tym of Peoria, Ill. and her husband, Bill, took five events at the Western Canada Open Grass Court tennis championships, last of the Pacific Northwest tourneys, in Vancouver, B.C., each winning the singles and doubles, then taking the mixed doubles.

Donald F. Hull Jr., 16, of Cresskill, N.J., son of the executive director of the AAU, won the novice title at the Modern Pentathlon Olympic Development Clinic in Texas with a first in fencing, seconds in riding, cross-country and swimming and a third in shooting.

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