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Faces In The Crowd


COLOR PHOTO: JIM LUZZI Bill Verigan, WYCKOFF, N.J. Fencing Bill, 17, won the junior and cadet epee championships at the Junior Pan Am Games by beating Athos Schwantes, 17, of Brazil in both title matches. Bill, who went 15-0 at the tournament, also placed second in his age group at the Junior Olympics and is the No. 4-ranked U.S. junior.

COLOR PHOTO: MICHAEL T. MYERS T.A. McClendon, ALBEMARLE, N.C. Football T.A., a senior running back at Albemarle High, broke the national high school record for career touchdowns when he scored four in a 50-6 victory against South Davidson High to run his total to 144. He has rushed 153 times for 1,626 yards and 37 touchdowns this fall for the 9-0 Bulldogs.

COLOR PHOTO: UF SPORTS INFORMATION Jessica Lehnhoff, DELRAY BEACH, FLA. Tennis Lehnhoff, a senior at Florida, didn't lose a set in five matches en route to sweeping the singles and doubles (with fellow Gator Lindsay Dawaf) titles at the Riviera All-American Championships. Lehnhoff, a 2001 NCAA doubles champ, is the third women's player to win both tournament crowns.

COLOR PHOTO: NIKI DESANTIS Larry Bock, HUNTINGDON, PA. Volleyball Bock, 52, the women's coach at Juniata College, attained his 900th win when the Eagles beat Widener University of Chester 3-0. The Division III coach of the year in 1984, '91 and '93, Bock guided 24-8 Juniata to its 21st consecutive Commonwealth Conference title this season.

COLOR PHOTO: BRUCE TERAMI Sabrina Monro, MONTANA CITY, MONT. Cross-country Monro, a senior at Washington, shaved 22 seconds off the women's course record by running a 20:26 at the NCAA premeet on the 6K Furman University circuit. The runner-up at the 2000 NCAAs, she has won four consecutive individual titles this season for the No. 13 Huskies.

COLOR PHOTO: SHAWNE MCCOY/SMCM SPORTS INFORMATION Ryan Olsen, GAITHERSBURG, MD. Soccer Olsen, a senior forward at St. Mary's College of Maryland, had five goals and three assists to give him a school-record 13 points in a 13-2 win over Chowan College of Murfreesboro, N.C. He holds the Seahawks' record for career points, with 160, and leads Division III in goals this season, with 32.