Melony, a sophomore at Crowley High, became the first Texas runner in the 4A division to win successive state girls' cross-country titles. Melony ran the two-mile course in 11:56 to beat Teresa Castillo of Hereford High by 14 seconds.
Jennifer, 14, beat Mindy Queen of Columbia, S.C., 3-2 to win the sparring title in the 12-to 14-year-old girls' division at the Sport Karate International Amateur Championships. She also placed third in forms (imaginary fighting).
Loring, 40, became the first women's tennis coach in NCAA Division I to reach 400 wins, when his Indiana Hoosiers defeated Miami of Ohio 7-2. Including his four years at UC Santa Barbara, Loring's record is 400-87. He is 163-9 in the Big Ten.
Brent, a senior at Kenton Ridge High, played every soccer position except goalie, had three four-goal games and led the Cougars to a 13-4-2 record. This year Brent set 14 single-season school records, including goals (36).
MARATHON CITY, WIS.
Jennifer, 17, won the Junior National Nine Pin No Tap bowling title for 16-to 21-year-olds with a four-game raw scratch total of 954 to beat Edith Pharr of San Diego by 69 pins. She had been bowling competitively for only six months.
Ochiel, a 6'7" senior center at North Miami High, has had two 63-point games this season—in a 92-79 win over Hialeah and then in a 91-80 loss to Dillard. He scored 64 points in a 101-90 loss to Pace. Ochiel is averaging 50.6 points per game.
RON T. ENNIS