Richard Wallingford, a West Forks, Me. lumberman, guided his draft-horse team, Buster and Sam, as they pulled 12,400 pounds 55 inches in one continuous draw to win the international horse pull at the Cumberland Fair, beating teams from the U.S. and Canada.
Cindy Slade, a freshman at the University of Mississippi and an archer whose specialty is target shooting, switched to field shooting and won the amateur class at the Southern Archery Association field championships in Memphis with 1,385 points.
Jared R. Beads, 41, of Westport, Md., father of seven who has jogged 15 miles a day for 20 years, set out to break the world distance record for a nonstop run, as listed in the Guinness Book of Records, and did, with 121 miles, 440 yards in 22 hours, 27 minutes.
Jim Triplett, an officer of the California Highway Patrol in Claremont, took first place for the second straight year in the handball singles competition of the California Police Olympics in Reno, Nev. He beat John Natow of the LAPD 21-15, 21-4.
October 12, 1969
Louis Carter of Laurel, Md. quarterbacked Arundel High to a 20-14 win over Bowie in the season opener, scoring on runs of six, 44 and 53 yards and rushing for a total of 135 yards in 13 carries. He also completed nine of 18 passes for 139 yards.
Susan J. Loiselle of Unity, N.H. used a sea worm for bait when she landed a 44-pound, eight-ounce striped bass in the surf off Plum Island, Mass. It was the largest striper ever caught there by a woman and the largest taken by anyone there in 10 years.