Jim Peters, a Piedmont (Calif.) High linebacker who won All-Northern California football honors, threw the discus 188 feet eight inches in Walnut Creek, Calif. to record the nation's best prep mark this year and the seventh best in scholastic history.
Rev. Nicholas Fuhrman, O.S.B., 36. who was a Golden Gloves boxer in 1947-48, led his Subiaco (Ark.) Academy boys to the Golden Gloves team trophy in Springfield, Mo. It was their fourth title in eight years for a total of 40 individual championships.
Donna Chalmers, 15, of Ames, Iowa, won the all-round, placed first in uneven parallel bars and balance beam and second in floor exercise and vaulting to take the Class A women's title at the U.S. Gymnastics Federation meet in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Merrill Graham, 21, a blonde from Houston, averaged .61 second in drawing and shooting (her fastest was .44) to take the women's title at the National Fast Draw Association's world championship in Stanton, Mo. Her husband, Bob, won the men's division.
May 15, 1966
Bruce Jaeger, a chemistry major at Washington College, Chestertown, Md., who was a second-team All-America in lacrosse last year, scored 29 goals with 24 assists in 11 games (making his career record 82 goals, 111 assists) to lead his team to a 9-2 season.
Frank Brennan, a pitcher for Fairleigh Dickinson, struck out 20 batters and gave up five hits and two walks in 12 scoreless innings against Iona College before tiring and leaving the game in the 13th, thereby not receiving credit for FDU's 2-1 win in the 14th.