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Faces in the Crowd



COLOR PHOTO: MICHAEL MOORE Erica Palmer, Gilsum, N.H. Cross-country Palmer, a sophomore at Wisconsin, pulled away from the two other front-runners, Amy Yoder and Larissa Kleinmann of Arkansas, with 800 meters to go to win the NCAA women's championship. She ran the 5,000-meter University of Indiana course in 16:39.5.

COLOR PHOTO: JIM LUZZI Andre Barrett, The Bronx Basketball Andre, a senior guard at Rice High, had 30 points and 11 assists as the Raiders beat DeMatha High of Hyattsville, Md., 74-65. Through Sunday he had averaged 18.1 points and 10.1 assists in leading Rice to a 10-2 record. He has signed to play collegiately for Seton Hall.

COLOR PHOTO: SUSAN DUFFY Eric Stenzel, Mankato, Minn. Football Eric, a senior linebacker at West Mankato High, led the Scarlets to a 10-4 record and the 4A state crown. A two-time all-state selection, he set state records for assisted tackles (246) and total tackles (587) during his three-year varsity career. He will play for Minnesota next fall.

COLOR PHOTO: GREGORY M. FOTA Sarah Uhl, Perkasie, Pa. Cycling Sarah, 16, was named the U.S. Olympic Committee female athlete of the month after winning four events at the Junior Pan American Championships. Her golds came in the individual time trial (road), the road race, the 500-meter time trial (track) and the match sprint (track).

COLOR PHOTO: DEBORA ROBINSON Ray Haas, Yorba Linda, Calif. Soccer Haas, 58, the women's soccer coach at Cypress Community College, guided the Lady Chargers to a 27-0 record, the state junior college title for the second straight year and the No. 1 national ranking. He has a record of 180-13-17 since taking over the program in 1991.

COLOR PHOTO: JOHN A. HUFFER Sally Northcroft, Harare, Zimbabwe Field Hockey Northcroft, a senior forward at Ball State, set an NCAA single-season record with 52 goals, nine of which were game-winners. She also led the nation in points with 107 and in scoring average with 5.09 as the Cardinals won their 16th consecutive Mid-American Conference crown.