Lauri Adams, a senior at Helena ( Mont.) High, set a state mile record of 5:06.2, knocking 6.7 seconds off the old mark. The state AA mile champion for the last three years, Lauri also was cross-country champion for two years and the 880 champion last year.
Terry Francona, a junior at New Brighton (Pa.) High and son of former major-leaguer Tito Francona, paced the Lions to a 14-0 section championship by batting .769 and compiling a .333 ERA as he pitched three shutouts, one no-hitter and two one-hitters.
Maclear Jacoby, 49, coached the Landon School of Bethesda, Md. tennis team to its third straight USTA National Interscholastic title for a total of eight in the last 16 years. In that span Landon has won 216 of 258 matches and 15 league titles.
Fran McCarthy, a 65-year-old semiretired businessman, won his 15th Buffalo District Golf Association title when he took the senior (over 50) championship for the sixth time, winning by four strokes with an even-par 71 on the East Aurora Country Club course.
Scott Poehling, 18, of Fremont ( Neb.) Bergan High, was the first to win the 440, 880 and mile in the state track and field championships. His times were, respectively: 49.4, 1:52.2 (a state record) and 4:20.7. Scott is also a Class C all-state end in football.
Ginny Rich, a 24-year-old senior at Buffalo's Rosary Hill College, won the U.S. intercollegiate championship harness race at Roosevelt Raceway for the second straight year. Driving Fritzie Patch, a pacer, her time for the one-mile event was 2:08.