Chris Martin, TULSA
Martin, a junior at Illinois, won the men's singles and doubles
titles at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's National
Summer championships. He also won the match that gave the
Fighting Illini their first NCAA Division I tennis championship.
Deanna Rix, SOUTH BERWICK, MAINE
Deanna, a junior at Marshwood High, won the 119-pound title at
the Asica/Vaughan Girls Junior National Wrestling Championships,
her third national girls' title this year. Wrestling for the
Hawks boys' team this season, she had a 26-5 record.
Bruce McBarnette, STERLING, VA.
Track and Field
McBarnette, 45, a lawyer and part-time actor, jumped 6'3" to win
the high jump (45-and-over division) at the USA National Masters
Track & Field Championships, his eighth outdoor title. In April
he cleared 6'4", a world indoor record.
Holly Currie, PISGAH, ALA.
Currie, a righthanded pitcher and recent graduate of Pisgah High,
set state records with 159 wins, 1,730 strikeouts and a career
0.45 ERA. She led the Eagles to their third Class 2A state
softball championship and was named tournament MVP for the third
Jesse Grabow, SAN RAMON, CALIF.
Jesse, 6, a kindergartner at Coyote Creek Elementary, bowled a
232 to win the bantam division at the Northern Junior Bowling
Championships. The 38-pound athlete, who uses a 12-pound ball,
has a career-high game of 257.
Jenn Campbell, EASTHAMPTON, MASS.
Track and Field
Campbell, a junior at Williams College, ran a meet-record
10:33.67 to win the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Division
III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. She was named All-New
England Small College Athletic Conference.
James Parr, ALBUQUERQUE
James, a senior righthander at La Cueva High, hit a grand slam
and was the winning pitcher in the Class 5A championship final as
the Bears won their first state baseball title. He was named The
Albuquerque Tribune's Baseball Athlete of the Year.
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