ARTRA, SHERRI, TINA and DENEAN HOWARD
SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF.
The Howard sisters, competing for San Gorgonio High, broke the national interscholastic girls' mile relay record for the third straight week, at the State Class AAAA track meet. The Howards were timed in 3:44.1, 3.5 seconds faster than the mark that stood before their record-breaking streak. Sherri, 16, established the national girls' record in the 440 at the same meet with a time of 53.65. Denean, 14, has the second-fastest 440 clocking in the state: 55.02; Artra, 17, and Tina, 15, are half-milers.
Len, a senior at St. Francis Prep, won 55 consecutive one-wall handball matches to set a New York City Catholic High School record. He is also the first player to win the Catholic doubles title four times. He did so with two different partners.
Brusch, 52, who recently retired after 31 years as the field-hockey coach at Springfield High, guided her teams to a 211-20-21 record, including 13 undefeated seasons, three in which the Cougars were unbeaten, untied and unscored on.
Zollitsch, a 40-year-old professor of German at the University of Maine, won the 16-mile Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race near Bangor. Paddling a Match-II kayak, he finished the race in 2:22:6 to beat 281 other canoers.