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Faces In The Crowd

April 28, 2003
April 28, 2003

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April 28, 2003

Motor Sports

Faces In The Crowd

Joona Puhakka, HELSINKI, FINLAND
Diving

This is an article from the April 28, 2003 issue Original Layout

Puhakka, a freshman at Arizona State, became the first Sun Devil
to win two individual conference titles in the same year by
winning the one-and three-meter springboard events at the Pac-10
championships. He was named Pac-10 Diver and Newcomer of the
Year.

Elizabeth Beisel, NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I.
Swimming

Elizabeth, a 10-year-old fifth-grader at Hamilton Elementary, set
a national age-group (10 and under) record in the 200-yard IM
(2:16.74) at the Eastern Zone All-Star championships. She also
won the 100-yard IM and backstroke, and the 200-and 500-yard
freestyle.

Leonel Manzano, MARBLE FALLS, TEXAS
Track and Field

Leonel, a junior at Marble Falls High, successfully defended his
1,600-meter title at the Texas Relay Championships, in Austin. He
broke his own meet record in the event (set last year) by five
seconds, with a time of 4:06.29.

Rachael Bermudez, RIALTO, CALIF.
Softball

Bermudez, a junior righthander at California Baptist, had a
streak of 35 innings without allowing a run, part of a 42-inning
stretch during which she did not allow an earned run. She was
named NAIA National Softball Pitcher of the Week.

Theresa Wimberley, ROSELLE, ILL.
Bowling

Theresa, a senior at Lake Park High, broke the state record for a
12-game series by 175 pins on her way to winning the girls' state
championship, in Rockford, Ill. Theresa's 12-game total was 2,804
pins, an average of 234 per game.

Sara Wells, SALINA, KANS.
Marathon

Wells, 24, a med school student running in her first marathon,
won the U.S. Women's National Marathon Championships in St. Louis
in 2:35:37. Because of that win she was named to the U.S.
national team and has qualified to compete in the 2004 Olympic
trials.

Elizabeth Lovell, NORTH HAVEN, MAINE
Basketball

Elizabeth, a senior guard at North Haven Community High, became
the first girl to score 1,000 career points in the school's
80-year history; she finished with 1,094. She averaged 17 points,
eight rebounds and five assists in 2003, and was a Mid-Coast
All-Star for the fourth time.

COLOR PHOTO: JASON WISECOLOR PHOTO: COURTESY OF JOAN BEISELCOLOR PHOTO: JEFF JACOBSENCOLOR PHOTO: DEBORA ROBINSONCOLOR PHOTO: DAVID DUROCHIK/SPORTSPICSCOLOR PHOTO: TERRY FAUSTCOLOR PHOTO: KEN WALTZ