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Faces In The Crowd


COLOR PHOTO: MICHAEL QUARTERMAN Alberto Concepcion, El Segundo, Calif. Baseball Alberto, a senior catcher at El Segundo High, tied the national high school record for consecutive home runs with six when he hit two in a 21-1 defeat of Burbank High and four in an 11-0 defeat of Banning High. He also holds the state high school record for RBIs in a season (70).

COLOR PHOTO: TOM KIMMELL Tara Nott, Stillwell, Kans. Weightlifting Nott, 26, set U.S. women's records for the 106-pound class in the snatch (166.1 pounds), clean and jerk (214.5) and total (379.5) at the national championships. She's only the second American woman to lift double her body weight (105 pounds) in the clean and jerk.

COLOR PHOTO: TONY GOLDEN Jeremy Sonnenfeld, Sioux Falls, S.Dak. Bowling Sonnenfeld, a junior at Western Illinois, led the Leathernecks to their first Intercollegiate Bowling Championship, clinching the win with two strikes and a nine-pin count in the final frame of the decisive third game. He was named Most Valuable Player of the event.

COLOR PHOTO: ARTIE LIMMER Leigh Daniel, Lubbock, Texas Track and Field Daniel, a junior at Texas Tech, had the fastest time in the NCAA through Sunday in the women's 5,000 (16:02.42) and 10,000 (32:53.95) meters. She is the 1999 indoor champion in the 5,000 and had the winter season's NCAA-best time in that event (16:01.11), a Red Raiders women's record.

COLOR PHOTO: SUSAN HARDING John Gregory, Cascade, Idaho Judo Gregory, 46, a commercial salmon fisherman and a fourth-degree black belt, won the 145-pound category in the masters' 44-49 age group at the senior national championships. He beat Michael Sakashita of Riverdale, Utah, for the title.

COLOR PHOTO: JEFF HALL Marny Oestreng, Trogstad, Norway Gymnastics Oestreng, a freshman at Bowling Green and the Mid-American conference woman gymnast of the year, won the NCAA title in the floor exercise with a score of 9.925 in the finals. She was the first Falcons gymnast to earn a trip to the NCAA meet.