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Faces In The Crowd


COLOR PHOTO: DORIAN HANNER Mina Harigae, MONTEREY, CALIF. Golf Mina, 12, beat Sydney Burlison, 12, of Salinas, 3-2 in the final round of match play to become the youngest player to win the California women's amateur championship. Last summer, at age 11, she was the youngest person to qualify for the Independent Insurance Agent Junior Classic national finals.

COLOR PHOTO: JOHN CLAYTON Roger Nekton, BRENTWOOD, N.H. Water Polo Nekton, 63, the boys' coach for 39 years at Phillips Exeter Academy, guided the Big Red to its fifth straight and his 20th New England championship, as Exeter extended its league win streak to 49 games. Nekton, also the boys' swimming coach for 39 years, has 10 New England titles in that sport.

COLOR PHOTO: D.C. GOINGS Timothy Moore, NOVI, MICH. Cross-country Timothy, a senior at Novi High, won the Foot Locker national championship by running the 5K Oak Trail course in Orlando in 14:50. He finished the regular season 15-0 en route to the state title. He also anchored the 4x1-mile team that won the national high school championship last spring.

COLOR PHOTO: MARK ROGERS Katie Phillips, FORT WORTH, TEXAS Field Hockey Katie, a senior forward for Trinity Valley School, had two goals and an assist in a 3-2 victory over Casady School of Oklahoma City to lead the Trojans to the Southwest Preparatory Conference title. Katie, who set school career marks in goals, assists and points, will play next year at Virginia.

COLOR PHOTO: JIM LUZZI Ian Smart, NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. Football Smart, a junior running back at Long Island University-C.W. Post, was named the most valuable player in the Northeast-10 Conference after leading the Pioneers to an 11-1 record and the league crown. He finished the season with 33 touchdowns and 2,536 rushing yards, third best in NCAA history.

COLOR PHOTO: C&S PHOTOGRAPHY Brianne Basilone, WHEELING, W.VA. Soccer Brianne, a senior forward for Wheeling Park High who finished her career with 98 goals and 49 assists, led the Lady Patriots to the state championship in each of her four years. Brianne holds single-season school girls' records in goals, assists and points, with 35, 20 and 82, respectively.