Harper, 65, a prep school headmaster, became the oldest person to swim the English Channel, breaking the 1979 record of James (Doc) Counsilman, then 58. Harper crossed from Dover to Cap Blanc Nez, France in 13 hours, 40 minutes.
Annette and Jeanette, 18-year-old twins and June graduates of Winyah High, combined for all 68 of their team's points as the Gators won their second straight state AAA girls' track championship. Annette placed first in the triple jump with a 40'10¾" leap—Jeanette was second—and won the long jump with a state-record 19'11½". Jeanette established a state record in the 200 meters (24.5)—Annette finished second—and edged her sister in the 100, though they had the same clocking (12.2).
September 12, 1982
MARY JOE FERNANDEZ
Mary Joe, now 11, as a 10-year-old defeated top-seeded Susan Sloane 6-3, 6-4 to win the national girls' 12-and-under tennis championship in Wellington, Fla. She's believed to be the youngest competitor ever to win the girls' 12.
EL SEGUNDO, CALIF.
Kilroy, 60, a real-estate developer, skippered his 80-foot sloop Kialoa to first place in the 780-mile Around-the-State Race, a counterclockwise circuit of Hawaii's eight principal islands, in a record time of three days, 23 hours and 49 minutes.
NEW BOSTON, PA.
Rob, 13, a shortstop, hit homers in six consecutive trips to the plate to propel the Mahanoy City Little League All-Stars to wins over Pottsville Railway Park (20-8) and Shamokin American (11-6) in Pennsylvania's District 24 tournament.