Karen Thomas, 4, of Aberavon, South Wales, became the youngest holder of a bronze medal for survival swimming in England when, among other tests, she swam 50 yards wearing pajamas, then undressed in the water and swam 440 yards.
Dennis Burgess, a senior on Maine's rifle team, was honored at the New England championships for having the highest conference record this season—a 273.4 average in eight dual meets. He also led his team to its third straight conference title.
Frances Bush, 17, of Staten Island, N.Y., won national titles in the high jump on successive evenings in the AAU Women's Junior Indoor championships at the University of Chicago, leaping 5'3½" for the Junior Girls' (14-17) title and 5'5" for the Women's.
Skip Houk, a 26-year-old distance runner from Reno, Nev., set a U.S. record by running 50 miles in 5:38:15.6. He broke a course record earlier in the year in winning the AAU Pacific Association marathon at Point Reyes, Calif. with a 2:25:26 clocking.
April 22, 1968
Danny Hubbell, a senior on the Southeastern State (Okla.) College baseball team and a nephew of ex-Giant great, Carl Hubbell, pitched a two-hit shutout against Piano (Texas) University, which is coached by former Cardinal Paul Dean, brother of Dizzy.
Hubert Green of Florida State, the amateur golf champion of Alabama, won the individual trophy in the Cape Coral intercollegiate matches with a 294, finishing eight strokes ahead of the University of Florida's state amateur champion, John Darr Jr.