Mandy Carnes, NEW CONCORD, OHIO
Carnes, a senior first baseman at Muskingum College, led the Ohio
Athletic Conference in homers (13), runs (49) and RBIs (50), and
had the highest on-base percentage (.533) and slugging percentage
(.816) on her team. She was a four-time first-team All-America.
Robbie Lim, HONOLULU
Robbie, a junior at Punahou School, won his second straight
Hawaii high school state championship. He overcame heat
exhaustion and leg cramps in the quarterfinals, fought back from
the brink of elimination in the semis, then took the finals 6-0,
Bethany Hunter, LYNCHBURG, VA.
Hunter, a 24-year-old exercise physiologist, lowered the women's
record by 52 minutes in the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100-Mile
Run in Front Royal, Va. She completed the 101.8 miles in
24:40:00, finishing fifth overall in a starting field of 117
Harley Davis, SALT LAKE CITY
Harley, a senior at Highland High, is the first male springboard
diver in Utah to win the 4A State Diving Championship three years
in a row. He was also a four-time champion in the one-meter and
three-meter events at the Colorado State Invitational.
Kathleen LaValley, ADA, MICH.
Track and Field
Kathleen, a sophomore at Forest Hills Central, was undefeated in
her conference in the 100-and 200-meter dashes, as well as the
300-meter hurdles. At the state championships she set a
state-final meet record in the 300-meter hurdles, 42.89 seconds.
Steve Plucinski, MUNDELEIN, ILL.
Plucinski, a sophomore righthander at Lakeland College, tied an
NCAA Division III record by striking out 22 batters as the
Muskies beat Edgewood College 6-0. The win gave Lakeland its
third consecutive Lake Michigan Conference championship.
Katie Lambert, EASTON, MASS.
Lambert, a senior attack at Stonehill College, led the Chieftains
to their first NCAA Division II national championship. She ended
her career as the leading scorer in women's Division II history,
with 220 goals over four seasons.
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