Sandy Butler, a long-legged junior on the girls' basketball team at Lewis Central High in Council Bluffs, Iowa, averaged 48.5 points a game in leading her team to 16 straight season victories, then set an Iowa girls' record of 78 points in a state tournament game.
Philip Denkevitz, a freshman freestyle swimmer at Maryland, led his team to a win over North Carolina when he stroked 50 yards in 21.0 to tie the NCAA short-course record, took the 100-yard event in 47.3 and anchored the victorious 400-yard relay team.
Ed Vebell, 42, an artist from Westport, Conn. who has been fencing for 27 years, became the first U.S. competitor to win the épée title at the New York Athletic Club's international tournament by upsetting 25-year-old Dave Micahnik of Penn in the final.
Otto Peters, 79, a locksmith who founded the Buffalo Industrial Skeet League 31 years ago, broke an average 47 out of 50 targets (6 handicap) this season as his team went undefeated in six shoots. He is also an accomplished hunter, fisherman and golfer.
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Allen Martini, 45, a Beverly Hills business executive who played tennis as a youth, twice earned the DFC in World War II and took up tennis again "when I started to get old," teamed up with George MacCall to win the U.S. indoor seniors' doubles championship.
George Foulds, a Pittsburgh graduate student in public health competing with a cast on his arm, won the Cherry Tree Marathon in The Bronx, N.Y. in a meet record 2:25.25. "I was a little surprised to win—I only wanted to see if I could finish a marathon," he said.