Bob Peck, a junior back at Wayland (Mass.) High, ran for a total of 1,540 yards in eight games to help the Warriors finish with a perfect season and the state Class C championship. He scored 27 touchdowns, 14 of them coming on runs of 50 yards or more.
Terry Moore, 32, junior-varsity basketball coach at Martin County High School in Stuart, Fla., directed his team to its 75th consecutive victory, a 50-47 win over Orlando Evans. Moore-coached teams have not lost a game since midseason 1968.
Mary Keys, a sharp-eyed freshman at East Tennessee State University, scored 589 of a possible 600 points, shooting from three positions at 50 feet, to break three national rifle marks—the civilian, junior and women's—in her second collegiate match.
Johanna Forman, 12, of Falmouth, Mass., won her first four races for the Falmouth Track Club. Her best effort was 9:12 for 1½ miles, which gave her the 12-13 age-group title in the Region One (New England, New York, New Jersey) championships in New York.
January 3, 1972
Cherrie Bridges, 23, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., set a women's world marathon record when she covered the 26-mile, 385-yard distance in 2:49:40, nearly seven minutes better than the old mark, at the Western Hemisphere marathon in Culver City.
John T. Darling Jr., 17, a senior at Stamford (Conn.) High, threw six touchdown passes in his last game to tie a state record and lead the Black Knights to a 53-7 victory over Fairfield Prep. Stamford finished at 11-0 and won its second straight state title.