Charles Coakley, 15, of Costa Mesa, Calif., captured the National Junior singles badminton championship, then teamed with Mike Czarnecki of Flint, Mich. to win the doubles. In the mixed doubles he and Donna Mies, of Arcadia, Calif., were runners-up.
Ruth C. White, 17, of Baltimore, the youngest finalist in the North Atlantic sectional fencing championship in Philadelphia, won 18 of 22 matches to take the title. "I don't like team sports," says Ruth, a lefthander. "If I lose, I want it to be all my fault."
Vic Cegles, a pitcher for Bucknell, went six for six and drove in seven runs while holding Juniata College, Huntington, Pa., to three hits in the first game of a doubleheader. Vic switched back to shortstop in the second game—and was four for four at the plate.
Roger Clay, a native of Australia who is an assistant professor of genetics at Ohio State and a forward on the Buckeyes' Rugby Club, scored all of his team's points in an 8-6 victory over Michigan in the finals of the Big Ten Rugby Tournament at Ann Arbor.
May 25, 1969
Mark Low, a senior at Pomona (Calif.) High and a pianist of some renown has led his track team to three undefeated seasons, posting times of 9.7 in the 100, 21.0 in the 220, 14.1 in the 120 hurdles, 48.6 in the 440 and a 47.9 anchor leg on the mile relay team.
Tom Murray closed the 1968 baseball season for St. Bernard Boys' High of Uncasville. Conn. by pitching three straight no-hitters, then opened this season with two more. He struck out 76 batters in those five seven-inning games, 46 others in three later games.