Steve Gentry or State College, Pa. clipped eight seconds from the Pennsylvania high school mile record with a 4:12.4 in the state championships. Gentry also anchored (1:53.2) the two-mile-relay team that finished 2.1 seconds below the listed national mark of 7:47.8.
William Tytus, a senior stroke on Seattle's Lakeside School's four-oared crew, organized and led the team to the National Schoolboy championships in its first competitive race. Tytus, who also skis, swims, sails and water skis, will continue to row—at Princeton.
Mrs. C. D. Lee, 63, Of El Paso took the Texas Senior Women's Golf Tournament for the seventh straight year, at the Houston Country Club, with a 7 and 5 match-play win over Mrs. W. K. Stripling of Fort Worth. Mrs. Lee had a two-under-par 35 over the front nine.
Mike Sullivan, 14, a diver from Orinda, Calif. who has won his event in nearly every meet he entered the past two years, recently took the free exercise, tumbling and trampoline titles at the National YMCA Gymnastics Tournament in Berkeley, Calif.
Mark Combs, 12, of Honolulu, who has been breaking swimming records since he was 7 (he holds 33 state marks), set his sixth national record (for age groups 12 or under) with a 2:17.9 in the 200-yard individual medley at Hawaii's AAU senior swimming and diving meet.
Jim Needham, a junior right-hander for the Loomis School, Windsor, Conn., yielded only one run in 53 innings for a 0.17 earned run average. During his streak. Needham, a switch-hitting outfielder (.333) when he isn't on the mound, won 4 and struck out 90.