Mark Ouellette, a fifth-grader from Augusta, Me. who "loves all sports," showed he was also good at them when he entered his first tournament of any kind—the 9- and 10-year-old checkers and table-tennis championships at his local YMCA—and won them both.
Bill Doehrman, 79, a civic worker in Fort Wayne, Ind. who holds the American Bowling Congress National Tournament records for total number of pins and total games, set another mark as he made his 57th consecutive appearance at the event in Miami Beach.
Barbara Wright, 41, a professor of biochemistry at Harvard who has won five national one-woman kayak titles already, took the women's division of the eastern slalom championships by scoring 261.6 points over the ‚Öú-mile white-water course at Hanover, N.H.
Frankie Dees, 15, of Lakeland, Fla., competed in the men's division of the Dixie Water Ski Championships at Cypress Gardens because there was no boys' class and astonished everybody by finishing first in the slalom and trick events and third in the jumping.
Paul Lawrence, 23, a graduate engineering student at the University of Michigan, won his first paddle-ball title by beating defender Bud Mulheisen of San Diego 21-14, 17-21, 21-19 in the singles final at the National Four Wall championships in Bloomington, Ind.
William Williams, a Louisiana State University math graduate student who has been the school pocket-billiards champion for the past two years, took the men's three-cushion title at the National Collegiate championships in Corvallis, Ore. with a 3-0 mark in the finals.