Larry Dixon, from North Hollywood, took the Top Fuel Eliminator award at the Hot Rod Association's Winternationals when he defeated Tony Nancy of Sherman Oaks, Calif, with a time of 6.868 seconds for the quarter-mile course, an average of 180 mph.
David Bedford, 20, a student at Brighton College in England, finished the nine-mile senior race at the Southern Counties Cross-Country Championships with the winning time of 45:50. Then, 20 minutes later, he ran the six-mile junior race and won that in 32:12.
John Bobalik, a senior guard at Wellsville (Ohio) High School, set a state record of 48 consecutive free throws, including 22 in a game with Carrollton (Ohio) High in which he also was eight-for-eight from the floor for a perfect shooting night as his Tigers won 89-66.
Robert Reynolds, a 100-pound sophomore who wrestles for the Portville (New York) Panthers, pinned all his opponents in dual meets this season to compile a 27-0 two-year dual-meet mark and 30-3 overall record, including a 14-second and an 18-second pin.
David Zubero, 11, a state wrestling champion from Jacksonville, Fla., set 10 state swimming records in the 50-yard, 50- and 100-meter (short and long course) breaststroke; the 50-, 100- and 200-meter freestyle; the 200-yard, 200- and 100-meter individual medleys.
Dale Allred, 6'3" guard for Uintah High School in Vernal, Utah, led his team to victory over Manti High when he first scored a basket with 20 seconds remaining to tie the game at 55; then, with two seconds left, he threw in a 72-foot field goal to give the Utes a 57-55 win.