Jim Otte, 8, of the Buckeye Blue Dolphin swim team in Columbus, Ohio, won the 25-yard freestyle (17.1) and backstroke (20.0) and swam on the winning 100-yard medley and freestyle relay teams at the Central Ohio AAU meet in Granville, Ohio.
Jack Bentz, a senior at The Haverford (Pa.) School, who has a 90-1 wrestling record over five years, won the 138-pound division championship in the Episcopal Academy Invitation tournament. It was his fourth invitation title in five years, each at a different weight.
Bob Gleason, a 6-foot-2 sophomore forward on Montclair (N.J.) State College's basketball team, surpassed the NCAA consecutive foul-shooting record held by Howard (Butch) Komives (50 at Bowling Green in 1964) by totaling 53 over a six-game period.
Mrs. Shirley Shahan, a 27-year-old housewife from Tulare, Calif., became the first woman ever to win a major title in drag racing when she took the Top Stock Eliminator honors at the National Hot Rod Association's Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
Barry Rost, a University of Cincinnati graduate student and business-education teacher at Madeira (Ohio) High, won the U.S. Intercollegiate Table Tennis Championships in Columbus, Ohio by defeating Ralph Weiner of New York in straight sets.
Tim Sheehy, 17, three-time All-Minnesota hockey center, scored 54 goals and 42 assists in 28 games to lead his International Falls High team to its third straight Minnesota championship. In his three years of play Sheehy scored 114 goals and 120 assists.