OVERLAND PARK, KANS.
Clint, 16, a student at Shawnee Mission South High, threw the discus 196 feet at a regional Junior Olympic track meet in Russellville, Ark., setting a record for high school sophomores and breaking the national Junior Olympic mark.
Kelly, 28, defeated Gaby de Fort of Peru by 211 pins to win the women's all-events title at the Bowling Tournament of the Americas in Miami. She captured the singles crown, then, with Faydra Austin of Miami, won the doubles.
As a sophomore pitcher for San Bernardino Valley College, Vandeberg, 19, was named State Junior College Player of the Year. Leading the Indians to the Mission Conference playoffs, he had an 18-1 record and an 0.94 ERA.
Chris, 14, defeated Pam Thompson 6-1, 6-2 to win her fourth straight Metropolitan Junior singles tennis title, this time the girls' 14-and-under division. She also teamed with Pam's sister Cinny to win the girls' 16-and-under doubles.
August 13, 1978
At the National AAU Masters track meet in Atlanta, Billups, a 41-year-old high school principal, broke the American 800-meter record for the 40-43 age group with a time of 1:57.5, .1 of a second faster than the mark set in 1973.
Irene, 16, paced the Southington High fast-pitch softball team to the State Class LL title. She had a 20-0 record, threw a no-hitter and three one-hitters and allowed just 61 hits in 138‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√±‚àö¬® innings. She also batted a team-high .457.