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Faces in the Crowd

Oct. 02, 2000
Oct. 02, 2000

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Oct. 2, 2000

Olympics 2000

Faces in the Crowd

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COLOR PHOTO: COURTESY OF GENE MEILER Flo Meiler, SHELBURNE, VT. Track and Field Meiler, 66, a sales representative, broke a seven-year-old U.S. age-group record in the long jump by leaping 12' 2 1/2" to win the women's 65-and-over division at the Dartmouth Relays. Meiler, a six-year veteran of the masters circuit, also won the pole vault, the 55-meter hurdles and the high jump. COLOR PHOTO: GLEN SHELLHAMMER Nancy Hanger, CLYDE, OHIO Volleyball Hanger, 53, the only volleyball coach in Clyde High's history, became the fourth Ohio coach in her sport with 500 career wins after her Fliers (10-3 through Sunday) beat Perkins High in Sandusky 15-2, 15-3. She also started Clyde High's girls' basketball and track programs in 1970.COLOR PHOTO: DAVID JOHNSON Noah Ingram, BLAINE, MISS. Football Noah, 17, a senior tailback at Central High in Ruleville, broke his own state record for rushing yards in a game by carrying 41 times for 506 yards and six touchdowns in a 74-71 win over Gentry High of Indianola. His old mark of 480 yards was set in a 90-0 defeat of Marshall High of Tchula last year.COLOR PHOTO: MICHAEL QUARTERMAN Chris Kelly, LAS VEGAS Baseball Kelly, now a freshman at Pepperdine, set a single-season state American Legion record for home runs, with 30, as a first baseman for Post 76 of Durango. He batted .434 with 142 RBIs in 79 games after hitting .442 with 17 home runs and 65 RBIs in 32 games as a senior at Durango High. COLOR PHOTO: THOM VOLLENWEIDER Clint McLaughlin, EL CAJON, CALIF. Water Polo Clint, 16, was named MVP of the boys' 16-and-under division at the Junior Olympics after scoring 14 goals and adding 10 assists and 18 steals in five games for the champion San Diego Shores. He also had the go-ahead goal in the final, a 5-3 overtime win over Harvard-Westlake. COLOR PHOTO: JIM SIGMONChristy Tucker, AUSTIN Triathlon Christy, 13, won the IronKids Bread national championship in the 11-14 age group for the third straight year, finishing in 30:55. She was also fourth in an open exhibition at the Olympic trials, completing the 750-meter swim, 20-km bike and 5-km run in 1:07:51.