COLOR PHOTO: JIM LUZZI Ethel Autorino, EDISON, N.J. Triathlon Autorino, 70, a retired nurse practitioner, broke a seven-year-old women's 70-74 age group world record by finishing the Ironman World Championship in 15:19:20, beating by 34:15 the mark set by Lynn Edwards, then 70, of Brevard, N.C. Autorino has won 11 age-group national titles.
COLOR PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER MAHARRY Rick Thompson, MADRID, IOWA Football Rick, a senior running back at Madrid High, set a state record for career rushing yards after carrying 22 times for 430 yards and seven touchdowns in a 64-48 defeat of Interstate 35 High of Truro. In just over three seasons he ran 643 times for 7,037 yards and 80 touchdowns.
COLOR PHOTO: TERRANCE KETTERLING Shannon Daly, HOUGHTON, S.DAK. Cross-country Shannon, a sophomore at Groton High, capped an undefeated season by winning the girls' Class A state title, running the 4-km course in 16:12.41 to finish 12.88 seconds ahead of Michelle Rasmussen of Vermillion High. She was also the Region 1A and Northeast Conference champ.
COLOR PHOTO: THOM VOLLENWEIDER Jennifer Saleaumua, CHULA VISTA, CALIF.Volleyball Jennifer, a senior outside hitter at Bonita Vista High, was the MVP of the California Challenge tournament after she amassed 47 kills--including the clincher in a 16-14 fifth-game victory--during the Barons' upset of Mater Dei High of Santa Ana in the final round.
COLOR PHOTO: CHARLIE REGISTER Emily Turgeon, RALEIGH Soccer Turgeon, a freshman striker at Furman, was named the Southern Conference women's player of the year after she led the nation in scoring through the end of the regular season with 59 points on 21 goals and 17 assists. Her totals for points and goals are school women's single-season marks.
COLOR PHOTO: TRAVIS MASSEY Tonia Grib, MINSK, BELARUS Tennis Grib, a sophomore at Brenau University in Gainesville, Ga., won the women's title at the Rolex national small college championships, beating Mary Ellen Gordon, a freshman at Emory in Atlanta, 6-2, 6-1, in the final. Grib lost only 13 games in winning her five matches without dropping a set.