Bob Romansky, 17, of Carneys Point, N.J., following in the footsteps of his uncle, Dave Romansky, an Olympic walker, broke the national age-group record for the mile walk in 7:17.9 at the Junior Olympics in Reading, Pa., almost nine seconds under old mark.
Kim Shettle, 10, from Baltimore, who has set two national and numerous state swim records, added three more to her collection: the national 200-yard medley (long course) in 2:41.3, and the state 50-yard backstroke and butterfly at a meet in Chautauqua, Ohio.
Marilyn Norris, 14, of Dallas, gained the most points in the Carolina Circuit (eight shows in eight days) to widen her lead toward the American Quarter Horse Association's national junior all-round title. This is Marilyn's first year of competition in the nationals.
Ben Crenshaw, 17, of Austin, Texas, won the South Texas Junior PGA championship at the Pecan Valley Country Club with a five-under-par 66, one stroke over the course record set in 1964 by Pro Miller Barber, despite having been penalized two strokes.
July 27, 1969
Don Robinson, 20, who last year led the scoring on the Wayne State University football team, prepared for the NCAA track and field meet by bouncing on the trampoline two hours a day and followed up by winning the long-jump event with a leap of 24' 2½".
Judy Lilly, 28, a Wheat Ridge, Colo. housewife who took up hairdressing to support her car, was the only woman to qualify for last year's world super stock-car championships, and this year has won seven of the races she entered at Southwestern drag strips.