Jeff Miller, 15, of Scotch Plains, N.J., who previously had won the state tennis championships for boys 12-, 14- and 16-and-under, completed a sweep of junior titles by winning the 18-and-under Last year he had become the youngest to win the men's title.
Craig Stiles, an allround athlete at the Malta (Montana) High School, put on his baseball shoes to throw the javelin at the state track meet "because they allow my heel to dig in better," and got off a toss of 242'7"—second best in the U.S. for a schoolboy.
Reggie McAfee, 18 of Cincinnati, who was twice the Ohio cross-country champion, has set two state records: 9:14.7 for the two mile in the Ohio State High School Track Finals and 4:08.5 for the mile one week before. He has also run the 880 in 1:52.5.
Joe Dougherty, 19, of Lutherville, Md. scored 59 points on 32 goals and 27 assists for an average of 5.9 points a game to lead his Brown University freshman lacrosse team through an undefeated season. In high school Joe had been lacrosse and football captain.
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Randy Perdue, 18, valedictorian of his Tyler, Texas high school, was also outstanding in sports. He made the all-district football team at fullback, lettered in track and pitched two no-hitters and struck out 100 men in 49 innings for a 7-1 record and an 0.43 ERA.
Byron Jones, 17, of Akron, a karate student for two years, became the national grand champion in his first try at the North American Open tournament in Akron. After taking the lightweight title, he upset heavyweight champ Mitchell Bobrow with a solar-plexus point.