Joe Triszczuk, a junior at Bucknell University, scored 14 goals in three tournament games at Yale to lead his water polo team to its first Eastern Intercollegiate Championship. He had 34 goals in the regular season, during which Bucknell was 12-0.
Kimberly West, a sophomore at Central Catholic High in Wheeling, W. Va., who had been cited for earlier fitness feats by President Ford, completed 1,225 consecutive sit-ups before she was stopped by her instructor. The next best effort in the class was 400.
Carey Pinkowski and Rudy Chapa, of Hammond (Ind.) High School, crossed the finish line together in winning the Indiana state cross-country championship. Their time of 11:59.8 for the 2½-mile course at South Grove Golf Course in Indianapolis broke the meet record of 12:13 set last year by Pinkowski. In two seasons of cross-country and one of track, Pinkowski, a senior, and Chapa, a junior, have lost only to each other, and this cross-country season they broke the course record in every race they ran. Pinkowski has recorded a 4:12 mile, Chapa a 4:11.
Willie Miller, a 27-year-old flanker at Colorado State, caught 41 passes for 901 yards and nine touchdowns in his team's first nine games. Miller, who won a Silver Star in Vietnam, leads the nation in average yards per catch, 22, and holds every CSU receiving record.
November 25, 1974
Mike Virts, a Jefferson, Md. dairy farmer, won the National Jousting tournament held on the grounds of the Washington Monument. Virts, the Maryland champion, defeated former national and state titlists to gain his second consecutive national victory.