Carol Headington, a freshman, entered the University of New Mexico's women's intermural track meet at the last minute to help make up a four-girl team and threw the Softball 216 feet, 6¾ inches, bettering the previous national college record by 29 feet 6¾ inches.
Howard Confer, a machine-shop operator and member of the Michigan Wreckers shotgun squad, took the all-round title at the Canadian Open Skeet Championships in St. Janvier, Que. by breaking 489 of a possible 500 targets in four individual events.
Keith Russell, 17, of Phoenix, who works under U.S. Women's Olympic diving coach Dick Smith, won the national junior AAU indoor three-meter title with 518.15 points. His previous best was third on the one-and three-meter boards in the 1964 outdoor nationals.
Jerry Stevens of Denver is not only the new Colorado prep pentathlon champ, he also set a state record in the 880 with a 1:56.1 at the state high school track meet. In addition he has the state's best triple jump this year and anchored the fastest 880 relay.
John Bauer, a Sophomore right-hander for Kailua High School in Oahu, Hawaii, threw a three-hitter, striking out eight batters, to lead his team to an 11-1 victory over Honolulu's champion, Punahou Prep, in the finals of the Hawaii State baseball tournament.
Barbara Puett, a P.E. teacher from Austin, won the Texas Women's Public Links Tournament by defeating Mrs. Jean Scale 12 and 10 in the finals in Corpus Christi. She has taken the Austin women's title three times, beating her mother in the 1963 finals.