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Sue Coffey of Marblehead (Mass.) High hit four final-inning home runs in leading her softball team to 18 straight victories, while batting .625 with seven homers as a senior. Sue was top scorer on her 8-2 basketball team with an average of 15 points per game.

Tom D'Arminio, a junior at Hackensack (N.J.) High, has been to bat 225 consecutive times over two seasons without striking out. In three years of varsity baseball he has struck out only twice in 282 appearances—once as a freshman and once as a sophomore.

Charles Jackson of Lompoc, Calif. won the 120 yard high hurdles (13.6) and the 180 lows (18.5) and placed fifth in the long jump (23'6½") in the California state high school meet. He got Lompoc's only points, but they were enough to win the team title.

Joe (Big Guy) Slabinski, 6'2", 246 pounds and a senior at Villanova, carried his team to the national collegiate power-lifting championship by winning the super-heavyweight title at the University of Maryland with a total of 1,480 pounds in three lifts.

John Ingard, a senior at Lincoln-Sudbury High School, is the first three-time winner of the Eastern Massachusetts Schoolboy Tennis Tournament. He also has won the state interscholastic championship three times and is ranked No. 10 among New England men.

Mike McKinney of Woodbridge, Va. is the seven-and-under national cross-country champion and holds age-group records in the 1,320 (4:31), three-mile (20:13.2) and indoor 11-lap banked track mile (6:01.7). He has been running competitively for a year.