Jose Padilla, 16, a member of the North Hollywood (Calif.) Wheelmen, won the junior division of the Tom Simpson Memorial Hill Climb bicycle race by cutting 32 seconds off the 1965 record with a 28:46 for the 4½-mile course at Mt. Baldy, Calif.
Pete Fleming, 51, a Las Vegas casino boss, shot a 9-under-par, 72-hole total of 271 to take the U.S. National Senior Open Golf Tournament at the Tropicana Country Club in Las Vegas and defeat runner-up Chandler Harper of Chesapeake, Va. by live strokes.
Lois Ruby, 21, a student teacher at Michigan State University, upset favored Kristie Kaiser of Arizona State in her first competitive archery tournament—the U.S. Intercollegiate championships in Tempe, Ariz.—by scoring 2,606 out of a possible 2,880 points.
Bill Polly, 36, president of a lumber company in Long Beach, Calif. who had never sailed a boat until 2½ years ago, skippered his Cal-37, Conquest, to overall honors in the 960-mile Long Beach-to-La Paz race with a corrected time of 8 days 7:46:01.
December 4, 1967
Bernie Galiffa, nephew of Army All-America Arnold, ended his senior year as quarterback for Donora (Pa.) High completing 88 of 149 passes for 1,873 yards and 22 TDs, to surpass Joe Namath's Western Pennsylvania mark (77 of 125 for 1,115 and 17).
Bob Gray, a freshman cross-country runner for the Brevard (N.C.) College Tornadoes, defeated teammate Dave Fussell by 20 yards at the National Junior College championships in Farmingdale, N.Y. while establishing a three-mile course record of 15:26.4.