Trish Kinsella, a blonde, 5-foot-2 premed major on West Virginia University's undefeated rifle team, scored a 285 in a triangular meet in Johnson City, Tenn., to set a new National Women's Open record (using international competition targets).
Jay Williams, an Army third classman from Radnor, Pa. and a letterman as a plebe, won the 200- and 500-yard freestyle races to lead the Cadet swimmers to a 48-47 victory over Yale, which broke the Bulldogs' 42-dualmeet winning streak started in 1961.
Pat Marr, 28, of Tularosa, N. Mex., who entered her first rodeo at age 13, became girls' barrel-racing champion at the National Finals in Dallas when she completed seven go-rounds in 1:57.7. Miss Marr was second in women's rodeo earnings in 1965.
Tom Patterson, a Temple University freshman, gained the North American Moth Open Sailing Championship in Miami despite a broken mast that kept him out of the first race. He took the remaining five with a near-perfect 1-2-1-1-1 score.
January 24, 1966
Gail Newberry, a Colorado Springs (Colo.) high school sophomore, combined victories in the free skating and compulsory figures events for her second straight senior women's title in the Midwestern Figure Skating Championships in her home town.
John Winkin Jr. of Colby College, Me. was named small-college baseball coach of the year by the American Association of College Baseball Coaches. In his 12-year career Winkin's teams have a 153-81-7 record and have won or tied for 11 consecutive state titles.