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Faces in the Crowd


COLOR PHOTO: DICK SCHWARZE/EASTERN MICHIGAN Boaz Cheboiywo, ELDORET, KENYA Cross-country Cheboiywo, a senior at Eastern Michigan, ran a 10K circuit at Furman in a course-record 28:47 to win the NCAA championship. Cheboiywo, who set course marks in all five races in which he competed this year, led the Eagles to the Mid-American Conference team crown for the second straight year.

COLOR PHOTO: BOB RYMERS PHOTOGRAPHY Liz Shimek, MAPLE CITY, MICH. Basketball Liz, a senior center at Glen Lake Community School, was voted Michigan's Miss Basketball after finishing the season with 24.1 points and 14.6 rebounds a game. Liz, who holds the girls' state record for career rebounds, with 1,534, and the Lakers' mark for points, with 2,086, will play for Michigan State.

COLOR PHOTO: BRAD NADEAU Bill Mandigo, EAST MIDDLEBURY, VT. Hockey Mandigo, 41, the women's coach at Middlebury College, has guided the Panthers to 131 consecutive games without a loss in Division III. The American Hockey Coaches Association college coach of the year in 2001, he has directed the Panthers to six Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference titles.

COLOR PHOTO: JAMIE HARTER Julie Miller, WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. Soccer Julie, a senior goalie at Watkins Glen High, set the national girls' high school mark for career saves when she made 12 in a 2-1 win over Newfield High to run her total to 987. She finished her career with 1,250 and was named the Interscholastic Athletic Conference's most valuable defensive player.

COLOR PHOTO: MICHAEL QUARTERMAN Keri Nishimoto, REDLANDS, CALIF. Volleyball Nishimoto, a senior setter at Long Beach State, averaged13.59 assists a game while quarterbacking the 49ers to a 33-1record and a .359 hitting percentage, the best in the nation. An Academic All-America with a 3.92 average, she holds Long Beach State's single-match record for assists, with 95.

COLOR PHOTO: DAVID DOYLE Joe Reardon, ARLINGTON, VA. Football Reardon, a sophomore quarterback at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., had a school-record 146 completions on 221 attempts in leading the Ephs to the New England Small College Athletic Conference title. He was named New England Division II/III offensive player of the year.