Regina Barnes became the youngest Life Master in bridge history when she placed second in a section of a Master Pairs event in Sacramento 29 days before turning 15. Regina began playing at nine and won her first tournament before she was 10.
Lynn Maxwell, a freshman at Tilghman High in Paducah, Ky., set a meet record for the girls' high school 70-yard dash with a time of 7.8 at Louisville's Mason-Dixon games. As an eighth-grader last year, Lynn won the girls' prep 220 in 24.7.
Chris Woo, a senior at Punahou (Hawaii) High, won the 100-yard breaststroke in 55.99 at the state swimming championships at the University of Hawaii, setting a national high school record and bettering his time of 56.66 set in trials the day before.
Joe Frieda, a 9-year-old from Florissant, Mo., is the youngest person in the U.S. to become a first-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do karate, a Korean version of the sport, in which use of the feet is emphasized. Joe weighs 50 pounds and stands 4'1".
April 5, 1976
Ralph Tasker, basketball coach at Hobbs (N. Mex.) High won his 600th game when the Eagles trounced Ysleta High 115-87. Tasker, who has coached the Eagles 27 years, led them to the state 4-A finals and was named New Mexico Coach of the Year.
Ann Marie Kosciolek, a senior at Marian Catholic High School in Tamaqua, Pa., became the first girl prep basketball player in the state to score 2,000 points, pouring in 32 in a 68-21 victory over Shenandoah. She averaged 29.9 points in 28 contests this season.