Earl Brown, of Middletown (Pa.) Area High, scored his third straight double at the Class B state track and field finals, taking the 100-yard dash in 9.6 and the 220 in 21.9, both state records. He also anchored the winning 880-yard relax team with a 20.3 split.
Jane Findling, a senior at Valparaiso (Ind.) High, set a national scholastic soft-ball throw record of 251'10" to qualify for the first state girls' prep track meet, then won the title with a toss of 232'9". She is the first Valparaiso student to win a state track title.
Orlando Gonzalez, 22, a first baseman for the University of Miami, received the Lefty Gomez Plate Award as the nation's outstanding college player. An All-America, Gonzalez batted .402 and stole 62 bases last season, an NCAA record, before signing with Cleveland.
Junius Chatman, a graduate of Huguenot High in Richmond, Va., won the state AAA singles tennis championship after completing a 19-0 season. Chat-man, who was 35-3 the past two seasons, will attend the University of North Carolina on a tennis scholarship.
August 4, 1974
Eva Schutt, 41 , of Tucson, combined games of 267, 279 and 265 for an 811 total, third-highest three-game series ever recorded in Women's International Bowling Congress competition. Schutt, who averages 188, was only seven pins shy of the record.
Peter Hoyt, 29, of Altamonte Springs, Fla., broke his own world record in the one-keg beer-barrel throw with a heave of 45'8" at the 19th Annual Highland Games and Gathering of Scottish Clans at Grandfather Mountain, N.C. The previous mark was 38'2".