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Leonore Modell, 13, of Sacramento swam the length of the Sierra's windswept Lake Tahoe in 14 hours 34 minutes to better the old record for the 25-mile course (set by a man) by more than five hours. She is also the youngest ever to make the crossing.

Ronnie Fuller, a Pleasure Ridge Park (Ky.) apprentice electrician who took up shooting only four years ago, was high marksman on the Kentucky state flintlock long-rifle team that defeated Pennsylvania in the Barbourville (Ky.) Daniel Boone Festival.

Buster O'Brien, 17, a 185-pound senior quarterback at Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, Va., passed for three touchdowns (bringing his three-year varsity total to 50) in leading his team to a 34-6 win over Oscar Smith High of Chesapeake, Va.

Kathy Hutson, 13, a Lubbock (Texas) junior high school student who began playing golf three years ago, shot a 5-over-par 77 in the medal-play round of the Texas Women's State Amateur Tournament in Midland, Texas, to tie for first place with 17-year-old Jeanie Butler.

Roberta Zimman of Marblehead, Mass., a freshman at the Bouvé-Boston School of Tufts University, relied on her strong backhand and won 12 straight sets to take the singles title in the Eastern Collegiate Tennis Tournament for Women at Forest Hills, N.Y.

Malcolm Wright, a Fort Worth bakedclay-products distributor, drove his homemade 60-hp Peregrine Special (with a Mercury outboard engine) to the Class H Modified title in the SCCA southwest division championship races in Smith-field, Texas.