Whitten, 40, broke the world record in 50-meter backstroke for men age 40-44 at the U.S. Masters Swimming championships. His time of 29.94 also made him the first person 40 or older to break the 30-second barrier in the event.
This is an article from the Oct. 10, 1983 issue
Reggie, a senior quarterback at McLain High, accounted for all four of the Scots' TDs as they beat Broken Arrow 30-0 in their third straight shutout. In the three, he passed for 592 yards and four TDs and rushed for four more scores.
Rice, 75, beat Mary Liz Schivley, a decade or more her junior, one-up on the 21st hole of match play to win the Chambersburg Country Club women's golf championship. This is the 10th time she has won the title; the first was in 1949.
EL CERRITO, CALIF.
Conti, 45, sailed a 28-foot rubber raft the 2,500 miles from Morro Bay, Calif. to Hilo, Hawaii in 25 days. This was his first long solo voyage; he did spend three years sailing around the world in a ketch with his family from 1975 to '78.
HARRY WELCH JR.
Welch, 36, manager of a radio station, nearly doubled the world record for one-armed push-ups (760) by doing 1,310 in 33 minutes. Welch held the mark from 1980 to 1982, with 392, before losing it to Paul Henry Allen Lynch of England.
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TENN.
Alexis, 12, became the third member of her family to win a state tennis title when she beat Amanda Matthews for the girls' 12-year-old crown. Her father won the men's title in 1964, and her grandfather was boys' junior champ in '36.