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John Aschen, a 20-year-old bookkeeper from The Bronx, set a new American 50-mile bicycling record as he won the Tour of Somerville (N.J.) race in one hour 59 minutes 29.4 seconds over Alan Bell of Somerville, who finished second. All he said was: "I'm bushed."

Doyle Steel, a 6-foot 3-inch San Diego High senior, usually competes in the high jump. At a California Interscholastic Federation track meet in his home town, however, Doyle entered the broad jump and set a new national inter-scholastic mark of 25 feet 5¼ inches.

Ruth Bowen of Honolulu spent one hour and 35 minutes landing a 580-pound Pacific blue marlin at a tournament near Kona, Hawaii to set two new women's marks (still to be approved): 130-pound test line and International Game Fish Association all-tackle.

Anne Burns, a scientific officer of Britain's Royal Aircraft Establishment, has been gliding for 15 years and holds three records for women. She became the first woman to win the British title when she scored 4,252 points of a possible 5,000, in Lasham, England.

Julius Domonkos, 60, is a retired aircraft executive and a former New York and Quebec sub-senior skeet-shooting champion. He entered his first senior division and became the first man ever to win all four events in taking the title at the New York championships.

Bill Burchette, a Guilford (N.C.) College sophomore, came in as relief pitcher in the sixth inning against High Point, scored five strikeouts and gave up one hit. Half an hour later he started against Western Carolina, struck out 18 and gave up three hits to win 3-2.