Jacqueline Hansen, 27, a Los Angeles insurance underwriter, ran the first women's sub-2:40 marathon at Eugene, Ore., setting a world record of 2:38:19. The previous mark, held by West Germany's Christa Vahlensieck, was 2:40:15.
Angelo Gioiosa, 37, who teaches Russian and Chinese culture in Altoona Area (Pa.) High School, won Maryland's 13th annual John F. Kennedy 50-mile Hike-Run in 6:27:58.0, leading a field of 630 entrants, 341 of whom finished in the allotted 14 hours.
Bus Werder, football coach at Buffalo's Canisius High, recorded his third straight unbeaten season (8-0), outscoring opponents 206 to 36. The Crusaders beat DeSales High of Lockport, N.Y. 24-0 in the Msgr. Martin Athletic Association playoff game.
VI Goodnow coached the girls' field hockey team of Frontier Regional High, South Deerfield, Mass. to the state title. After two scoreless overtimes against Weston High, the Redskins won by outcornering the Wildcats 9-1. Her 18-year record is 148-16-20.
December 15, 1975
Amos Lawrence, a junior at Lake Taylor High in Norfolk, Va., had 19 touchdowns in 10 games this season. The 5'11", 170-pound halfback gained 1,378 yards in 148 carries. In a 37-13 defeat of Bay-side he gained 411 yards and scored on runs of 85, 81, 74, 44 and 17.
Tim Thornton, a senior at University School in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, scored 32 goals and 15 assists to lead his soccer team to a 14-1-1 season. In three years Tim broke all school scoring marks with 62 goals and 40 assists in 48 varsity games.