Rhodd, a 6'6" basketball forward and a recent graduate of Humber College, scored 16 points and had 17 rebounds as the Hawks beat Douglas College 60-53 for an unprecedented third consecutive Canadian Colleges championship. A three-time All-Canadian, Rhodd averaged 16.6 points and nine rebounds this season.
Sam, 48, a junior high industrial technology teacher, and his son Chad, 18, won state titles in the same weight class at a U.S. Powerlifting Federation meet in Carmel. Competing in the 181-pound masters division, Sam hoisted 501½ pounds in both the squat and the deadlift, and he bench-pressed 286½ for a total of 1,289½. He thereby earned his 11th state championship, the previous 10 of which had been open-division titles. He is also a former USPF national masters runner-up, having lifted a combined total of 1,603 pounds in 1985. Chad, who competed in the 181-pound open division, lifted less than his father did but nonetheless placed first. He squatted 457¼ pounds, deadlifted 446¼ and bench-pressed 242½: for a 1,146-pound total.
DICKINSON, N. DAK.
Becki, a recent graduate of Dickinson High, won the girls' 1,600-and 3,200-meter runs at the state track and held championships for the fourth consecutive year. She also won the 800, in a state-record time of 2:13.19. Becki has the top high school times for girls in the U.S. this year in both the 800 (2:07.06) and the 1,600 (4:42.58).
WEST VANCOUVER, B.C.
Elma, 18, won the Canadian under-19 girls' singles badminton championship by defeating Canada's top-ranked junior player—her identical twin sister, Moira—11-8, 12-10. Though Elma is ranked second in Canada, she has now defeated Moira twice this year; the other win came at the Vancouver Lawn Junior Invitational in January.
Riter, a senior attack on the Syracuse lacrosse team, scored two goals—including the game-winner with eight seconds remaining—and had one assist as the Orangemen beat North Carolina 13-12 for the NCAA title, Syracuse's fourth in six years. Riter, an All-America, led the 1993 Orangemen with 64 points on 49 goals and 15 assists.
ERIC C. HEGEDUS