SGT. Jack Brake and Debbie Schmidt won the men's and women's overall National Parachuting Championships in Tahlequah, Okla. Brake, 20, a member of the Golden Knights team at Fort Bragg, N.C., finished first in the free-fall style event with a 7.72-second average and came in ninth in accuracy with a cumulative score of 0.43 meters. Schmidt, 22, from Joliet, Ill., won in style with an average of 8.42 seconds and placed third in accuracy with a cumulative score of 1.42 meters.
Kevin and Keith Johnson, juniors at Brandon High School, Tampa, Fla., are identical twins who have run the 100-yard dash in the identical time—9.5—that bettered the district prep mark set by Olympian Rey Robinson in 1970. In 18 dual meets Kevin won the 100 16 times, while Keith won once and finished second to his brother 15 times. Kevin was undefeated in the 220, Keith coming in second each time. At the regional meet, which Brandon High won, Kevin captured the 100, 220, 440 and long jump.
Bobby Kleinecke and Doug Rodwell Jr., doubles partners for four years at O'Connell High School in Galveston, Texas, won their fourth consecutive Catholic Interscholastic League state tennis doubles title while leading O'Connell to its 14th straight state crown. Kleinecke and Rodwell completed their interscholastic careers with a 149-7 record, compiling a 117-0 mark, including 78 tournament victories, since their sophomore year. In the fall Kleinecke will enroll at West Texas State and Rodwell at Lamar U.