A 17-year-old Princeton Day School senior, Mike earned MVP and all-state honors in baseball (with a 0.30 ERA) and soccer (31 points) and captained the basketball team as the Panthers took all three Class B state prep championships.
Jumping 14'½", Laura, 10, won the U.S. Track and Field Federation national 10- and 11-year-old long-jump championship. The fifth grader at Incarnation School also was second in the 100-meter dash (14.29) and third in the 200 (29.42).
PALM DESERT, CALIF.
A junior at Indio High School, Gary broke the U.S. decathlon record for 16-year-olds by scoring 6,334 points at the National Junior AAU meet in Knoxville, Tenn. The old record of 6,202 points was set by Dixon Farmer in 1957.
NEW YORK CITY
Jamgochian, 23, added the Massachusetts women's golf championship to her New England title, defeating defender Jeanne-Marie Boylan 3 and 1 at the Belmont Country Club. She is the third woman to hold both titles simultaneously.
August 21, 1977
POMPANO BEACH, FLA.
Martin, 34, a charter-boat mate, needed only 1 hour and 20 minutes to boat a 1,282-pound Atlantic blue marlin on 130-pound line off St. Thomas, V.I. The fish, known locally as Big Daddy, weighed 140 pounds more than the all-tackle world record.
Six-year-old John became the youngest to win a Northern California Tennis Association championship when, playing in the 10-and-under division, he defeated 10-year-old Colin King 6-3, 6-1 at the Deerwood tournament in Ukiah.