Mrs. Berta McKendree of Jacksonville, Fla. caught a world record 115½-pound cubera snapper, 16 miles southeast of St. Johns Sea Buoy off Jacksonville Beach. She landed the fish, which weighed 11½ pounds more than the old record, in 30 minutes.
Rick Bendall, a junior at the University of Maryland, set an NCAA driving record in a contest preceding the NCAA tournament in Tucson. Rick, who is 6'2" and weighs 170 pounds, hit the ball 319, 314 and 310 yards for a winning average of 314‚Öì yards per shot.
Jennifer Edminster, 17, of Mahar Regional School in Orange, Mass. led the girls' softball team to a 16-1 record and a league championship. A shortstop, she hit .684, with 15 doubles and seven home runs. She also captained the school basketball team.
James Blair, 12-year-old pitcher for the Astros of the Waynesboro (Va.) Little League, has thrown four no-hitters this season while compiling a 9-1 record. In 62 innings he has yielded only nine base hits, is batting .607 and leads the league with six homers.
Julie Kosten, 10, of Memphis, took up tennis last year, and has won the Arkansas State Junior Championship (10-and-under) and paired with Louisville's Amy Dougherty to win the 10-and-under doubles title at the Southern Junior Closed tournament.
Johanna De Young of Kirkland, Wash. Fosbury-flopped to a U.S. record for 12- and 13-year-old girls with a high jump of 5'4½" at the National AAU championships in Bakersfield, Calif. She is the Pacific Northwest Association Pentathlon age-group champion.