TOLUCA LAKE, CALIF.
Tiffany, 15, the youngest member of the U.S. figure skating team, finished in ninth place among women at the world championships in Helsinki after placing third at the nationals. Her routine includes a triple Salchow and a triple toe loop.
Thomas and Rodney, eighth-graders at the Rut-ledge School, led the Rams to league titles in basketball and football. A 6'3½" forward and defensive and offensive end, Thomas topped the 27-0 basketball team in scoring (15 points a game), rebounding (11) and field-goal shooting (51%). He scored 13 touchdowns for the 6-1 football squad, 10 on passes from Rodney, the quarterback. In basketball Point Guard/Forward Rodney, 6'1", averaged 14 points and eight rebounds.
Running, 36, a chemistry teacher at Brophy Prep, has coached the Bronco tennis varsity to five state Class AAA titles and a 12-year regular-season record of 180-0 in dual meets. His JV and freshmen teams have a combined record of 264-1.
Chris, a senior at Lake Forest (Ill.) College, and his sister, Allison, a sophomore at Memphis State, won the men's and women's titles at the National Intercollegiate Handball Championships in Chicago. Chris has racked up eight national titles, including a share of this year's doubles crown. Allison has won 10. Brother Vern Jr., 28, is the No. 3-ranked pro in the U.S., and another brother, Jack, 25, was a national doubles champ in 1982. Their father, Vern Sr., 57, won a national doubles title in 1978.