Lehaman Burrow Jr., a senior at Window Rock High, Fort Defiance, Ariz., won his third straight Class A-AAA Arizona Inter-scholastic Association Rifle Championship, in which he set a record in 1973, and led his team to its fifth state crown in eight years.
Bob Hamilton, of District Heights, Md., paced his Suitland High School baseball team to its first county title with a .567 batting average, a .911 slugging average and 16 stolen bases in 18 games. The star centerfielder was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles.
Anne Vento, of Pueblo, Colo., capped three years of undefeated tennis competition for Centennial High by winning her second consecutive championship-flight state singles title. She won the second-flight singles championship in 1972 and 40 straight dual matches.
James Robinson, a sophomore at Laney Community College in Oakland, erased the longest-standing national JC record—1:48.6 in the half mile, set in 1962—with a 1:48.4 at the Golden Gate conference meet, then ran a 1:48 in the state JC finals.
July 21, 1974
Jeff Meckstroth, 17, of Lancaster, Ohio, has amassed 518.18 bridge master points, more than any U.S. high school senior. Meckstroth, who was also co-captain of his school golf team, became a Life Master with 300 points last August.
Jim De Met, 40, of Salt Lake City, was the standout performer at the Utah state table tennis tournament, winning the Class A singles and doubles, and the men's open and senior doubles. De Met placed in three other classes, to win seven tournament trophies.