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COLOR PHOTO: MICHAEL QUARTERMAN Onnie Willis, TACOMA, WASH. Gymnastics Willis, a sophomore at UCLA, became the first Bruins woman to win at least a share of the all-around title at the NCAAs by tying Elise Ray of Michigan. Willis, who led UCLA to its third team crown in five years, was one of two women to earn All-America honors in four events plus the all-around.

COLOR PHOTO: MICHAEL FERNANDEZ Jon Iati, YORK, PA. Basketball Jon, a sophomore guard at York Catholic High, was the top three-point shooter in the York Area Interscholastic Athletic Association this season, with 59. By averaging 18.5 points, he led the Irish in scoring for the second straight year and has 841 career points.

COLOR PHOTO: JIM LUZZI Edward Gonera, BARDONIA, N.Y. Track and Field Gonera, 49, an independent food distributor, won the men's 400 meters (45-49 age division) at the national masters indoor championships, in 53.41. In the last 13 months he has run on three relay teams that have surpassed masters' world records in the 4x400 and 4x200.

COLOR PHOTO: JEFFREY A. CAMARATI/DUKE UNIVERSITY Kate Kaiser, COCKEYSVILLE, MD. Lacrosse Kaiser, a junior midfielder at Duke, led the Blue Devils to their first ACC Tournament win with five goals in a 10-5 defeat of North Carolina. Kaiser, who had five goals in a game four times in 2001, was the top goal scorer this year for Duke (50) and is second on the Blue Devils' career list (116).

COLOR PHOTO: PHELAN M. EBENHACK Anzela Zguna, LIEPAJA, LATVIA Tennis Zguna, a senior at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., was named Sunshine State Conference Female Tennis Player of the Year for the second straight season. She did not lose to a Division II player this spring and finished her two-year career as a Tar with a record of 75-7.

COLOR PHOTO: E.M. PIO RODA Darrell Hamby, CANTON, GA. Weightlifting Hamby, 47, a 5'1" personal trainer, set American records in the masters (45-49 age division) and open 165-pound divisions when he bench-pressed 425 pounds at the International Strength Association U.S. championships. He hasn't lost in 18 career national and international meets.