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Faces In The Crowd



COLOR PHOTO: DAVID DUROCHIK Cedrick Banks, Chicago Basketball Cedrick, 17, was named tournament MVP after scoring 37 points to lead the Illinois Hawks to the national AAU boys' championship. Cedrick, a 6'2" guard, scored 23 of the Hawks' first 36 points in their 73-59 title-game victory over the Illinois Warriors.

COLOR PHOTO: KYLE CHRISTY Cindy Gentry, Stone Mountain, Ga. Trap Shooting Gentry, 44, won the women's world trap-shooting title in Tampere, Finland, defeating defending champion Satu Pusila of Finland by one point. Earlier, Gentry beat Carolyn Koch-Paramore, of Duncan, Okla., by four points for the U.S. women's crown.

COLOR PHOTO: HUNTER CLARKSON Tyler Steinle, Sturgis, S.Dak. Tennis Tyler, who finished his junior year at Sturgis High in May, won the flight-one state high school championship for the third straight year and improved his three-year record in high school competition to 59-0. He has gone 90-1 since joining the varsity in seventh grade.

COLOR PHOTO: GEFF HINDS Leslie Erickson, Lacey, Wash. Track and Field Lesile, a junior at North Thurston High, won the class 4A girls' state javelin title for the second consecutive year, with a 4A-record throw of 170'6". As the sole U.S. representative in her event, she finished 12th in the Youth World Championships last month.

COLOR PHOTO: SALLY MCCAY Heather Dunn, South Burlington, Vt. Racquetball Dunn, 27, won the women's 25-and-over national racquetball title by defeating Johanna Shattuck, 28, of Wheatridge, Colo., 15-7, 15-5. Dunn was also the 1991 world junior champion and the winner of the 16-and-under U.S. title in '88.

COLOR PHOTO: COLIN WILLIAMS Alex Pavlenko, Mesa, Ariz. Wrestling Alex, 13, won the U.S.A. Wrestling title in Greco-Roman, in the 125-pound weight class of the schoolboy division. He was named the most outstanding 12-and-under wrestler at last year's world championships and has won 10 AAU Grand National crowns in three different styles.