John Besson, LAKE OSWEGO, ORE.
Besson, 90, a retired rear admiral in the Navy, set an American
record for the 90-plus age group when he finished the Portland
Marathon in 6:48:44. He broke the mark of 7:25:12 established by
Abraham Weintraub in 2000.
This is an article from the Oct. 28, 2002 issue
Mike Bevilacqua, MARSHFIELD, MASS.
Bevilacqua, a Gettysburg (Pa.) College senior, scored a goal with
1:33 remaining in a 1-0 win over Messiah College. Messiah had
been the top-ranked Division III team going into the match and
had not been scored upon in nine games.
Senta Willenborg, DYERSVILLE, IOWA
Willenborg, a junior at Simpson College, became the third of her
sisters to win the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
individual championship. Her sister Leah won it four times, from
1992 to '95, and Hannah won it in '96 and '99.
Tony Sutton, AKRON
Sutton, a sophomore running back at the College of Wooster, ran
for 313 yards and five touchdowns during a 37-14 win over Ohio
Wesleyan; he set a North Coast Athletic Conference record for
rushing yards and tied marks for touchdowns and points scored.
Adam Swartzbaugh, ROCKPORT, MAINE
Adam, a senior at Camden Hills Regional High, won the junior
division of the NORBA national cross-country championship at
Mount Snow, Vt. He completed the 24-mile course in 1:45:39.10,
more than two minutes ahead of his nearest competitor.
Judy Jeanes, MENDENHALL, PA.
Jeanes, 37, swept the three events that make up the Delaware
River Grand Slam distance canoe series when she won the 13-mile
state championship race in two hours, 11 minutes. She had
previously won nine- and eight-mile races.
Jim Hulsman, ALBUQUERQUE
Hulsman, 72, was named high school coach of the year by the
National High School Athletic Coaches Association and the
National Federation Coaches Association. He recently retired with
seven state titles in 34 years and a record of 660-223.
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