SANTA MONICA, CALIF.
Scott, 17, who has won six U.S. Tennis Association national 18-and-under titles in the last 10 months, defeated Jan Gunnarson of Sweden 6-3, 6-1 to win the junior singles championship at the U.S. Open in Flushing, N.Y.
Bowdy, a Corning Community College sophomore, broke the women's national JC record for the marathon at the NJCAA meet in Dowagiac, Mich. Her time of 2:59.30 was more than eight minutes faster than the previous mark.
Jeff, a junior at Middle-bury Union High, had a 7-0 record, allowed just 22 hits and one earned run in 63 innings and struck out 96 in leading his Poultney, Vt. Babe Ruth team to the league title. He also batted .464 and stole 35 bases.
Pollak, a 29-year-old sales manager, won the Thistle National Championship off Marion, Mass. With crewmen Susie Milnes and Paul Murphy, Pollak skippered his 17-foot dinghy, Maid of Pligh, to three firsts and a third in the six-race event.
October 7, 1979
Rachel became at 16 the youngest woman to scale 20,320-foot-high Mt. McKinley, the highest peak in North America. Along with her father, who is a college instructor of mountain climbing, and eight others, she reached the summit in 16 days.
DR. SYLVIA EARLE
Earle, 44, a marine biologist and the mother of three, bettered the women's world record for the deepest free dive by more than 800 feet. She wore a magnesium-alloy diving suit and reached a depth of 1,250 feet, off Makapuu Point, Oahu, Hawaii.