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Faces in the Crowd


COLOR PHOTO: STEVE CHARZUK Maggie Hanson, BOWDOINHAM, MAINE Track and Field Hanson, a junior at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., won the Division III indoor title in the 5,000 meters. Her time of 16:59.07 was nearly eight seconds faster than that of the runner-up, Casey Smith of Roanoke College in Salem, Va., and was the season's fastest time in the division.

COLOR PHOTO: SUSAN ALLEN SIGMON Jeff Moore, AUSTIN Tennis Moore, 48, the coach at Texas, became only the fourth women's tennis coach to win at least 500 career matches. Moore, who's in his 19th season with the Longhorns, has guided Texas to nine consecutive conference regular-season and tournament crowns and two NCAA titles.

COLOR PHOTO: OSCAR SOSA P.J. Cobbert, GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FLA. Wrestling P.J., a senior at Clay High competing in the 152-pound class, won a state championship for the fourth straight year to finish his career with a record of 156-7. P.J., who's only the second high school wrestler in Florida to win four state titles, was unbeaten in 43 matches this season.

COLOR PHOTO: MIKE APPLEYARD FOR HOPE COLLEGE Josh Boss, JENISON, MICH.Swimming Boss, a junior at Hope College in Holland, Mich., was named the Division III men's swimmer of the year after winning the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke at the division championships. He set a division mark in the 200, breaking by 1.63 seconds his own record of 2:00.53, set in 1999.

COLOR PHOTO: GEOFF SCHEERER Cappie Pondexter, CHICAGO Basketball Cappie, a senior guard at John Marshall High, was named Illinois's Ms. Basketball for a second time after averaging 23.9 points and leading the Commandos to the Public League title. Cappie, who will play for Rutgers next season, set a school record with a 47-point game this year.

COLOR PHOTO: ANNE DOYLE Jason Welsh, WARRENTON, VA. Bowling Welsh, 19, manager of the sporting goods department at a Wal-Mart, rolled two perfect games in a three-game series and finished with an 866. His score was the highest ever for a junior (23 and under) in the Young American Bowling Alliance's Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. district.