Betsy Haines, 14, a sophomore at East Anchorage High School, set an Alaska cross-country record, running the 1�-mile course in 7:04. She won three marathons for girls under 18 and was the youngest member of Alaska's Junior National Nordic ski team.
John Hogshead, a senior at Nitro High School, set a West Virginia record with a 55-yard field goal. The 6'2" 180-pounder set another state mark when he kicked three field goals in one game, one a 44-yarder. He holds the record for career three-pointers: 12.
Al Krueger, of Bellflower, Calif., led the winning 10-man U.S. parachute team at the Relative Work championships in Warendorf, West Germany. In beating 14 countries, the U.S. crew completed one round of Star Formation free-fall in a record 12.13 seconds.
Denise Corlett, a senior at Marlborough School in Los Angeles, was chosen volleyball and badminton Player of the Year by the California Interscholastic Federation. She also made the All-CIF first team in basketball, averaging 23 points per game.
Darrell Shepard, a junior at Odessa (Texas) High School, gained 1,441 yards in seven games. The 5'10", 150-pound quarterback rushed for 451 yards, returned punts for 211, passed for 617 and returned kickoffs for 162, for a total of 15 touchdowns.
Rick Snyder, a senior at Montoursville (Pa.) High School, set a two-year wrestling record of 62 wins, five losses and one tie. As a junior he won all four of his matches in the 155-pound class to take the state B championship, and in junior high had an 80-7 overall record.