George Cusick, an automobile mechanic from Cambridge, Md., drove his 145-cu.-in. hydroplane, Red Top, to a world record speed of 64.332 mph over a five-mile course during his home town's powerboat regatta, upping the old mark, that he set himself last year, by .2.
Kathy Blake of La Jolla, Calif., a 15-year-old budding tennis star who has been working on her game since she was 11, lived up to her top seeding in the U.S. girls' 16-and-under tournament at Lake Bluff, Ill., without losing a set to win her first national title.
Gene Hansen, 23, accomplished a unique feat by winning all three of his state's top tournaments for the second year in a row. While taking this year's Minnesota Open, Amateur and Public Links titles, Hansen played a total of 269 holes in 33 under par.
Diane Dietrich, 15, of Duncan, Okla. ignored the wind and waves that were upsetting her foes at the Dallas Open water-ski meet and made hardly an error. while winning all three events in the junior women's division—the slalom, trick and jumping classes.
August 19, 1962
Scott Allan, 16, of San Marino, Calif., whose older brother Skip is already competing in international sailing events, collected a big trophy of his own. Tacking through a blinding rainstorm at Seattle, he won the L Snipe class national junior championship.
Don Cavallero of Los Angeles bettered two national field-archery records during the Crystal Springs, Ark. championships. He broke both the field and hunters' round marks, scoring 1,054 and 1,041 respectively, to also finish first in the men's freestyle.