A junior at Woodrow Wilson High, Rob, now 16, won the World Junior Frisbee title in Atlanta over Jim Murphy of Detroit. Tests included throwing for distance and accuracy, and catching behind the back and between the legs.
A golf assistant at the City Park Club in New Orleans, Griffin, 27, fired rounds of 66, 71 and 72 for a one-under-par 209 to take the PGA National Assistants Championships at Brockton, Mass. by one stroke over Frank Shikle of Birmingham.
PHILIP B. ROSS
NEW LONDON, CONN.
Ross, a 21-year-old New York University law student, swam around Manhattan Island in seven hours 44 minutes, breaking the record Diana Nyad set in 1975 by 13 minutes. The wind was 15 mph and the water temperature 61°.
OVERLAND PARK, KANS.
In seven cross-country meets she has run this season for Shawnee Mission North High, Annette, a senior, has won six, by an average margin of 20 seconds. She set meet records in all six winning races and broke the course record in four.
October 30, 1978
DARBY TOWNSHIP, PA.
The 5'9", 165-pound Darby Township High senior set a Pennsylvania scholastic single-game rushing record when he gained 439 yards on 32 carries in a 40-6 win over Yeadon. His five TDs included runs of 48, eight, 45 and five yards.
A retired civil engineer, Thackwell, 90, overcame dense fog, 44-mph winds and treacherous terrain to conquer, in one week, the three highest peaks in Great Britain—Scafell Pike (3,210 feet), Mount Snowden (3,560 feet) and Ben Nevis (4,406 feet).