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Faces in the Crowd

Sept. 18, 2000
Sept. 18, 2000

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Sept. 18, 2000

Summer Olympics [bonus Piece]

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

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COLOR PHOTO: KYLE CHRISTY Phil Raschker, ATLANTA Track and Field Raschker, 53, an accountant, dominated the women's 50-54 age group at the national masters' outdoor championships, winning all 10 events she entered, including the pentathlon (4,252 points), the 100- and 200-meter dashes (13.10 and 27.97 seconds, respectively), and the pole vault (9'1").COLOR PHOTO: KATHY BORCHERS Ryan Thibault, TIVERTON, R.I. Motorcycle Racing Ryan, 13, drove his Kawasaki KX80 up a 190-foot, 65-degree hill in 8.861 seconds to win his third 85-cc title, this one in the 12-15 age group, at the national amateur hillclimb championship. In the 125-cc competition he finished second in 6.817, as the youngest entrant in the field of 39. COLOR PHOTO: TRACY FRANKEL Paul Oseguera, ENCINITAS, CALIF. Baseball Paul, 16, was named MVP of the Connie Mack World Series after pitching the champion Encinitas Reds past South Troy (N.Y.) 11-1, allowing three hits and striking out 15 in his second complete-game victory of the series. He had an 0.50 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his 18 innings. COLOR PHOTO: GEOFF SCHEERER Atsushi Yoshinaga, LOMBARD, ILL. Judo Atsushi, 16, won a junior national title for the second straight year by taking the 90-kg crown in the 15-16 age group. He then finished third at the Junior Olympics, an event at which he won gold last year, even though a muscle spasm in his back forced him to withdraw.COLOR PHOTO: D.C. GOINGS James Martone, TROY, MICH. Swimming James, who recently turned 13, won every freestyle event he entered this year, including the 11-12-year-old boys' 50 meters at the Northwest Suburban Swim League championship, which he swam in 28.80 seconds. He has won league titles in three age groups in five seasons.COLOR PHOTO: DAVID WEAVER Mike Sisk, MULBERRY, KANS. Weightlifting Mike, a senior at Northeast High in Arma who began lifting two years ago as training for football, won the state Class 2A high school weightlifting title in the 220-pound class. A two-way player for the Vikings at fullback and defensive end, he has been a starter for four years.