Yvonne Walton, LONDONDERRY, N.H.
Walton, 50, an animal-hospital manager, won the veteran combined
women's foil at the North American Cup to earn a berth in the
world championships. Her daughter, Kerry, 20, is a member of the
U.S. junior world team, making them the first parent-and-child
pair to represent the U.S. at the worlds.
Eddin Santiago, BAYAMON, PUERTO RICO
Santiago, a senior guard at Missouri Southern State College,
broke the Division II career record for steals by adding five in
an 83-81 loss to Pittsburg (Kans.) State. His 10 assists against
the Gorillas gave him a Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic's
Association-record 761, ninth best in division history.
Ann Patrice McDonough, COLORADO SPRINGS
Ann, 16, landed a triple Lutz-double toe loop combination, a
triple loop and four other triples in the free skating to win the
gold medal at the world junior championships. The silver medalist
at this event in 2001, she received seven of the nine first-place
marks for her performance this year.
Scott Russell, WINDSOR, ONT.
Track and Field
Russell, a senior at Kansas, threw the weight a meet-record
80' 11 1/4" to win the NCAA title. A four-time All-America and
three-time Big 12 champion, Russell broke the collegiate record
in February with a throw of 81' 11 1/4", which was nearly three
feet farther than the old mark, set in 1975.
Jack Smitheran, RIVERSIDE, CALIF.
Smitheran, 58, the UC Riverside coach, earned his 1,000th career
victory with a 9-5 win over San Diego. Inducted into the American
Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame this year, he's
1,008-711-3 over his 33 years (885-650-3 in 29 seasons at
Riverside), which includes two Division II championships.
Don Reynolds, FRANKFORT, ILL.
Don, a senior at Providence Catholic High in New Lenox, ran up a
49-0 mark in the 160-pound division to lead the Celtics to a
record sixth consecutive Illinois Class AA title. He finished his
career with four individual state medals, four team gold medals
and a record of 179-10.