Golden Richards, 18, a three-sport letter-man, led his Salt Lake City high school to the Utah Class A track title, setting meet records in the 180-yard low hurdles (18.9) and 100-yard dash (9.7). He also won the long jump, in spite of having gashed his leg on a hurdle.
Glenn Sigmon, 12, a Wharton, W. Va. coal miner's son, who was runner-up in last year's national marbles tourney, acquired a coveted moon-aggie taw early in the 1969 contest, then survived 44 games on the final day to take the title in a shootoff 11-9 at Wildwood, N.J.
Debbie Norris, who switched from running the quarter mile to the half because "you don't have to go hard all the way in the half," ran hard enough to set national 880 records for girls 12 and 13 in 1967 and 1968, and this year ran the fastest for a girl 14 at 2:12.9.
Jim Jacobsen, 5'9" lefthander from Omaha, allowed just one earned run in 66 innings—and that only after 57 shutout innings in a row—struck out 122 and had an 8-0 record in leading his Creighton Preparatory School to the state high school title.
July 20, 1969
Kathy Mankowski, 30-year-old mother of four daughters, won the Des Moines women's golf championship for the second straight year, despite two obstacles. She had to battle a driving rainstorm during the match, while five months pregnant with her fifth child.
Don Adams, an Atlanta broker, became the first American to win an overall aggregate championship in small-bore rifle competition, when he scored 2,761 of a possible 2,800 points in the British National Rifle Meet, giving the U.S. team 3,851 to Britain's 3,829.