Cindy Malinchak, of Monesson, Pa., won the 13-14 age-group division of the Mid-Atlantic AAU gymnastics championships. She placed first in the uneven parallel bars, second in the vault and won the all-around. She will compete in the nationals in August.
Phillip Paley, 9, of Encino, Calif., is a black belt in the Tang Soo Do style of karate. Only 3'11" and weighing just 47 pounds, he did not fail a single test through 10 belts en route to the black. A fourth-grader, he took up the sport "because of my size."
Kiane Lokelani Nowell, 21, became the first woman beach lifeguard in Los Angeles history. The only female among 40 candidates, she placed 21st in the city's half-mile run plus half-mile ocean swim test, and was assigned tower duty on the Venice Beach.
Janice Metcalf, a junior at the University of Redlands (Calif.), won her second straight Women's Intercollegiate Tennis Championship. Earlier, as the only woman on its tennis team, she helped Redlands win the NAIA title over Presbyterian College.
David Tebelman, 12, of Cincinnati, pitched his Knothole (Class C) baseball team, Pilgrim United Church, to a 5-0 victory over St. Catherine Gold. In five innings he struck out all 15 batters and went three for three at the plate, getting a triple and two singles.
Mitzi McMillin, a junior at West Seattle High, established a Washington state record in the 80-yard hurdles with a 10.2. Earlier she set three Seattle Metro League marks with 5'4½" in the high jump, 18'4½" in the long jump and 10.7 in the 80-yard hurdles.