Steve Bastianelli, a senior at Sussex (Del.) Central High, won his third straight state high school wrestling title, triumphing in the 119-pound class. He has not lost in six years of state competition and was a Greco-Roman champion in the 1975 National AAU Junior Olympics.
Dr. Paul Hutinger, 51, an associate professor of anatomy-physiology at Western Illinois, holds 17 national age-group swimming records ranging from the 50-yard butterfly (28.09) to two miles (49:32.0). In 1975 he was top AAU Masters (50-54) swimmer.
Jim O'Neil, 50, and his son, Tom, 16, a junior at Jesuit High School in Sacramento, Calif., broke a world marathon best for a father-son team by four minutes, 28 seconds, when they combined for a time of five hours, 16 minutes and 53 seconds in the West Valley Marathon in San Mateo, Calif. Running his first marathon ever, Tom came in 13th in a field of 206 with a clocking of 2:29.01, becoming the 12th high school runner to cover the distance in less than 2½ hours. Jim was the second entrant over 50 to finish, placing 38th in 2:47.52.
Nancy Gengler, a sophomore at Princeton, capped an 11-0 season while leading the Tigers to their fourth straight national squash title, beating Yale sophomore Liz Munson in the finals of the women's intercollegiate championships at Dartmouth.
March 22, 1976
Mike Gminski, a junior at Masuk High in Monroe, Conn., averaged 40.7 points in 20 games to lead all New England scorers and break Calvin Murphy's 10-year-old state record of 40.3. The 6'11" center paced the Panthers to 52 straight wins and three league titles.