Greg Mitchell, of Mission Viejo, Calif., a professional hang-glider test pilot, won the World Kite-Glider Championships at Cypress Gardens, Fla. For Mitchell, who attends Saddleback ( Calif.) College, it was the second major championship this year.
Curt White, 13, of Charleston, Ill., became the lightest person (86 pounds) to hold a national weight-lifting record when he clean-and-jerked 154.3 pounds and snatched 104.7 in the 93-pound class at the National Junior Olympic championships.
Cindy Batchelor, a Southern Connecticut sophomore from Essex, won the Women's National Sailing Championship in her first attempt. Skippering an Etchells 22, she defeated seven other district titleholders in the eight-race series off Newport Beach, Calif.
Mark Etnyre, 8, a member of the Scotts-dale ( Ariz.) Swim Team, won every event he entered at a meet in Denver: the 50-meter freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke and backstroke; the 100-meter freestyle; and the 200-meter individual medley and freestyle.
Katherine Hogan and Tim Wilkison, both 15, are the youngest tennis players ever to win North Carolina's indoor and outdoor men's and women's singles championships in the same year. Katherine, who hails from Raleigh, also holds the state private school girls singles title. Tim, a lefthander who lives in Shelby, was ranked No. 3 in the South for boys 14 and under. He and a partner also won the state indoor doubles title and reached the finals outdoors. In national junior competition, Tim won the consolation singles title.