Marcia Thayne, a high school teacher in Salt Lake City, captured an unprecedented fifth straight Utah Women's Amateur golf title with a 230 for 54 holes. She edged Janet Thurgood, women's athletic director at the University of Utah, by a stroke.
Gloria Porter and Chuck Collingwood were the women's and men's overall winners at the National Parachuting championships in Tahlequah, Okla. Porter was a member of the 1972 U.S. Parachuting Team and was a bronze medal-winner in the world championships last year. Collingwood was also a 1972 national squad member. Both earned their victories by compiling the highest combined scores in freestyle and accuracy events and will compete for the U.S. in the Adriatic Cup in Portoroz, Yugoslavia in September 1973.
James Taton, six, of Denver, established a world age-group high-jump mark in an AAU meet in Lakewood, Colo. His 3'2" effort broke the old record of 2'8" set in 1972. Young Taton had never jumped in competition before. He will enter the first grade this fall.
Ted Mumby, 16, of Watsonville, Calif., set four Senior World Olympics records. In his class (75-79) he threw the javelin 45'10" and put the shot 24'8½". He broke the meet's (70-74) 100-meter freestyle swim record with 2:39.0 and long-jumped 10'7".
August 5, 1973
Joey Porter, a senior at South Natchez-Adams High in Natchez, Miss., pitched his team to the state championship with three no-hitters and nine shutouts. He has compiled a streak of 80 straight scoreless innings over two years. This year he gave up only 19 hits.