NEW HAVEN, CONN.
Gelenitis, a junior at Tufts, and Taylor, who graduated from Yale this spring, were the titlists in the U.S. Women's Singlehanded and Doublehanded Sailing Championships in Rochester, N.Y. Sailing a 14-foot Laser, Gelenitis won the singlehanded division with two victories, one third-place finish and one sixth. Sailing a 14-foot 420 with Charlotte Lewis of Beverly, Mass. as crew, Taylor, the only female 1979 sailing All-America, won the doublehanded division with two firsts and a third.
Cabanillas, a 24-year-old Brigham Young senior, won his fourth consecutive Deseret News Marathon. He defeated more than 1,300 runners in a race-record 2:19.35, .49 second faster than the mark set in 1974.
August 26, 1979
GARRETT PARK, MD.
Hearn, 21, became the first American woman to win three gold medals in the World Whitewater Kayak Championships, in Jonquiere, Quebec. She won the women's individual slalom and led the U.S. to team-slalom and wildwater victories.
DiStasi, a 33-year-old Miami policeman, became the 13th player in the 78-year history of the American Bowling Congress to bowl back-to-back 300 games, performing the feat in a non-league tournament at Miami's Tropical Lanes.
Duane set a national record for 10-year-olds in both the 220 dash and the 440 run. His time of 25.2 in the 220 in Memphis was 1.5 seconds faster than the old mark. The 440 he ran in 58.7 in Towson, Md. beat the previous best by 1.1 seconds.