Bruno Markeliunas, an engineer from Blauvelt, N.Y., gained the 17th annual Thistle Class winter sailing championship at St. Petersburg, Fla. Sailing a boat new to him, he and a crew of two that included his wife took a first, three seconds and a third in five races.

Ray Sanchez, Cheyenne Central High School senior, won his fourth consecutive Wyoming wrestling title, defeating Wright Fujikawa of Worland, Wyo. 12-3 in the finals. The match was Sanchez's 81st straight victory in a four-year high school career.

Eliana Mota, 17, won the girls' trophy for the annual Estàcio de Sà, a 2,000-meter swim in Rio de Janeiro's harbor from Sugar Loaf to a hill called Dog Face. In honor of Rio's 400th anniversary the race was opened to clubs from all over the country; 400 swimmers competed.

Tommy Upham, who pitches in relief for the University of Colorado but is better at skiing the Nordic events, won the National Nordic Combined championship at Steamboat Springs, Colo. with a 15th in cross-country and a first in jumping. His jumps were 197 and 200 feet.

Jerry Pettway, 21, sophomore center for Northwood Institute in Midland, Mich., broke his school basketball scoring record as he finished the season with 650 points in 19 games for a 34.2 average. The team had a 15-4 season, best in the school's five-year basketball history.

Kurt Herbach, 56, was presented a plaque by his St. Petersburg (Fla.) Soccer Club teammates after the 2,000th match of his amateur career, a 4-0 defeat of Florida State University. Born in Germany, Herbach has played soccer at every position except goalie.