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Faces in the Crowd


COLOR PHOTO: JIM THOMPSON Stu Ferguson, ALBUQUERQUE Judo Ferguson, 55, a certified public accountant, swept the world, national and Southwest regional masters 178-pound championships in the 55-59 age group to complete an 8-0 season. In the gold medal match at the worlds he beat Stan Cantrill, 55, of Hereford, England, by ippon.

COLOR PHOTO: JIM MIDGETT Michelle Carter, OVILLA, TEXAS Track and Field Michelle, 15, broke the intermediate girls' national shot put record at the Junior Olympics with a throw of 49'10", surpassing the mark she set last year by more than two feet. Michelle also won the gold medal in the intermediate girls' discus with a heave of 151'7".

COLOR PHOTO: COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SPORTS INFORMATION Wade Orr, CLARKSVILLE, TENN. Tennis Orr, 19, defeated Amer Delic, 19, of Jacksonville 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) to win the singles title at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's national championships. During his recent freshman year at Tennessee, he went 19-14 as the Vols reached the finals of the NCAA tournament.

COLOR PHOTO: TRACY FRANKEL Jim Eubank, OCEANSIDE, CALIF. Swimming Eubank, 85, set an 85-89 age group world record of 15:24.82 for the 800-meter freestyle, breaking the old mark by more than 14 seconds. He also established national masters records for his age group in the 200 and 400 freestyle with times of 3:18.37 and 7:12.16, respectively.

COLOR PHOTO: DAVID DUROCHIK Lisa Wang, BUFFALO GROVE, ILL. Rhythmic Gymnastics Lisa, 12, won the all-around junior national title with a score of 85.850, beating runner-up and defending champ Brenann Stacker, 14, of Lincolnshire, Ill., by 0.95 points. She won gold in the ball and the ribbon, silver in clubs and bronze in hoops. She was fourth all-around at the international Danube Cup.

COLOR PHOTO: STUDIO ONE Michael Hoepp, BEDFORD, N.H. Rowing Hoepp, 18, stroked the Boston Rowing Club junior eight-oared and four-oared boats to gold medals and the intermediate eight to the bronze at the national championships. He also led the junior eight and four to victories at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta.