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Erika Skinger, 18, of Stowe, Vt., whose best finish in four years of racing was a fifth, took combined honors at the National Junior Alpine Skiing Championships on Mt. Mansfield, Vt. by winning the ladies' downhill and placing third in the slalom and giant slalom.

Todd Makler, 21, of Perm, who has fenced for 15 years, scored a 21-1 individual record and a 9-0 team mark at the intercollegiate championships in Boston as he led his school to 24 wins in 27 saber bouts for an upset victory over defending champion NYU.

Larry Owings, 16, a member of the Can by (Ore.) High wrestling squad, completed a perfect season with 22 consecutive victories and became the fifth of five brothers to win a state championship when he pinned all four of his opponents in the 136-pound class at Corvallis.

Bill Lanigan, 19, a 1968 Olympic prospect from Riverdale, N.Y., skated to three firsts, a second and a third, and set national marks (in the three-quarter mile and the two mile) to take the senior men's title at the National Indoor championships in Champaign, Ill.

Billy Maloney, 12, winner of the "Timmie" award as the outstanding schoolboy football player in Washington, D.C., turned to swimming and set three U.S. age-group marks—55-and 100-yard freestyle and 55-yard butterfly—at two different meets in two weeks.

Terry Muck, a sophomore at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minn., entered his first handball tournament and won the intercollegiate singles championship in College Park. Pa. when he defeated 1965 junior-division runner-up Marty Silver of Boston 12-21, 21-20, 21-20.