Bill Fitzgerald, 44, a systems analyst from Palos Verdes, Calif. won the 440 (52.3), 880 (2: 14.01 ), mile (4:37), anchored winning mile and two-mile relay teams—and added it up to take the outstanding athlete title at the U.S. Masters Track Meet in San Diego.
Ray Bresnahan, a Weymouth, Mass. Little Leaguer, competed against a team coached by his father in the championship tournament. Ray hit two homers to help beat dad's boys, then hurled a perfect game to shut out another club—but his team lost the finals.
Peggy Steding, 33, Odessa, Texas housewife who averaged 15.4 points toward her team's 18-0 basketball year, has pitched her softball team to an 18-0 season—including seven shutouts and two one-run games (each on an error). She also is a tennis whiz.
Jamie Amioka, 12, of Mount Vernon, N.Y., who discovered judo at 6, floored opponent Chuck Eastman with a left shoulder throw and won his second consecutive junior-age-group national championship by unanimous decision in the finals of the meet in Detroit.
August 10, 1969
Lori Meyer, 10, who watched her dad and brother at trapshoot events around Oshkosh, Wis., tried it herself—and in six months became one of the youngest to hit 25 straight targets at 16 yards in the state meet at Waukesha en route to an 84x100 record.
Wayne Jacobs, of Dover, Pa., a sophomore at the University of Maryland, became the first golfer to win Pennsylvania's Public Links championship three years in a row when he posted a 72-hole total of 293 at Hershey Park to outplay a field of 214.