Linda Jager, 15, of Westport, Conn., in her third year of sailing, skippered her Lightning to three wins in five final-round races (for 22 of a possible 25 points) to take the Girls' Long Island Sound Sailing Championships for her home-town Cedar Point Yacht Club.
Cliff Necessary, 34-year-old construction engineer from Richmond, scored a record 2,537 out of a possible 2,800 points to win the men's instinctive (shooting without bow sights) 400 title in the National Field Archery Association championships at Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Betsy Foard, 12, a self-taught swimmer from Prairie Village, Kans., set four national age-group breaststroke records at distances from 40 to 100 yards. A seventh grader, she practices four hours a day during summer and does isometrics to build up her shoulders.
Edward L. Gruber of Spring City, Pa. boated his 30th rod and reel swordfish, a 545-pounder, off Montauk Point, N.Y., after an exciting battle. The powerful fish tried repeatedly to ram Gruber's yacht Nitso. It was the biggest broad-bill ever brought into Montauk by an angler.
August 16, 1964
Claudia Mayhew, 15, a pert high school sophomore from Indianapolis, won the 34-hole final round, 4 and 2, to become the youngest player in 41 years to capture the Indiana Women's Golf Championship at South Bend. She also holds the state junior girls' title.
Stanley Rodger Smith, 17, of Pasadena, Calif., the youngest of three tennis-playing sons of a former tennis coach, added to the family eminence by winning the National Junior Championships at Kalamazoo, Mich. He enrolls at USC this fall on a tennis scholarship.