Paula Bauck, coordinator of girls' athletics at Moorhead (Minn.) High, coached the girls' track team to the state crown, her second in nine years. One week later her son James helped the Moorhead boys' track team win the state AA championship.
Harold Chapson, 71, of Honolulu, set a world age group record for the mile run in the 47th Rainbow Relays at the University of Hawaii. He broke his own record of 6:05, set earlier this year, with a time of 6:04. The new mark is for 70-year-olds and older.
Chris Joyner, 12, of Hillsborough, Calif., struck out 110 batters in 48 innings to lead his Little League Mets to a 14-2 championship season. Batting .409 with five home runs, he had games of 14 and 17 strikeouts and allowed three earned runs all year.
John Burdan, a senior at Bitburg American High in Germany, ran the 1,500 in 3:59.5 at Munich, the first sub-four-minute time in USDESEA (military dependents) history. He was unbeaten in the event and also won the USDESEA cross-country title.
August 19, 1973
Barbara Lebel, 16, pitched Oxford (Mass.) High School to its second consecutive South-bridge Girls Softball Championship. After her final game, a 6-1 win over Holy Name, she was voted MVP of the tournament. The win was Oxford's 34th straight.
Chuck Smead, 22, of Santa Barbara, Calif., won the 14.2-mile race up Mt. Evans, Colo., in a record 1:46.25, bettering Don Starbuck's 1972 mark by more than 12 minutes. Last summer Smead won the Pikes Peak Marathon and the National AAU 15-kilometer run.