Nicholas, 20, of the University of Toronto, is the first woman to swim the English Channel both ways non-stop. Her time of 19:55 for the crossing from Dover to Cape Gris-Nez to Dover also lowered John Erickson's 1975 record by 10:05.
Dervbinsky, 21, a junior at NYU, is the youngest epée champion in the history of the Amateur Fencers League of America. At the national championships in Portland, Ore., Dervbinsky won 21 matches, including four of five in the final round.
EAST HILLS, CALIF.
Kristine, 11, who is one of the few girls in the East Hills Little League, led the Big Red to their third straight championship. She had a 14-0 record, struck out 130 in 70‚Öî innings, threw a no-hitter and batted .509 with 52 RBIs.
Jennie, 16, a junior at North Kansas City High, won three gold medals at the AAU Junior Olympics in Lincoln, Neb. She tied the meet record of 23.9 in the 220, won the 100 in 10.89 and took her second straight 440 title (54.67).
Win, 16, a left-handed-hitting outfielder on the Colt League Greensboro Green All-Stars, hit three grand-slam home runs in one week. His team was behind or tied each time he batted with the bases loaded, and each homer was a game-winner.
REBECCA ANN CHASE
Rebecca, 8, made a hole in one on the first hole she ever played, the 125-yard, par-3 5th at Oak Knoll. She scored her ace with a three-wood and is reportedly the youngest girl ever to make a hole in one. Her score for nine holes was 61.