Mike Carr, 8, of Greenwich, Conn., who has been swimming for two years, set a state record in the 50-yard freestyle, which is rarely swum by his age group, with a 35.4 and tied for first place in the 25-yard backstroke (19.3) at an AAU meet in New Haven, Conn.
Jim Greenwell, a member of Cornell's champion polo squad, scored seven goals in the last game to lead his team to a 12-10 victory over Yale, the defending champion, at the U.S. Polo Association intercollegiate indoor championships in Darien, Conn.
Judy Grinnell, a sophomore education major at Rhode Island College, won the New England women's intercollegiate fencing title in Waltham, Mass., when she defeated Sharon Mason of Westbrook Junior College and Randy Hereld of Brandeis in a fence-off.
George Huntzicker, a senior on the Ann Arbor (Mich.) High gymnastics team, took five first places—floor exercise, tumbling, vaulting, horizontal bar and trampoline—at the state meet in St. Clair, Mich., but his team, the defending champion, came in third.
April 4, 1966
Buddy Elmore, a 30-year-old electrician from El Paso who has been competing in expert class motorcycle races for only three years, won the AMA's Daytona 200 with a record average of 96.388 mph over the 53-lap course at Daytona International Speedway.
Bill Blacksmith, a Lock Haven (Pa.) State wrestler, defeated five opponents to win his second NAIA 152-pound class title at St. Cloud, Minn., as his team became the first ever to score more than 100 points (103) in taking its third straight championship.