Darryl Greenamyer, one of the top engineering test pilots for Lockheed Aircraft in Los Angeles, flew a Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat to his third consecutive unlimited classic title with a 392.621 mph average at the National Championship Air Races in Reno.
Eric Maxfield Evans, 17, the 1967 Junior National Whitewater Slalom Champion from Hanover, N.H., capsized in his kayak three times in the international regatta in Peterborough, Ont. but beat 23 others, edging the second-place man by one-tenth of a second.
Romi Vasquez, a cute 4-year-old from Pico Rivera, Calif. whose 30-year-old father, Rick, is a long-distance runner, placed second in her first competitive race at the AAU six-and-under two-mile event at the University of California with a clocking of 25 minutes.
Bob Paty, a ninth-grader from West Palm Beach, Fla., gained the Outstanding Angler award at the Buccaneer Yacht Club's Shark Tournament when he landed an 824-pound hammerhead—one of the largest fish ever caught in that area—on 80-pound test line.
Jody Feldkamp, an 11-year-old pitcher from Cincinnati who in three years compiled a 49-3 won-lost record, was 18-1 this year (including eight shutouts and four no-hitters) and batted .600 in season play to lead his team to the Class C Knothole championship.
Sergeant William Lockward, a member of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, stationed at Fort Bragg (N.C.), won the overall title at the North American championships in Batavia, N.Y. with a six-jump high-point total of 2,765.