Pam Secchiari, 11, of Scottsdale, Ariz., who had been competing in AAU races only three months, won national age-group titles in the 100-yard dash (12.3) and long jump (16'1¾") and was awarded high-point honors at a Junior Olympics meet in Albuquerque.
Corrie Ebbelaar, 22, a swimming teacher from The Netherlands, set a woman's record for swimming the English Channel from England to France with a clocking of 10 hours 43 minutes. Her time broke Greta Anderson's record by 18 minutes.
C. Raymond Westcott, 61, Of Old Greenwich, Conn., won his first National Ensign Class sailing championship with 2 1¾ points on Lake Michigan after five previous attempts. He has been the Long Island Sound Ensign champion two times (1969 and 1970).
Walter Ray (Dead-eye) WILLIAMS, 11, of Eureka, Calif., became the youngest player ever to win the National Junior Horseshoe Pitching championship when he pitched 86.7% ringers—a tournament record—in Middlesex, N.J. He beat Bill Holland in the finals.
September 26, 1971
Vic Wil, 10, of Sepulveda, Calif., won the Junior World golf title with a 54-hole score of 171 on the par-56 course in San Diego. It was the second world title in three years for Vic, who was runner-up in the Pee Wee Nationals at four and a winner at seven.
Cindy Brinker, of Dallas, daughter of the late Maureen Connolly, has been playing "serious" tennis a mere three years, but she has won more than 50 tournaments, including the Texas 14-and-under girls championship. She also was runner-up in the 16-and-under.