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Faces in the Crowd


COLOR PHOTO: STEVE YEATER Allyson Felix, SANTA CLARITA, CALIF. Track and Field Allyson, 15, won the gold medal in the 100 meters and was a member of the world-record-setting U.S. girls' sprint medley relay team at the World Youth Championships. Last spring she was also the California girls' high school champion in the 100 while competing for Los Angeles's Baptist High.

COLOR PHOTO: E.M. PIO RODA Hal Stolz, ELLIJAY, GA. Swimming Stolz, 66, a veterinarian, broke the Georgia 65-69 age-group record in the 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 3:26.16, surpassing by 31.29 seconds the old mark, set by his brother, Irwin, in 1998. Hal was also a member of four gold-medal-winning relay teams at the state masters' championships.

COLOR PHOTO: JIM LUZZI George Masin, NEW YORK CITY Fencing Masin, 54, a systems analyst, became the only competitor to medal in five consecutive decades after an eighth-place finish in the Division I epee competition at the summer national championships. Masin, the 1976 American epee champion, will be inducted into the Fencing Hall of Fame next year.

COLOR PHOTO: PEYTON HOGE Carly Gullickson, BRENTWOOD, TENN. Tennis Carly, 14, won the girls' 18-and-under clay court national championship to become the youngest player to win the tournament since Jennifer Capriati in 1988. Carly, the daughter of former major league pitcher Bill Gullickson, lost only one set en route to the title.

COLOR PHOTO: DEBORAH BOOKER Michelle Wie, HONOLULU Golf Michelle, 11, became the youngest winner of the Jennie K. Wilson Invitational, Hawaii's top women's amateur event. She shot a final-round 76 to beat 37-year-old Bobbi Kokx of Kula, Hawaii, by nine shots. She was also the first female and the youngest person ever to qualify for the Manoa Cup.

COLOR PHOTO: JOE ANGELES Michael Remaklus, FLORISSANT, MO. Bowling Remaklus, 20, won the boys' title at the Junior Gold National Championships by beating Matt Gilman, 19, of Davie, Fla., by 79 pins. Remaklus, who averaged 205 over 46 games and had a grand total of 9,452 pins for the tournament, is a two-time All-America at Central Missouri State.