Dave Anderson, a senior at Shawnee Mission South (Kans.), won the National High School Postal Two Mile Race with a time of 9:06, which bettered the Kansas City schoolboy record of 9:10, set by Jim Ryun in 1964. There were 340 competitors in the event.
Robert X. Buhl of Portland, Ore. is the first marine to get a perfect score on the Corps physical-readiness test. In succession, he did 41 squat thrusts in a minute, 61 leg lifts in two minutes, jumped 29", climbed a 20' rope in seven seconds and ran 3 miles in 18:00.
John Neumann, 6'5" senior on the undefeated (25 and 0) Overton High basketball team in Memphis, raised his scoring average from 20.1 as a sophomore to 26.6 as a junior to 36 this season. He got 33 in a 57-52 win over Carver to avenge five losses last season.
Howard Torgersen won the World's Original Ice Fishing Contest, part of the St. Paul Winter Carnival, at White Bear Lake, Minn., catching a 5½-pound northern pike. His mother and an uncle had previously won the contest, which attracted 1,500 anglers.
February 24, 1969
Brad Routson bettered the national freshman record in the 1,000-yard freestyle by 9.8 seconds with a 9:51.6 clocking, then won the 500 free in 4:49.9 as the Ohio State freshman swimming team upset the Indiana freshmen 73-50 at Columbus.
Ed Kozlowski, a 174-average bowler from Staten Island, N.Y., substituted for his wife in a mixed-bowling league and rolled a 300 in the first game of a 675 series. Said Kozlowski, "I was so excited, I almost forgot I still had to bowl two more games."