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.
This is an article from the March 22, 1976 issue
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.
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.