Tootle, a senior shortstop on the South Carolina Softball team, singled during a 3-0 win over Texas-Arlington for her 328th career hit, making her the NCAA's alltime hit leader. Her four-year marks for hits (351) and runs scored (207) are collegiate records, and her .432 career batting average is second-best in Division I history.
Gillespie, 67, coached the baseball team at the College of St. Francis to a 20-1, 13-3 doubleheader sweep of McKendree College to earn his 1,332nd and 1,333rd career wins, a collegiate record. The latter victory was the Fighting Saints' 24th in a row. In 24 years at Lewis University and 17 at St. Francis, Gillespie's record is 1,336-692.
Belisle, 63, the hockey coach at Mount St. Charles High, guided the Mounties to a state crown for the 16th straight year, tying the national high school record for consecutive state hockey titles. Belisle's 18-year mark at Mount St. Charles is 497-46-15. This year's 27-1-1 team nailed Providence LaSalle 10-1 in the state title game.
Greg, a 6'4" senior forward on the Abbeville High basketball team, averaged 34 points and 17 rebounds a game in 1992-93 to earn all-state honors for the fourth straight year. His best overall game was a 40-point, 17-rebound effort against Daleville High. Over the past four seasons he led the Yellowjackets to 94 wins in 118 games.
Willie, a junior who wrestles in the 112-pound class for Fairfield High, won a Division I state title for the third straight year by decisioning Mauricio Quimbaya of Lorain Southview, 5-4. Willie, who was 37-0 this year and 36-0 as a sophomore, has 52 pins in 109 matches. As a freshman he went 34-2 and was Ohio's best at 103 pounds.
Beth, 12, set her fifth girls' national age-group swimming record in the backstroke when she swam 50 yards in 26.62 seconds in the age 11-12 division at the Eastern Zone All-Star championships. She still holds girls' 10-and-under U.S. records for 50 yards (28.72), 100 yards (1:01.71), 50 meters (33.14) and 100 meters (1:10.41).
A. ROBERT DEMENTI