By running the Portland Marathon in 2:49:17, Davies, a commercial artist, broke the world age-62 record by 11:43. He now holds four age-group records, which include a 2:47:46 marathon, the fastest he ever ran, for the 55-60 category.
Merilyn, 15, a sophomore at Monte Vista High in Danville, won the individual all-round gymnastics title at the British Invitational. She was the first American since 1970 to win an all-round while competing directly with U.S.S.R. gymnasts.
Jon, 18, concluded his football career at Berwick High with a state prep single-season record of 2,350 yards (on 341 carries). The 5'7", 160-pound tailback scored 244 points last season, which was four short of the state record.
A sophomore, Sue, 15, won the state Class L girls' cross-country title and finished third in the Open class to lead St. Bernard High to its fourth straight class and third straight Open championship. Last year Sue took both titles.
A senior at Brandywine High, Barry, 17, ended his high school soccer career by shutting out Concord 3-0 for the state championship. In three years he had 31 shutouts in 44 games—13 last season—and allowed only 18 goals for a .41 average.
In leading the University of Idaho field-hockey team to an 18-2-2 record, the best in the school's history. Fiandaca, 20, a junior center forward, scored 36 of the Vandals' 68 goals, more than double the 17 scored by their opponents.