Jimmy Allen, 34, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., drove Big Night to a 1½-length victory at Saratoga to break Herve Filion's national harness racing record of 181 wins in a single season at one track. Allen finished the Saratoga racing season with 190 winners.
Burnis Hicks, of Washington, D.C., became the first 60-year-old to complete the JFK 50-Mile Hike-Run in the 11-year history of the event. She covered the rugged Hagerstown, Md. course in 11:50.03, finishing half an hour ahead of her nearest age-group rival.
Kevin Tyler and Joseph Nastri each ran for more than 1,000 yards this season in leading Kingswood-Oxford of West Hartford, Conn. to a perfect 8-0 gridiron record. Tyler, a 5'6" junior wingback, carried for 1,376 yards and averaged 12.3 yards per carry. He scored 120 points on 19 touchdowns (both school records) and six extra points. Nastri, a junior fullback, gained 1,040 yards in 213 carries and had 14 touchdowns. He saved his best performance for the last game, in which he rushed for 198 yards and four TDs against Westminster.
Tim Willette, goalie for the UNC-Wilmington soccer team, had 49 saves against Lynchburg College in the longest playoff game in NAIA District 29 history. Lynchburg finally won 1-0 after 10 overtime periods—two hours, 19 minutes and 12 seconds of play.
December 3, 1973
Terry Ragsdale, 16, of White Oak, Texas, scored 2,762 of a possible 2,800 points to win the Amateur Men's Freestyle title at the National Field Archery tournament in Aurora, Ill. He is the youngest adult-division national champion in NFAA history.