Vera Wang, a drama major at Sarah Lawrence College, hitched a last minute ride to the North Atlantic Figure Skating Championships at the South Mountain Arena in West Orange, N.J. and took the senior ladies title with a near-perfect performance.
Pete Chartschlaa, an Argentinian attending the E.O. Smith High School in Storrs, Conn., led his soccer team to a 15-1 season record and the Class-B championship, while breaking the state individual scoring record with 47 goals. The previous mark was 34.
Pat Cole, 19, a runner for the Crown Cities Track Club in Pasadena, Calif., ran the first annual Western Hemisphere Women's Marathon in Culver City, Calif. in 74:46.2, beating favored Judy Ikenberry of the Pasadena AA by 6:39.8 over the 12-mile course.
Mike Ignasky, an eighth-grader at St. Michael's school in Pittsburgh, won the Most Valuable Player Award at the St. Mary's holiday basketball tournament when he averaged 16 points for six games and scored 20 in the 41-40 championship win over St. Cecilia.
January 8, 1968
Renzie Lamb, lacrosse coach at Manhasset (N.Y.) High School and football coach at Iona Prep of New Rochelle, N.Y., schools 25 miles apart, was named coach of the year in both sports as his teams turned in undefeated, untied seasons and won championships.
Farooq Mir, 16, the current junior squash champion of Pakistan, played in his first U.S. tournament—the National Junior Singles Championship in Kent, Conn.—and won, beating top-seeded McKinley McAdoo, a Princeton freshman, in a tight five-match final.