Garton, who is a 43-year-old real estate developer, set four 40-44 age-group world records (200- and 400-meter freestyle and 200 and 400 IM) at The Masters Games in Toronto. He already held the 50 and 100 freestyle records.
Collins, a freshman at Arizona State, leaped 19'6½" to win her second straight U.S. Junior Olympics long-jump title. She also led Garfield High to a fifth straight Washington AAA girls' track and field title with four first-place finishes.
Guelker, 62, became only the third collegiate soccer coach ever to win 300 games when Southern Illinois-Edwardsville beat Missouri-Rolla 5-1. He was at St. Louis for eight years before coming to SIE in 1967 and has won seven NCAA titles.
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Tucker, 47, outscored Jerry Hazel of Omaha during a shootoff for the 28-gauge title at the state skeet-shoot championship in Lincoln, Neb. Her victory in the open division was the first by a woman in the championship's 53-year history. Thompson, 42, became the second female winner in the Vandalia (Ohio) Handicap's 86-year history at the Grand American Trapshoot. She alone broke all 100 targets in the last event of the 10-day shoot.
John, a junior at Miller High, broke the 15-16 age group national javelin record twice this summer with throws of 210' and 221'5" at the TAC and AAU Junior Olympics, respectively. He had never tossed a javelin until June of this year.