Thomas Boutsikaris, a senior at Bar-ringer High in Newark, N.J., won the state foil title after taking the city championship three of the past four years. Fencing in dual city league competition, he won 97 straight matches, with an overall four-year mark of 151-6.
Chris Carstensen, co-captain of the Dartmouth swimming team, set meet records in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle and anchored the winning 400-yard freestyle relay team as the Indians defeated Yale for the first time in 47 meets dating back to 1923.
Laurel Anderson, a freshman at the University of Washington, won the women's all-round title at the Northwest College women's gymnastic championships by taking the vaulting and uneven bars events and placing second in the balance beam.
Kelly Fuiks of the Phoenix Chaparrals set a national age-group (12-13) record in the javelin with a throw of 127'3". Kelly, who also competes in the discus (96'2½") and the shot (37'7¼"), and ranks high in both events, had the nation's top javelin mark in '71.
March 20, 1972
Dave Devich, a senior at Highland (Ind.) High, won 55 straight wrestling matches and two state titles in the 185-pound class the past two seasons. In football he led the Trojans in tackles for two seasons and was named all-state linebacker as a senior.
Stan Sligh, a 6'7" senior at Hopewell High in Aliquippa, Pa., who has totaled 1,509 points in three seasons, scored 50 in a 99-83 win over New Castle and averaged 20 points and 20 rebounds in the Johnstown Holiday Tournament despite being hobbled by a leg injury.