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Faces In The Crowd


COLOR PHOTO: ROB JOHNSON Savante Stringfellow, JACKSON, MISS. Track and Field Stringfellow, a senior long jumper for Mississippi, has the best long jump in the world this year, a leap of 27'0". A member of the U.S. Olympic team, he has won the three meets he has competed in this season, setting a meet record at each of them.

COLOR PHOTO: E.M. PIO RODA Michelle Quibell, ATLANTA Squash Michelle, 16, became the first American to win the British girls' under-17 open title by defeating Kasey Brown of Australia in the final match 9-1, 9-1, 9-4. Michelle, who's the top-ranked under-19 girl in the U.S., is also the defending girls' junior champ at the Scottish and U.S. Opens.

COLOR PHOTO: SHAWN DOWD Phil Kahler, EAST IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. Basketball Kahler, 67, the women's basketball coach at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, has more victories (610) in his sport than any other Division III women's coach. In the 27 years since he started the program, Kahler has guided the Cardinals to 26 winning seasons.

COLOR PHOTO: JOHN BARD David Emch, BRANDON, FLA. Wrestling David, a 140-pound senior at Brandon High, got his 100th pin in high school competition while leading the Eagles to the Western Conference title. He's undefeated on the season and has a career match record of 142-9, including having won 55 of 56 dual-meet matches by pin.

COLOR PHOTO: R.A. MENCHEL/RAM PHOTOGRAPHY Travis Ramos, LAKE TAHOE, CALIF. Freestyle Skiing Ramos, 21, won his first World Cup moguls competition at the U.S. Grand Nationals, breaking a 15-event World Cup losing streak for American men over the past two years. The 1998 Olympic gold medalist, Jonny Moseley of Tiburon, Calif., finished second.

COLOR PHOTO: MIKE SIEGEL Tamara Diles, BELLEVUE, WASH. Gymnastics Tamara, a 5'10" senior at Newport High, became the first Washington girl to win titles in two events (floor exercise and uneven bars) at three consecutive state championships. She also helped the Knights to their third state crown in as many years.