Bob Florence, 6'2½" forward on the North High basketball team in Des Moines, scored 58 points in a 110-69 victory over Des Moines Tech to set a city record. Young Florence credited his twin brother Bill, a teammate, with "getting the ball to me."
Karen Davis, a senior physical-education major and a member of the women's basketball team at the University of Iowa, tossed in 161 consecutive free throws at a practice session. Then the following day, still practicing, Karen hit 67 straight baskets.
Bob Mabry, a 6'6" senior at Rio Grande (Ohio) College, pulled down 27 rebounds in a 120-108 defeat of Urbana to become the top rebounder in NAIA history with 2,218. Mabry is also the second NAIA player to score both 2,000 points and 2,000 rebounds.
Joe Savage, a senior at Roselle (N.J.) Catholic High, broke Marty Liquori's state scholastic flat-floor mile record when he covered the distance in 4:11.5. Joe has also set national flat-floor records in the 880-yard (1:51.3) and the 1,000-yard (2:12.3) events.
March 23, 1970
Mrs. Nina Moyer, 26, of Princeton, N.J., won her first U.S. Women's Squash Racquets singles championship when she beat Mrs. Carol Thesieres of Philadelphia 11-15, 15-13, 15-9, 15-5 in the final held at the Hartford Golf Club in West Hartford, Conn.
Fletcher Carr, a 191-pound sophomore at the University of Tampa, pinned Allan Williams of Georgia in 1:59 of the first period to up his collegiate wrestling record to 34-0. Last season Carr also played every offensive minute on the Spartans' football team.