Jim Parks, a junior at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, set school lacrosse scoring records for a single game (5) and a season (15). In three games he scored 10 goals while playing with a broken bone in his wrist, an injury he suffered in a strenuous practice.
Steve Prefontaine, 18, ran to a U.S. high school record of 8:41.5 for the two-mile in Corvallis, Ore., then established a state record of 4:06.9 for the mile in his home town of Coos Bay. Steve has also run Oregon's fastest schoolboy 880 this year: 1:54.3.
Mrs. Jan Binger, from Mt. Kisco, N.Y., won the Ladies Kayak National Slalom championship on Vermont's West River with 620.2 points for the 29-gate course, after having taken the Easterns last year. Jan has been a pilot and ski instructor, and has two children.
Mark Jones, a 6'2", 200-pound junior from Tulsa who plays first base for the University of Arkansas baseball team, hit five home runs in five consecutive trips to the plate. Jones' total of seven home runs for the season broke a 12-year-old Razorback record.
June 1, 1969
Jim Hanley, 12, of Jackson Heights, N.Y., scored 1,081 points in his 54-game school basketball season, then switched to baseball and pitched three no-hitters and a two-hitter in his first six games, striking out 76 men in all. He also hit two homers and four triples.
Jim Hazewinkel, 24, and his twin, Dave, of Coon Rapids, Minn., each won a championship to help the U.S. Army to the team title in the National AAU Greco-Roman wrestling tournament at Detroit. Jim had won NAIA titles at St. Cloud State.