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Jim Weir, 56, athletic director at Belle Vernon Area (Pa.) High, guided his girls' gymnastic team to a 6-0 record and the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League title in his first year as coach. Weir had six girls qualify for the state meet, the most this year.

Charlton Ehizuelen, of Nigeria, who is a University of Illinois junior, won the Big Ten indoor long-jump title with a 27'1¼" leap, second best indoors only to Bob Beamon's record. Ehizuelen's 54'9½" triple jump at the meet broke his own Big Ten record.

Randy Lewis, a Sophomore on the Stevens High (Rapid City, S. Dak.) wrestling team, captured the state 98-pound class championship, winning all 29 matches this season by pins. In five years of interscholastic and AAU junior competition Lewis is 147-4-1.

Janis Schmeeckle, a freshman at Tustin (Calif.) High, took the Winter Chain Junior trapshooting title in Phoenix with a 93-100 score. She has also won the California sub-junior handicap (95-100) and the ladies' Mile High shoot in Denver (95-100).

Clyde Austin, a 6'1½" junior guard on the Maggie Walker (Richmond) High basketball team, is the leading scorer in the state with a 32.1 average. Austin also has a .790 free-throw percentage and broke a school record by hitting 26 straight foul shots.

Matt Wescott, a Plattsburg (N.Y.) State freshman, scored seven goals for the school's club hockey team, including five Straight, in a 10-8 defeat of Champlain Regional College. The win gave Plattsburg its winter weekend hockey championship.