Jamie Pressly, a senior at the University of Florida, upset top-seeded teammate Armi Neely 7-5, 6-4 and another teammate, 1968 National Interscholastic champion Charlie Owens, 7-5, 6-2 in winning the Cape Coral Invitational Tennis Tournament title.
Tara Sheldon, 22, Miss Tail Portland (6'4"), high-jumped 5'7¼" in the Oregon Women's Collegiate meet, 3½" over her NCAA record. With her first goal accomplished—bettering 5'6"—the Portland State coed is seeking a second, a trip to the 1972 Olympics.
Larry Black of Killian High in Miami was clocked at 46.9 in his first open 440 of the season at the Jaguar Invitational—the best by a high school runner in the U.S. this year. Subsequently he ran a 46.2, anchoring Killian to a 3:11.8 mile-relay mark (tying the U.S. record).
Donna Ries, 20, of Raytown, Mo., won the women's national intercollegiate pocket billiards championship in Houston. Her only loss in three matches was by one point. Donna took up billiards a couple of years ago as "something to do between classes."
May 18, 1969
Jim Urban, a senior at the University of Illinois' Chicago Circle campus, recovered from a virus in time to score his 58th straight individual collegiate victory and lead his golf team to its 43rd consecutive win in three years. Jim was the 1968 Illinois PGA Pro-Am medalist.
Jim Martin, 28, of Old Town, Me., paddled the 16½-mile Kenduskeag-Bangor marathon in 2:50:32 to win the solo canoe race after taking the two-man slalom with Don Grant. "The competitors were so spread out," said Martin, "I didn't know anyone else was entered."