Neil Glenesk, 20, of Burlingame, Calif., won the seventh National Triathlon Championships—for shooting, swimming and running—in Palo Alto. He topped a 35-man field, including veterans of the Modern Pentathlon Olympic team, with 3,159 total points.
Jane Golden, 14, of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., captured every national division in the U.S. Moth Class Sailing Championships. She swept the Open Division (men and women), the Women's and the Junior. She is the present world's woman champion.
Otis Veteto, 35, pitched a rare perfect game in the Carmichael slow-pitch Softball league in Sacramento, Calif. In seven innings he retired all 21 batters without a single man making it to base, as his team, Johnny's Barber Shop, beat Thompson and Diggs 20-0.
Jon Aitken, of the University of New Mexico, became the first Western Athletic Conference gymnast to capture four conference titles in consecutive years when he took the horizontal bar event at the WAC championships at Colorado State University.
September 23, 1973
Ruth Schroeder, a graduate of Buhler (Kans.) High, broke two state records in the state track meet at Wichita. She ran the 100-yard hurdles in 13.4 and the 440-yard dash in 59.0. She also anchored Buhler's girls' 440-relay team to its second straight win.
Jesus Chuito Vela, of San Juan, P.R., set a world record off San Juan in the 20th International Billfish Tournament by landing a 680-pound blue marlin on 50-pound test line after a two-hour-and-40-minute fight. His catch broke the old record by 60 pounds.