MRS. PHYLLIS PERKINS
Pert Phyllis Perkins, 21 (right), began running in earnest when she left school at 15. Today the long-striding housewife from Hornchurch, Essex has become one of Britain's top distance stars. A former cross-country champion, Phyllis currently holds the national mile and two-mile titles.
MARY ANN MITCHELL
Pretty Mary Ann Mitchell of San Leandro, Calif. vowed when she got her first tennis racket seven years ago that she would become national champion. Now 16, Mary Ann, an A student and accomplished pianist, took her first big step by winning the national junior girls' hard-court title.