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Faces in the Crowd



COLOR PHOTO: BRUCE MEYER Cory Peck, Sioux City, Iowa Baseball Cory, a senior at North High, hit a home run in five straight at bats, tying the national high school single-game record, and had 12 RBIs in a 19-6 win over Central High. He then homered in his first at bat against Western Christian to become the third high school player to belt six straight.

COLOR PHOTO: DAN PEARCE Tucker Porter, Nortonville, Kans. Powerlifting Tucker, 18, bench-pressed 325 pounds and deadlifted 585 to win the 220-to-240-pound division at the U.S. Powerlifting Push/Pull meet. He also won the Natural Athletes Strength Association meet with personal bests of 501 and 606 pounds in the squat and the deadlift, respectively.

COLOR PHOTO: TIM JACKSON Alicia Salas, Englewood, Colo. Tennis Alicia, a senior at Cherry Creek High, beat Heritage High's Julie Mallory 6-0, 6-0 to win the girls' Class 5A singles title for the fourth consecutive year, becoming the first female player in the state to attain that distinction. She finished her varsity career with a 77-2 record.

COLOR PHOTO: BOB STOCKFIELD Jen Mezzadra, Baltimore Lacrosse Mezzadra, a junior All-America at Salisbury State, finished the season with 79 goals, second in Division III, and 96 points to become the Sea Gulls' single-season record holder in goals and points. She also holds the Salisbury State marks for career goals, with 164, and points, with 198.

COLOR PHOTO: TRACY FRANKEL Monique Henderson, San Diego Track and Field Monique, a junior at Morse High, won the girls' 200 and 400 meters in 23.19 and 50.74 seconds, respectively, at the state championships. Her victory in the 400, her third in a row at the state meet, set a national girls' high school record and was the third best by an American female this year.

COLOR PHOTO: JIM THOMPSON Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas Bowling Scroggins, 36, a pro-shop owner, broke the American Bowling Congress mark for highest season league average with 256.8 pins a game over 78 games in the W.T. Scratch league. He also holds the ABC record for the most 800 series in a season with 14.