Rashiem Jefferson, PHILADELPHIA
Jefferson, 19, won his third consecutive title at the National
Golden Glove Championships, in Denver. Fighting in the 119-pound
class, he earned a decision over Torrence Daniels, who had beaten
him earlier in the year at the U.S. Challenge.
Ruth Nortje, WHITE HOUSE STATION, N.J.
Nortje, 35, won all eight events she entered at the U.S. Sprint
Nationals in Gainesville, Ga. She took individual titles in the
200-, 500- and 1,000-meter races; she also won three two-person
races with partner Kathy Colin, and two four-person races.
Jeremy Frye, PALESTINE, TEXAS
Jeremy, 17, set an American Junior Golf Association record for
low score in a 54-hole tournament when he shot 19 under par to
win the Abilene Reporter-News Junior at the Abilene Country
Club. He shot 66-64-64 at the par-71 course.
David Cappuccio, ROCHESTER, N.Y.
David, 15, won the Golden Glove for best goalie as he led the
Junior Rhinos to an under-15 title at the U.S. Youth Soccer
National Championships. With less than a minute left in the
finals he stopped a penalty kick to preserve a 1-0 victory over
the Aiken (S.C.) Fire.
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Jared Swopshire, O'FALLON, MO.
Jared, 12, was named most outstanding player for the
sixth-to-eighth-grade NCAA division at the Five-Star Junior
Basketball Camp in Naperville, Ill. He averaged 21 points
despite playing only three quarters per game.
Jessica Peterson, CULVER CITY, CALIF.
Peterson, 20, won the recurve bow title at USA Archery's National
Target Championships in Canton, Mich. A junior at USC, she hit
all 288 targets and landed 91 shots in the 10 ring. Peterson also
took second this summer at the U.S. Open.
Dan Nicholson, RICHMOND
Nicholson, 31, set two world records for the CP3 division (a
classification for cerebral palsy that denotes its degree of
severity, CP4 being the mildest) at the International Paralympic
Committee's Cycling World Championships in Altenstadt, Germany.