Terry Carrick, a Baltimore maintenance man, set a pair of duck-pin world records with a three-game series of 596 and a six-game series of 1,013 in winning the Southern Open at Baltimore. He broke the old series records by 32 pins and 22 pins, respectively.
Joe Hasay, a senior on the Northwest Area High basketball team at Shickshinny, Pa., missed his first two free throws of the season, then connected on a school-record 41 in a row. In 17 games Hasay converted 53 of 57 free throws and is the team's leading scorer.
Kathleen Rockenfield, a senior at Alhambra High in Phoenix who had twice suffered a collapsed lung, won the Arizona State High School badminton singles tournament after compiling an 18-0 regular-season record. She is also a majorette and honor student.
Barbie Smith, a 15-year-old from Westminster, Calif., became the first woman to do two triple jumps in national competition as she finished fourth overall in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Oakland. She also finished second in free skating.
February 17, 1975
Bill Wilkinson, a golf professional in Warm Springs, Ore., shot rounds of golf matching his age on successive days. Playing a practice round on the Black Butte course, he carded a 74. The next day, his birthday, Wilkinson had a 75 on the same course.
Don Bodimer, a St. Louis truck driver and numerologist's dream, won the Bass Caster's Association Falstaff Pro-Am tournament at Lake Shelbyville, 111. Bodimer was contestant No. 300 and scored 300 points. He has also bowled four 300 games.