Gene Rhoda, a former bartender from Valparaiso, Ind. who joined the PBA tour just last summer, rolled a world-record six-game series of 1,532 in the qualifying rounds for the Columbus, Ohio Open. The previous mark of 1,525 was set last year by Ray Bluth.
Billy Johnson, 16, a 5-foot-8, 148-pound junior halfback at Paul D. Schreiber High School in Port Washington, Long Island, N.Y., scored 15 TDs and one PAT for 91 points—tops in Nassau County—in leading his team to an undefeated season (7-0-1).
Chuck Federle, 21, a senior business major and a basketball player at Marian College in Indianapolis, scored a school-record 51 points (on 19 field goals and 13 free throws) and grabbed 17 rebounds as Marian defeated St. Francis of Fort Wayne, Ind. 100-87.
Elmore Banton, a junior at Ohio University, became the first Bobcat ever to win the four-mile NCAA Cross-Country title at East Lansing, Mich. After leading the field of 180 all the way, he finished 50 yards in front of Notre Dame's Bill Clark, in 20:07.5.
Joe Robertson, 45, an engineer at the Boeing Aircraft Co. in Seattle, released his tow line at 10,000 feet, and piloted his German-built KA-6BR sailplane to 32,270 feet over Mount Rainier to set a Washington state open class soaring altitude record.
Jim Lynch of Niagara Falls, N.Y. swept three titles at the Toronto international badminton tournament: he upset Detroit's Jack Keating 15-9, 15-10 in the singles; teamed with Bob Williams to win the doubles and with Nancy Vincent to take the mixed doubles.