Galinton Bryan, a senior at Indiana University who intends to go into the Lutheran ministry, won the Big Ten saber title at Michigan State. In 1968 Bryan, who had not fenced until he went to college, came in 11th and last in the conference tournament.
Barry Harwick, 13, won his fourth National AAU Junior Olympic race-walk title—this one in the junior division—when he walked 880 yards in 3:48.3. Barry, who competes for the Pittsburgh Walkers Association, previously took the junior and midget titles.
Tim Sperling, 19, of Lake Tomahawk, Wis., and his brother Terry, 18, each won 10 fights to take Upper Midwest Golden Glove titles in the 125- and 132-pound classes—27 years after their father broke his wrist in the national semis and couldn't compete in the finals.
Richard Jaramillo, 14, of Bernalillo, N. Mex., who weighs a mere 72 pounds, ran the College of Artesia (N. Mex.) Marathon in 2:57.4, to lead his eighth-grade team to second place in a field including college runners. Richard has also run a 4:50 mile.
April 7, 1969
Michael Francis, the son of a Bournemouth civil engineer, became Britain's youngest glider pilot when he soloed on his 16th birthday—the earliest permissible age. Said his instructor, "If regulations had permitted he could have flown solo two years ago."
Stan Hales, a math professor (graph theory) at Pomona College, won the California singles badminton championship in Alhambra with a 15-8, 15-7 win over Rod Starkey. Hales, whose wife Diane is ranked fifth nationally, also shared the doubles title.