Kirzner, a 24-year-old export coordinator for a drug company, defeated William Archival of the Bronx 21-8, 21-4 to win the open singles division of the U.S. Handball Association's National One-Wall Championship in Brooklyn.
In seven games for the Blackfoot Junior High eighth-grade team, Rob rushed for 2,200 yards on 114 carries (a 19.2-yard average) and 17 TDs. Against Shelly, the 5'9" 155-pounder gained 500 yards, had five interceptions and scored six TDs.
Barner, a 34-year-old computer programmer, broke the U.S. record for the 24-hour run by nearly 17 miles when he ran 152 miles, 1,599 yards—a 9:42 mile pace—in Glassboro, N.J. San Francisco's Don Choi, who held the record, was second.
Matt, 14, the No. 1 junior kayaker in the country, won nine gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the North American championships, at which he was the youngest competitor. Matt also was awarded the Kayaker of the Regatta trophy.
November 13, 1978
NEWTON HIGHLANDS, MASS.
In successive weeks, Betsy, a 5', 99-pound, 17-year-old Harvard freshman and the No. 1 player on the women's tennis team, won the Greater Boston, the Massachusetts and the New England women's intercollegiate championships.
In addition to finishing 17th in a field of 2,722 in the Richmond (Va.) Newspapers Marathon, Eric, 11, set a national age-group record. His time of 2:48:53 was 3:16 faster than the mark set by David Chun of Honolulu in 1975.