Dale Miller, 18, of Ogden, Utah, proved himself one of the U.S.'s most promising young skiers, winning the downhill and giant slalom in the National Junior ski championships at Jackson, Wyo. He missed a gate in the slalom and failed to sweep the alpine events.
Russell Ball of Bryn Mawr, Pa., fishing in the Florida Keys, boated a huge 169-pound 4-ounce tarpon on 12-pound test line after a 43-minute battle, a remarkable catch that tops the International Game Fish Association tarpon records for 12- and 20-pound line.
Kay Day, 29, of ElPaso, Texas, worked her way up from stable helper to licensed trainer in New Mexico, perspicaciously became co-owner of a winning racehorse, Patsy O'Sullivan. Presently training six other horses, Miss Day declares: "For me there is no other life."
George McCall teamed with fellow Austin, Texas golfer Roane Puett to win the Champions Cup at Houston with a 274, a tournament record. McCall, an end on four University of Texas football bowl teams, sank four birdie putts on the final round, one a 50-footer.
Kirk Pendleton, 23, Lehigh University wrestler from Bryn Athyn, Pa., beat Phil Kinyon of Oklahoma State 5-2 to win the NCAA 157-pound title. Undefeated in 35 straight dual meets, Pendleton had lost only twice before, in NCAA 1961 and 1962 finals.
Ed Golden, Providence coach, led his Cranston East High School swimming team to its 81st straight high school dual-meet victory and fifth state championship in a row. A track man, basketball and baseball player in college, Golden never swam on a school team.