Leonard Turner, a 9.7 sprinter for Dunbar High School in Dayton, caught 13 touchdown passes last season and won a scholarship to Kent State, where he will major in music. He got a superior rating in the state music contest, playing a Vivaldi violin concerto.
Mary McDonald, a sophomore at Roosevelt High in Des Moines, outscored champion Washington of Cedar Rapids, 30-29 in the state gymnastics meet. But, as Roosevelt's only entrant, Mary competed unattached and wasn't eligible for the team title.
Doug Howard, a Brigham Young University first baseman, is batting .493 after 18 games. The leading scorer on the BYU basketball team, he had two days' practice before the season's opener, a doubleheader against USF, in which he went five for seven.
Richard Milazzo of Wayne State placed sixth in foil at the NCAA championships in Raleigh, N.C. to become the only freshman on the All-America fencing team. Richard, who comes from Commack, N.Y., is his school's 18th fencing All-America since 1942.
April 21, 1969
Claude Peltz, 11, of Manchester, N.H., won the city's singles table-tennis title and later joined with Dave Sayward, 19, to win the state doubles. Claude once spotted 40 junior high and high school kids six points apiece in 11-point games and won 38.
Maurice Montgomery, 62, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., won the 60-and-over division in an AAU 30-km race in 2:08.39. He also beat everyone over 40 in a 3:00.19 marathon. A retired lab technician, Monty raced bicycles for 40 years, only taking up running last year.