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Bruce Preston, a ninth-grader at The Principia Upper School in St. Louis, set six varsity swimming records—in freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and individual medley—as he won 20 of 24 regular-season races and led his team to a 15-1 dual-meet record.

Helen Cooper, 14, of Ottawa, Ont., snow-shoed away with top individual honors at the International Snow-shoe Congress in Montreal, winning all three events she entered (60-, 100- and 200-yard sprints). It is Helen's first year in the sport; she usually runs track.

Kenneth (Gunner) Garrett, trainer for the New Haven Blades of the EHL, took over for the injured starting goalie and scored back-to-back shutouts over the New Jersey Devils. A forward until he was injured seven years ago, Garrett has not played regularly since.

John Caras, a 200-average bowler from Springfield, Pa., whose previous best game was a 278, rolled a perfect score when he substituted in the ABC Regular Singles competition in Cincinnati. It was only the 20th 300 game in the 65-year history of the tournament.

Mary Walker, a junior at Colby College, won the girls' Maine State Intercollegiate Badminton Tournament at Orono, defeating defending champion Bonnie Brian 11-0, 11-3 in the finals. Mary, from Grosse Pointe, Mich., has played badminton for 10 years.

Bob Szklarz, a guard at Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, N.H., scored more than 50 points in 12 games this season, with a high of 85 against Windham (Vt.), for a total of 1,029 points in 19 games. His 85 came on 19 of 23 free throws and 33 of 45 field goals.