SANTA FE, N.MEX.
SANTA FE, N.MEX.
David, 10, set a national age-group swimming record in the 100-meter butterfly (1:09.39) and New Mexico records in the 50 backstroke (35.37), 100 back (1:15.81), 50 fly (35.37), 200 freestyle (2:20.83) and 200 individual medley (2:39.29) while competing in the 10-and-under division of the Western Zone Championships. He won all those events. Stephen, 12, who like his brother swims for the Santa Fe Seals, broke his own 11-and 12-year-old age-group state records in the 50 breaststroke (35.00) and 100 breast (1:15.71), placing fifth in both events, and in the 200 IM (2:27.37), in which he earned a bronze medal.
Snouffer, 38, a gymnastics coach, was the individual champion for the third time and led the five-man American team to victory at the world boomerang throwing championships. Then, at the nationals, he won his eighth straight—and his ninth overall—U.S. individual crown.
Evans, 27, a systems engineer who is usually a track cyclist, outdid a field of 50 males to win a 96-mile men's category 1-2-3 road race in Houston. She is believed to be the first woman to triumph in a men's elite field. Evans also was first in the women's sprints at the EDS Grand Prix.
Joel, 17, won his fourth national boys' golf title of the summer when he fired a final-round 69 for a 16-under-par total of 272 at the PGA Junior Championships. His four birdies over the last nine holes helped him beat runner-up Boyd Summer-hays of Farmington, Utah, by eight strokes.
Rodriguez, 18, was named the American Legion national player of the year after throwing a five-hitter to lead Miami Post 346 to a 9-0 victory over Chino (Calif.) Post 299 in the title game of the Legion World Series. Rodriguez, a righthander, was 15-1 this season.
DAVID M. BENYAK