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Michael Sanchez, 8, of Maplewood, N.J., was the youngest member (by three years) of his Manhattan Chess Club team when it lost 8½ to 3½ in a 12-game telex match against a Swiss team. Sanchez, who played the eighth board, resigned after 42 moves.

Meredith Lee Cramer, 10, of Albuquerque, set six state age-group swimming records in the six events she entered at an AAU meet in Las Cruces, N. Mex.: 50-and 100-meter breaststroke, 100 and 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 200 individual medley.

Sean Davis, a fifth-grader at St. Pius X School in Baltimore, rolled a 406 series to break a high set world duckpin bowling record (8-to-9-year-old division). His season average of 95.06 for 50 games was tops in his Pee Wee and Prep leagues.

Terry Day, a Pickens (S.C.) High senior, rushed to a school-record 347 yards on 31 carries as the Blue Flame won its opener 46-13. Day, a 6-foot, 205-pound halfback, scored on runs of 60, 20, eight and two yards in his team's 54th consecutive regular-season win.

Carol Cook, a junior at Iowa State, set a U.S. women's record of 34:49 for the 10,000-meter run in an AAU meet in Los Angeles. Running on a St. Louis track this summer, Cook placed second nationally in the hour run, covering 10 miles and 205 yards.

Tom Warren, 31, of San Diego, won the 24-mile Clear Lake Triathon, consisting of a 15-mile run, a 3-mile swim across Clear Lake, a 2,000-foot ascent and descent of Mount Konocti, followed by a return 3-mile swim. Warren completed the course in 4:31.