Williams, 31 and a high school math teacher, used his lunch break to win a quarterfinal heat in the 800-meter run at the World Indoor Championships in Toronto. His time was 1:49.71. Williams, who was not given time off to compete, then drove 40 minutes back to his school in Brampton. In the Saturday final he finished fifth, in 1:51.26.
Ritchie, 32, broke her own women's masters (age 30-39) world record at the World Indoor Rowing Championships in Cambridge, Mass. Competing on an ergometer, she stroked the equivalent of 2,500 meters in 8:23.8. She is also the two-time defending women's champ at the Canadian Short Course Triathlon Championships.
Buford, a senior on the University of Illinois track and field team, led the Illini to their second straight Big Ten indoor championship by accounting for 32.5 of the Illini's 130 points. She won the 55- and 200-meter sprints as well as the 55 hurdles. She also ran the anchor leg for the winning 4x400 relay team.
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.
Jeff, a 6'7" senior righthanded pitcher at Northeast High, threw a seven-inning perfect game and had 16 strikeouts in a season-opening 2-0 win against Seminole Osceola High. Last season he was 4-1 for the Vikings with an ERA of 0.86. He allowed only 23 hits and 13 walks while striking out 71 batters in 48 innings.
Caruso, a 5'5" junior point guard for Lafayette's women's basketball team, had four thefts in a 79-60 win against Colgate to break the women's Division I single-season steals record. She finished the season with 168 thefts, eight more than the previous mark, established in 1989-90 by Shelly Boston of Florida A&M.
Colon, 20, was named outstanding boxer at the amateur U.S. Boxing Championships in Colorado Springs. He got the gold medal in the 147-pound class by defeating Jesse Briseno of Kalamazoo, Mich., when the referee stopped the bout at 1:47 of the opening round. He had earned the silver medal at 147 pounds last year.
F. SCOTT GRANT