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FACES IN THE CROWD

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MARGARET LONCKI

• Golf

• Paradise Valley, Ariz.

Loncki, a senior at Claremont McKenna playing for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team, sank a 15-foot par putt on the second playoff hole to beat Williams and clinch the NCAA Division III title. Earlier that day she carded a six-over 79 to take the individual title by three strokes.

KENMARKIS MEEKS

• Track and Field

• Canton, Miss.

Kenmarkis, a junior at Mississippi School for the Deaf, won three gold medals at the state Class 1A/3A/5A track championships. He won the 110-meter hurdles (15.60) and the high jump (6'4"), and then anchored the 4 ... 100 relay (45.22). Also a running back, he rushed for 1,036 yards and 20 TDs last fall.

ASHLEY PRANGE

• Softball

• New Palestine, Ind.

Ashley, a senior shortstop at New Palestine High, went 4 for 4 with two home runs and eight RBIs in a 16--2 win over Zionsville. Last season she set state single-season records for home runs (21) and RBIs (67), leading the Dragons to the Class 3A title. Ashley will play at Ohio State.

SERGIO FIGUEROA VELEZ

• Volleyball

• San Juan

Figueroa Velez, a 6'3" senior outside hitter at Springfield (Mass.) College, had a match-high 13 kills, along with seven digs and two aces, to help beat Stevens 3--0 in the Division III final. The D-III player of the year, he led the Pride with 265 kills, 539 assists and 356 points.

BROOKE ADAMS

• Distance Running

• Randolph, N.Y.

Adams, 29, the assistant principal at Southwestern Elementary and High, ran the Tokyo Marathon in 2:58:31. She is believed to be the youngest woman to finish the six majors (including Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London and New York), and in all but one she broke three hours.

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