Tracy Rixon, 17, a London telegraphist who saved her money for parachuting lessons, made her first jump—from 2,500 feet—on the second day of training. "I did it for a kick," said Britain's youngest girl sky diver. "I shall save up for another go."
Charles Abbott, 16, a Waterville, Me. high school junior and a golfer who averages 250 yards on his drives, upset Dick Diversi. six-time Maine State Amateur golf champion, 6 and 5, to become the youngest ever to win the Waterville Country Club title.
Kathy Buss, 14, of Fraser, Mich., who plays the clarinet in her high school's marching band, walked across the 4½-mile Mackinac Bridge in 55:13.0 to win the girls' division of the Michigan AAU's bridge-walking race for the second straight year.
Paul Pesthy, a native of Budapest, now a U.S. citizen and a junior at Rutgers, became the first athlete to compete on two U.S. Olympic teams in one year when he placed second at the modern pentathlon trials in San Antonio. He qualified in July for the fencing squad.
Walter King, a furniture factory inspector and repairman from Pleasant Garden, N.C. who took up horseshoe pitching in 1958, tossed a high 71.6% ringer average in Elizabeth, N.J. to win the National AAU singles championship for the second straight year.
Ernie Suwara JR. the son of a New York City patrolman, and a varsity volleyball player at Santa Monica (Calif.) City College, received the Helms Athletic Foundation's Athlete of the Year Trophy, and was named to the 12-man U.S. Olympic volleyball team.