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Raymond Bostock, 23, who makes his living carrying coal in Wakefield, carried a 112-pound sack of it three-fifths of a mile in a record time of 6 minutes 6 seconds in the world championship race held in Gawthorpe, Ossett, Yorkshire, England.

Maren Seidler, a 13-year-old from Atlanta, set a National AAU age-group record in the 6-pound shotput at the AAU Junior Olympics meet in Columbia, S.C. Her toss of 46 feet 6 inches bettered by 6 feet 4¼ inches the old mark set by Susan Williams of Covina, Calif.

Don Ardinger, of Gettysburg (Pa.) College, won the 100-yard dash and the 220 at the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships and a week later took the 100 in 9.4 and the 220 in 20.9 at the NCAA Atlantic Coast Regional Small College Meet.

Gretchen Vosters, of the Friends School in Wilmington, won the girls' singles title at the Delaware Inter-scholastic Tennis Championships (without losing a game) and the Middle States Tournament—each for an unprecedented fourth year.

Frank Jones of Miamisburg, Ohio broke 500 consecutive targets in a marathon shoot (one event in one day) in Middletown, Ohio—the first 500 in a single event in the history of trapshooting. The previous record (499) was set in 1931 and was equaled several times.

Steve Arlin, a Sophomore right-hander from Lima, Ohio, pitched the entire 16 innings of a 4-3 Ohio State victory over Michigan for his sixth Big Ten win without a defeat and his 10th in a row after an opening loss to Arizona State. Arlin struck out 13 batters.