Kevin Knox, 8, of Wasco, Calif., who runs an average of four and a half miles daily, has run a 5:34.8 mile and an 18:33.2 for three miles. Recently he set a Junior Olympic mark for boys 9 and under in the 440-yard race walk, which he completed in 1:52.5.
Margaret Mead of Santa Barbara, Calif. was the pilot and Mrs. Billie Herrin, also of Santa Barbara, the copilot of the winning entry in the Powder Puff Derby, a 2,460-mile cross-country air race in which they had an average speed of 176.53 mph.
Steve Lovett, co-captain of the baseball, football and wrestling squads at Conard High School in West Hartford, Conn., led his teams to league titles in all three sports and to the state championship in wrestling, in which he finished first in his weight division.
Charlie Owens of Tuscaloosa, Ala., who had been seeded fifth at the national inter-scholastic tennis championships in Chattanooga, won the tournament by defeating third-ranked Dick Stockton of Garden City, N.Y. in the final round 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.
July 28, 1968
Gail Sykes of Schenectady, a sophomore at Odessa (Texas) Junior College, earned the Women's National Collegiate Golf championship with a decisive 10 and 9 victory in the final round of play against Carol Semple of Hollins (Va.) College.
Elliot Fishman doesn't have a tale to tell about the fish that got away, but he does have one to tell about the one he caught after a three-hour 28-minute fight near his home on St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, for it was a world-record 845-pound blue marlin.