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Faces in the Crowd

Dec. 02, 2002
Dec. 02, 2002

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Dec. 2, 2002

College Football
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Faces in the Crowd

Stephen Martinez, SANTA FE
Cross-country
Stephen, a Pojoaque High senior, won the state Class 3A
championship despite losing a shoe about 200 meters into the
5,000-meter race at Red Rock State Park. Running with a bare left
foot, Stephen finished in 17:27, leading the Elks to a team
championship.

This is an article from the Dec. 2, 2002 issue Original Layout

Eileen Nicole Rodriguez, PONCE, PUERTO RICO
Volleyball
Rodriguez, a University at Albany freshman, has served 200 aces
this season, breaking the NCAA single-season record of 171, set
in 1991. She is averaging 1.85 aces per game (also a record), and
she is already the Great Danes' career leader in aces.

Alex Tilson, BURLINGAME, CALIF.
Distance Running
Tilson, 32, won the Silicon Valley Speedster Ultra Classic in
Stanford in 2:51:48, which, pending ratification, would set a
world record for a 50-km road race. His time was also better than
the American track record for that distance.

Alexandra Shube, MARBLEHEAD, MASS.
Soccer
Alexandra, a senior goaltender and team captain at Marblehead
High, tied a national high school record for consecutive shutouts
with 21. The league MVP, she led the Magicians to a 23--1 record
and an appearance in the state Division 3 finals.

Marcus Mason, POTOMAC, MD.
Football
Marcus, a senior running back at Georgetown Prep, set state
career records in rushing yards (5,790), touchdowns (86) and
points (520) while leading the Little Hoyas to a 9--0 record and
a 29game unbeaten streak. He averaged nearly 10 yards per carry
in his career.

Brooke Nord, CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO
Tennis
Brooke, a freshman at Walsh Jesuit High, defeated junior Kendall
Swenson of Laurel School 6--0, 6--1 to win the state Division II
title. Brooke led the Warriors to a team championship and
completed her season undefeated in 31 matches.

Margaret Veazie, DEXTER, MAINE
Field Hockey
Veazie, 43, coached Dexter High to a 2--1 win over Hall-Dale
High, giving the Tigers their third consecutive Class C title and
their fourth in five years. Dexter came back after trailing at
halftime for the first time all year; the victory was its 45th
straight under Veazie.

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