KIM ECKRICH
DARIEN, CONN.
Eckrich, a freshman at Williams, led the Ephwomen to the NCAA Division III swimming title with wins in the 50-, 100-and 200-yard breast-stroke and the 100 and 200 IM. She also swam on the winning 200 and 400 medley relay teams.

JAMES TATE
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NEV.
James, a senior left wing and center-forward on the Rancho High soccer team, led the Rams to a 76-3-1 record and four straight state titles. A starter for four years, he scored 119 goals and was the Southern Conference MVP each year.

ED MATHER
BERNARDSVILLE, N.J.
Mather, 52, an English teacher, has a dual-meet record of 178-3 in 18 years as cross-country coach at Bernards High. The Mountaineers have won 14 Group I state titles, and their dual-meet win streak, dating from 1969, stands at 122.

IAN BRZEZINSKI
MCLEAN, VA.
Ian, a senior at Langley High, won the Georgetown 10-km. run with a time of 32:43 and finished second in the Virginia state championship two-mile run with a 9:34. He is the son of Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor.

CARA PRIDDY
KIRTLAND, N. MEX.
Cara, 17, a 6'2" center who averaged 36.9 points for the Kirtland Central girls' basketball team, led the Broncos to a 26-1 record and their third straight AAA state title. She was named AAA girls' Player of the Year for the third time.

DAN QUINLAN
BENNINGTON, VT.
Quinlan, 21, established a world record for distance skied in a 24-hour period. In 23 hours, 41 minutes and 25 seconds on a 4.642-km. loop, he covered 290.8 km., surpassing the mark of 280.93 set by Ahti Nevada of Finland in 1977.

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