Ren Bourgoyne, a 10-year-old Memphis resident, set six age-group records at the U. of Tennessee's sports camp. He won the 50-yard dash (7.0), 100 (13.7), 220 (31.3), 440 (1:16.5), 880 (2:41.8), mile (6.10) and anchored the Mite Squad in the 440-yard relay.
Ray Romaniello, 15, a catcher for the Torrington (Conn.) Elks, had never hit a home run in two years of Babe Ruth League play, but in the second game of a doubleheader I his season he made like Ruth himself and homered his first three times at the plate.
Ben Calhoun, 23, was named top cowboy in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association finals after his first in bareback bronc riding and fourth in bull riding led Eastern New Mexico U. to the team title. Calhoun is now bouncing around the pro rodeo circuit.
Sharon Sites Adams, 39, sailed a 31-foot ketch into San Diego Harbor for a reunion with her sailing-instructor husband. She had been gone 75 days and had made a 5,618-mile voyage from Yokohama, Japan the first woman to sail alone across the Pacific.
August 17, 1969
David Thore, 15, a high school sophomore from Reidsville, N.C., holds the course record of 61 at the golf club where his father is a part-time pro. David has shot eight holes in one and recently defeated an older boy headed for Georgia on a golf grant-in-aid.
Bob Phillips, 12, of Pensacola, Fla., missed half of the Dixie Youth season with a pulled tendon and pitched only three games—all no-hitters. He also managed to hit .692 with seven home runs, and was walked intentionally 12 times in four games.