Diana Pitts, a senior at Ward Melville High in Setauket, N.Y., set Suffolk County Girls AA records with a 1:08.1 in the 100-yard backstroke and a 31.6 in the 50-yard backstroke. She is undefeated in the backstroke in two years of girls' high school competition.
Chris Bahr, a sophomore at Penn State, became the third member of his family to receive All-America soccer honors. Bahr's father Walter was an All-America at Temple in 1944 and his brother Casey was honorable mention while at Navy in 1968 and 1969.
Pete Forlini, of Vernon, Conn., has led Ellington High to back-to-back Connecticut soccer championships in his two years as head coach, while his team has won 35 games in a row. In addition, as junior varsity basketball coach, he has won 49 straight.
Selby Grubbs, a senior tailback for Trigg County High in Cadiz, led his team to Kentucky state football championships in both 1971 and 1972. Over this span, Grubbs scored 366 points and accounted for 4,012 yards rushing on 343 carries.
January 29, 1973
Tom Childers, a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, ran 10 miles in 49:47.8 at an AAU meet in Washington, D.C., the fifth-fastest time by an American. Childers, who is 26 and belongs to the Washington Sports Club, did not compete in either high school or college.
Ken Webb, 42, a computer production programmer in Crawley, Sussex, England, set two bicycling world records last year. He compiled 80,647 miles in 1972 and accumulated 100,000 miles during a 448-day period. In 27 years he has covered some 700,000 miles.