Dennis and Dan, twin brothers and ninth-graders, won all seven gymnastics gold medals and five silvers in the 12-to-14 age division at the National AAU/USA Junior Olympic Games in Lincoln, Neb. In addition to edging Dan for the all-around title, Dennis placed first in the still rings, vault and horizontal bars. Dan, the 1978 all-around winner, prevailed in the floor exercise, pommel horse and parallel bars. At last year's games, the twins accounted for four golds and three silvers.
Cottrell, a 36-year-old fitness consultant, averaged 8:37 a mile on a 440-yard rubberized asphalt track in Atlanta to break the accepted world record for the 24-hour ultramarathon. He covered 167¼ miles, six more than the previous mark.
October 14, 1979
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF.
Roberts, 24, of the San Luis Obispo Country Club, had rounds of 71, 69 and 72 in winning the third annual PGA National Assistants' Professional Championship in Brockton, Mass. by one shot over Bob Huber and Bob Ford.
Miles, the leading rusher (1,420 yards) and Player of the Year in Dade County last season, ran for 202 yards on 25 carries to lead Miami Springs High to a 25-14 win over Carol City. This year he has picked up 683 yards on 118 carries.
Jennifer, 14, had a no-hitter, allowed an average of just three hits a game and was the winning pitcher in 15 of her All-American Association fast-pitch softball team's 20 victories. She also batted .569 and had an on-base percentage of .759.