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Faces In The Crowd


COLOR PHOTO: DAVID DOYLE Bob Kelley, Phoenix Squash Kelley, 65, a retired lieutenant general and Air Force Academy superintendent, won the U.S. Squash Racquets Association national championship in the over-65 age group by beating Don Rung, 67, of State College, Pa., 3-0. Kelley lost only one game during his four tournament matches.

COLOR PHOTO: RADI NABULSI Joey Pitts, Smyrna, Ga. Tennis Pitts, a junior at Georgia, clinched the Bulldogs' third NCAA men's team crown with a 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 defeat of Jong Min-Lee of UCLA in the decisive match at No. 4 singles. Georgia beat the No. 1-ranked Bruins 4-3, and Pitts finished the season with a 24-11 record.

COLOR PHOTO: JOE ANGELES Katie Hadican, St. Louis Soccer Katie, a senior forward at St. Joseph's Academy, scored two goals in a 4-0 defeat of Lafayette High in the Class 4A state championship game to lead the Angels to the title for the second straight year. She will play at Loyola of Chicago on a partial scholarship next year.

COLOR PHOTO: DAVID DOYLE Jen Parrish, Fairfax, Va. Softball Jen, a senior lefthanded pitcher at Bishop Ireton High, won eight games in eight days, including among those victories a perfect game, another no-hitter and two one-hitters. She pitched every inning but two this season for the 21-9 Cardinals and struck out 208 batters in 184 innings.

COLOR PHOTO: JOHN A. HUFFER LaTasha Jenkins, Calumet Park, Ill. Track and Field Jenkins, a senior at Ball State, won the NCAA title in the women's 200 meters with a time of 22.29, the fourth fastest ever by a collegiate sprinter and the third fastest this year, behind Marion Jones (21.81) and Jamaican Olympian Beverly McDonald (22.23).

COLOR PHOTO: PHIL STRAW Chris Robinson, Ellicott City, Md. Lacrosse Robinson, 31, the head coach at Mount Hebron High for four years and an assistant there for the four years before that, led the 20-0 Vikings to the Class 1A-2A state crown for the third straight year. The title was Mount Hebron's seventh in eight years and gave Robinson a 70-7 record as a head coach.