Eric Hulst, a freshman at Laguna Beach (Calif.) High, set a world age-group record for 14-year-olds when he ran three miles in 15:18.3. Eric has led his varsity team to a 6-0 dual meet record to date and has broken the conference two-mile record for freshmen.
David Wiens, a senior at Blaine (Wash.) High, won the state wrestling title in the 129-pound class. With a three-year record of 70-4, Wiens is a three-time county, district and regional champion, his sophomore year in the 108-pound division and his junior at 115.
Rudy Hartono, 23, of Indonesia, won the men's singles crown in the All-England Badminton Championships for an unprecedented sixth straight year. He won every game at Wembley, defeating countryman Christian Hadinata 15-4, 15-2 in the finals.
Steve Platt, a 6'5" forward at Huntington (Ind.) College, scored 936 points in 26 games, averaging 36.0 to lead the NAIA in scoring. Piatt, who farms 500 acres of land, had a high game of 57 points and tied for 12th in national rebounding with an 18.4 average.
April 16, 1973
Eugene Katz, 6, of Spring Valley, N.Y., is in his third season with the Greater NYC Hockey League Mites. A center who also plays defense and goalie, Eugene completed the regular season with 25 goals. He scored seven goals and six assists against Riverdale.
Michael McCahey, a high school senior from Winnetka, Ill., won the state high school foil championship for an unprecedented second time, defeating his opponent in 28 seconds with live touches to none. Since October, McCahcy has won 231 matches and lost 46.