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FACES IN THE CROWD

March 19, 1979
March 19, 1979

Table of Contents
March 19, 1979

Two Hittters
  • Super-bantamweight champ Wilfredo Gomez continued to devastate his division, and featherweight champ Little Red Lopez dropped still another challenger as their careers continued on a course that could end in a big bang

The NCAAs
Chappas
Andy Bean
Exceller
Pro Basketball
Horse Racing
Track & Field
Wrestling
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

FACES IN THE CROWD

MARIO SANCHEZ
MEXICO CITY
Sanchez, a junior at Anahuac University and the Mexican amateur squash racquets champion since 1975, defeated Tom Page 15-12, 15-7, 15-12 to win the U.S. title in Portland, Ore. The following week he won the Canadian crown in Vancouver,

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BARNEY KLECKER
CHASKA, MINN.

DEBORAH LEHMANN
CUMBERLAND, Wis.
Klecker, 28, and Lehmann, 22, won the men's and women's divisions at the three-day Yukon World Snowshoe Championship race in Wisconsin. A schoolteacher and the holder of the Minnesota record for the marathon (2:18:42), Klecker completed the 83-mile course between Superior and Rice Lake in 11:27:31, 17:21 faster than the mark set last year. Lehmann, a schoolteacher and tavern owner, finished in 21:05:04 to break by 3:19:06 the women's record set in 1978.

RODNEY WILSON
PHILADELPHIA
Rodney, a 17-year-old senior at Bartram High, broke his own national schoolboy record for the 60-yard hurdles at the Wolfpack Invitational in Raleigh, N.C. His time of 7.10 was .07 of a second faster than the mark he set earlier this year.

JOHN EDWARDS
ST. LOUIS
John, a freshman at Clayton High who began fencing only three years ago, defeated 18 of 20 opponents to win the under-16 sabre title at the Amateur Fencers League of America National Junior Olympic Championships in Cambridge, Mass.

CARRIE MORRISON
PORT ANGELES, WASH.
Morrison, 21 and a former national junior badminton champion, beat Monica Ortez 3-11, 11-2, 11-8 in Washington, D.C. to win her second consecutive AIAW championship and lead Arizona State to its fourth team title in five years.

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