Steve Carey, 13, a 6-foot-1, 160-pound swimmer from Cincinnati's Fennington High, set a new AAU age-group record for the 50-yard freestyle with a clocking of 22.7. His time bettered the listed record of 22.9, set by Brad McKean of Pittsburgh this fall.
Carol Abby, an English major at New York University and the second-ranked woman fencer in the U.S., won the annual Christmas women's intercollegiate championship in Montclair, N.J. with seven wins and one loss in the final round robin among nine fencers.
Walter Keys, a senior at Mount Vernon (N.Y.) High, scored a major upset at the Bishop Loughlin Games in New York City when he took the high-jump gold medal on fewer misses from Bill McClellon, the first schoolboy to break seven feet. They had tied at 6 feet 5.
Jeff Hakman, 17, of Honolulu, the youngest of the 24 competitors al the Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Surfing Championships at Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, totaled 219 points out of a possible 300 to finish in first place, 28 points ahead of Paul Strauch Jr.
Sam Sarra, a marine engineer from Daytona Beach, Fla., driving Holocaust, a 23-foot Thunderbird Formula, won the St. Petersburg Beach Hurricane Classic, 200 miles over a triangular course in the Gulf of Mexico. He averaged 52.14 mph over a calm sea.
Kevin Connolly of St. Francis de Sales High School in McKees Rocks, Pa. was chosen Most Valuable Player at the St. Mary's Holiday Basketball tourney in Pittsburgh after he averaged 14 points per game in leading his team to the title over 53 other schools.