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Faces in the Crowd



COLOR PHOTO: DAVID CROUT Kathleen Darling, Milford, Del. Track and Field Darling, a freshman at Rowan University who began throwing the javelin in April, won the Division III women's title with a divisional-record throw of 146'8". She also won the javelin and the discus crowns at the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championships.

COLOR PHOTO: CLAY MCLACHLAN Alex Kim, Potomac, Md. Tennis Kim, a junior All-America at Stanford, beat Kentucky's Carlos Drada 6-1, 6-1 to win the men's singles title at the NCAA championships. In the team competition he defeated Virginia Commonwealth's Daniel Andersson 6-4, 6-2 to lead the Cardinal to the crown.

COLOR PHOTO: DAVID DOYLEGreg Miller, Herndon, Va. Baseball Miller, a junior outfielder at James Madison, went 7 for 7 with nine RBIs, both Colonial Athletic Association single-game records, and tied the conference mark for home runs with three. He also stole two bases for the Dukes in a 24-21 win over Richmond in the conference tournament.

COLOR PHOTO: DAVID DOYLEJen Adams, Marino, South Australia Lacrosse Adams, a junior attackman at Maryland, scored a tournament single-game record 10 points, on five goals and five assists, all in the second half, as the Terps beat Princeton 16-8 to clinch their sixth straight women's national crown. She also broke the NCAA record for points in a season with 136.

COLOR PHOTO: BOWDOIN STUDIO Marc Gastaldo, Winslow, Maine Diving Marc, a junior at Messalonskee High, won the boys' one-meter at the Class A meet for his second state crown in that event. He won the Alabama title last season while at Auburn (Ala.) High. He also was the one- and three-meter winner at the Senior New England Championships.

COLOR PHOTO: JIM LUZZI Ken Kaplan, New York City Taekwondo Kaplan, 44, a special education teacher, won a gold medal in the 2nd Degree Black Belt Forms, 17-33 age division, at the national championships. He's a former three-time winner in the seniors (over 40) division and is the reigning state champion in that event.