John Foley of Orinda, Calif. ran the 26.2 miles in three hours, 42 minutes and 17 seconds at an AAU-sanctioned marathon in Liver-more, Calif. to better a world record for 8-year-olds. John's time was faster than the previous record for his age by two minutes.
Tink Bolster, a Princeton, N.J. mother of 14, placed in the top 10 (best time) in 22 swimming events in the AAU women's 45-to-49 age group. Her best was the third fastest time in the 200-yard butterfly (4:00.5). She did not begin competitive swimming until April 1972.
Russell Grix, a St. Louis draftsman who bowls strictly for fun, rolled an 847 series, the third highest American Bowling Congress three-game score so far this season. Grix, who has a 206 average, had 31 of 34 possible strikes in recording scores of 258, 289 and 300.
Brian Kohen of Centerville, Ohio led the 9-to-11-year-old division of the Centerville Soccer League in scoring with 52 goals in 12 games. The previous season, playing in the 6-to-8 group, he scored 82 goals and led his team to runner-up spot in the state tournament.
February 3, 1975
Bill Willoughby, a 6'8½" senior forward at Dwight Morrow High in Englewood, N.J., scored 51 and 54 points in consecutive games, breaking the school's single-game record of 50. Willoughby averaged 37.8 points, 16.4 rebounds in his first 12 games this season.
Doug Sherman, athletic director at College of Lake County, was named Region IV Illinois community college Golf Coach of the Year for the third straight time. When he retired as coach, Sherman's teams were undefeated in 86 dual meets since 1970.