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Faces In The Crowd


COLOR PHOTO: THOM VOLLENWEIDERCarol Sing, San Diego Swimming Sing, 58, became the oldest woman, by 10 years, to swim the English Channel when she completed the 21 1/2-mile crossing from Dover, England, to Cap Gris-Nez, France, in 12 hours, 32 minutes. She's also the only woman over 50 to swim the 22 miles from Catalina Island to Palos Verdes, Calif.

COLOR PHOTO: DAVID DUROCHIK Craig Duppong, Lockport, Ill. Football Craig, a senior at Lockport High, rushed for 457 yards on 34 carries and scored eight touchdowns in the Porters' 57-43 victory over Thornwood High. It was his second career eight-touchdown game; he attained that number in the first round of the 1998 state 6A playoffs.

COLOR PHOTO: EDMUND KEENEJoan Edwards-Powell, PortlandGolf Edwards-Powell, 54, a high school English teacher, won the Oregon Senior Amateur for her third state title of the summer. A plus-one handicapper and the Westview High boys' golf coach, Edwards-Powell also took the state Tournament of Champions and Senior Stroke Play crowns.

COLOR PHOTO: SCOTT HALLERAN Nancy Reed, Winter Park, Fla. Tennis Reed, 66, received the Service Bowl Award given annually by the USTA to the female player who makes a notable contribution to the game's sportsmanship, fellowship and service. She's second nationally in the women's 65-and-over rankings and has won 70 USTA titles.

COLOR PHOTO: BRECK SMITHER Mark Michael, Lexington, Ky. Baseball Michael, 18, threw a three-hitter in leading the American Baseball Federation high school all-star team to a 3-1 victory over the RBI high school national team. Last spring he led Lexington Catholic to the state high school title. He's attending Kentucky on a baseball scholarship.

COLOR PHOTO: GREGORY M. FOTALarry Shankweiler, Allentown, Pa. Handball Shankweiler, 66, won his second straight national 65-and-over one-wall championship over Karl Diamond of New York City. It was Shankweiler's third national crown; in June he won the national four-wall title. He has also earned 17 state and local titles in the last five years.