Janice Rinehart, 18, an attractive Abilene sprinter, has been burning up the Texas tracks with a 100-yard sprint in 10.9 and a 220 in 25.4. Janice, who has been outrunning opponents since she was 13, is being called the state's finest track prospect since Babe Didrikson.
Goetz Klopfer, a sophomore at Michigan's Wayne State, heeled and toed his way to victory over nine others to win the state's AAU 12-kilometer walking race, despite being stopped by a Detroit patrol car and issued a S5 ticket for "walking on the road."
Koki (Taiho) Naya, 23-year-old, 300-pound Japanese sumo wrestler, forced all 15 opponents to the mat for a record sixth straight tournament win. Taiho has 11 victories, one shy of the alltime record, and he has three chances left to add to his triumphs before the year ends.
Bernice Steadman, of Flint, Mich., took off from Welland, Ont. in a Piper Comanche, with Mary Clark as her co-pilot, and after enduring rain and electrical storms, touched down in Hollywood, Fla. the winner of the 1,420-mile Women's International Air Race.
John Tidball, a Van Nuys (Calif.) High School senior, reached the finals of the Los Angeles schoolboy tennis championships, only to face his younger brother Steve, a junior. In the first all-brother finals and seventh meeting John chalked up victory No. 4.
Alan Young, who was a three-sport letter-man in his sophomore year at Brown, repeated the feat in his junior year and was rewarded by being elected the co-captain of two varsity teams (soccer and baseball). Alan has a 3.0 average and has made the dean's list twice.