Casper Ningen, a senior at Chadron (Neb.) High School, kicked a national prep record field goal of 54 yards in the Cardinals' 47-20 victory over Douglas, S. Dak. Ningen, a two-year letterman who plays on both lines, also kicked a 24-yarder and five extra points.
Brad Byker, 12, a center forward on the undefeated Palatine (Ill.) Celtics and the top scorer in the Young Sportsman Soccer League for boys 10-13, tallied three goals against Hanover Park in a 13-0 win to boost his season total to 45 in 17 games.
Beth Bonner, 19, of Reedsville, W. Va., who has been competing three years, became the first American woman to officially run the marathon under three hours when she compiled a time of 2:55.22 for 34th place at the New York City Marathon in Central Park.
André's Carrillo, 25, of New York City, scored the winning goal in overtime to give the Southampton (N.Y.) Bicycle Polo Club a 5-4 win over Manhattan in Southampton for the Cartier Challenge Trophy. A seven-handicapper, Carrillo is second-rated by the USBPA.
October 24, 1971
Nancy Black, of Oxon Hill, Pa., was first in accuracy and third in style to win the women's overall title at the Pan American Cup parachuting championships in Tequesquetengo, Mexico. She and men's titlist Clayton Schoelpple led the U.S. to the team victory.
Steve Riiff ran and passed Sweetwater (Calif.) High to 38 second-half points and a 44-23 win over Chula Vista. In all, he completed 14 of 20 passes for 180 yards, one TD and four two-point conversions, and ran nine times for 159 yards and four touchdowns.