NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.
The first swimmer ever to hold three New York state high school records simultaneously (100 freestyle, 47.2; 200 free, 1:43.2; and 500 free, 4:40.2), Mark, 19, a high school All-America, was voted State Swimmer of the Year.
LOS ALAMITOS, CALIF.
The youngest member of a four-girl gymnastics team from California, 13-year-old Rhonda individually won two gold medals and two silvers and her team won the bronze at the World High School Games in Orléans. France.
The first Masters racquet-ball player to score a grand slam, McNamara, a 45-year-old businessman, won both the International and National Association Masters Singles titles and then the Canadian Open championship in Edmonton, Canada.
During a junior tournament at the Pitman Country Club, Doug, 14, had two eagles, nine birdies and 11 one-putt greens for a course-record 58. He had a 33 for the first nine and 25 on the back nine of the par-71, 6,000-yard layout.
August 8, 1976
Leading her team to a 15-0 season record and the Fourth Grade Girls' Fast Pitch Softball City championship, Susan, 10. allowed only 14 hits in seven games, pitched a no-hitter, had a one-hitter with 15 strikeouts and batted .893.
During the Junior Police Olympics on Randalls Island, N.Y., James, 15, won two gold medals when he put the shot 56' 7½" and threw the 1,000-gram junior discus 138 feet. He also earned a silver medal in the 880-yard relay.