Captain Albert Sydney Kelley, 71, a riverboat pilot since 1916 steered the Delta Queen of Cincinnati to her third victory in four years over the Belle of Louisville in their annual race on the Ohio. The Queen was 1,000 feet ahead, despite a two-mile handicap.
Walt Michel, a Fairleigh Dickinson freshman from Jersey City, N.J. who earlier won the eastern collegiate match game bowling title, defeated C. Lynn Vincent, the western champ, by 27 pins (597-570) to take the national match game championship in New York.
Brenda Smith, a senior on the Louisville Male High School girls' track team, won the 50-yard low hurdles in 7.1 at the Kentucky State championships, then ran legs on both the 880-yard medley and 440-relay teams, which broke national girls' interscholastic records.
Steve Eichstaedt, 19, a sophomore at Miami-Dade Junior College who has been golfing since he was 8, won the national junior college individual title and led Miami-Dade to a 24-stroke team victory in the championships at Miami Lakes Country Club in Miami.
Tom Fife, 23, of Berkeley, Calif. returned to Brigham Young University after three years as a missionary in Germany, regained his old catcher's spot (held for two previous years) and batted .508 for the season to lead the Western Athletic Conference in hitting.
Bruce Regan, a senior who became a lacrosse midfielder for Baltimore's Boys' Latin School when he was a third-grader, gained 75% of all his face-offs this season and won the Kelly Award, given annually to the outstanding high school lacrosse man in Maryland.