Mike Heilman, 9, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who took up judo four years ago because an older boy used to pick on him, won the lightweight division for his age group at the Midwestern AAU meet in Detroit, plus a trophy for sportsmanship and ability.
Morris Nixon of Lebanon, Ohio, who at the age of 83 is the oldest licensed harness driver in the country, won his opening race of the year by driving Kathy N to a one-length win in a condition pace, thus picking up his first victory since 1966.
Karen Hanssen, 12, of Lake San Marcos, Calif. set three national age-group swimming records, covering the 100-meter freestyle (short course) in 1:03.6, the 50-meter freestyle (short course) in 28.6 and the 50-meter backstroke (short course) in 33.8.
Wallace (Pete) Townsend Jr., a 14-year-old golfer from Georgetown, Del. who began playing just a year ago, shot two holes-in-one on the same day, both on par-3 holes, first sinking a 200-yard shot and then, three holes later, a 170-yarder.
June 30, 1968
Mrs. Liz McCain, who has been coaching the girls' track and field squad at Siuslaw High School in Florence, Ore. since 1964, concluded her fifth undefeated season in a row, during which time her teams have won a total of 31 meets in their district.
Randy Benson, whose father is the pitching coach for the Cincinnati Reds, had an 0.00 ERA for 79‚Öî innings for East Rowan [N.C.] High, pitched three no-hitters, five one-hitters and then, in the state's Western AA championship contest, hurled a perfect game.