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Patricia Ramos, 14, of Knoxville, the Tennessee women's champion in 1974, won the women's division at the South Carolina State Trapshoot in Spartanburg with a 96 x 100 score and was second overall. Patricia is also an all-star junior-high basketball player.

Matt Tallman, 12, a pitcher in the Colchester (Conn.) Baseball League, led his team to its second straight championship. Matt compiled a .078 ERA and struck out 145 in 62 innings. No slouch at the plate, he also contributed a .723 batting average in 21 games.

Drue Thorn, 18, of Olathe, Kans., set Missouri Valley records in the 200-meter freestyle (2:11.2), 400-meter IM (5:19.4) and 400-meter freestyle (4:30.2) at the AAU regional senior championships in St. Louis. She also swam on two record-breaking relay teams.

Dalton (Chip) Benson of Los Angeles, set a national 14-15 age-group record of 48'5" in the triple jump, breaking the mark of Olympic long jump champion Randy Williams by 18 inches. Chip has long-jumped 23'¼", run the 220 in 23.0 and the 120 highs in 15.2.

Jay Sigel, 31, an insurance broker from Berwyn, Pa., won the state amateur golf championship for the fourth consecutive year and seventh time since 1962. Sigel also took the Porter Cup Amateur title in Lewiston, N.Y. by nine strokes, with a six-under-par 274.

Ray Hatton, 43, a geography teacher in Bend, Ore., breezed to an American masters record of 4:24 in the mile at an all-comers meet in Eugene. A member of the Oregon Track Club, Hatton shaved three-tenths of a second oil the previous mark, set in 1973.