Lauri Adams, a senior at Helena (Mont.) High, set a state mile record of 5:06.2, knocking 6.7 seconds off the old mark. The state AA mile champion for the last three years, Lauri also was cross-country champion for two years and the 880 champion last year.
Terry Francona, a junior at New Brighton (Pa.) High and son of former major-leaguer Tito Francona, paced the Lions to a 14-0 section championship by batting .769 and compiling a .333 ERA as he pitched three shutouts, one no-hitter and two one-hitters.
Maclear Jacoby, 49, coached the Landon School of Bethesda, Md. tennis team to its third straight USTA National Interscholastic title for a total of eight in the last 16 years. In that span Landon has won 216 of 258 matches and 15 league titles.
Fran McCarthy, a 65-year-old semiretired businessman, won his 15th Buffalo District Golf Association title when he took the senior (over 50) championship for the sixth time, winning by four strokes with an even-par 71 on the East Aurora Country Club course.
July 11, 1976
Scott Poehling, 18, of Fremont (Neb.) Bergan High, was the first to win the 440, 880 and mile in the state track and field championships. His times were, respectively: 49.4, 1:52.2 (a state record) and 4:20.7. Scott is also a Class C all-state end in football.
Ginny Rich, a 24-year-old senior at Buffalo's Rosary Hill College, won the U.S. intercollegiate championship harness race at Roosevelt Raceway for the second straight year. Driving Fritzie Patch, a pacer, her time for the one-mile event was 2:08.