Andy Fryman, MAYSVILLE, KY.
Track and Field
Fryman, a 2003 graduate of Mason County High, won the discus with
a state-record throw of 194 feet, 11 inches and took the shot put
title with a Class 2A-record 65 feet, 7 1/2 inches at the
Kentucky Class 2A state championships.
Courtney Brown, STRATHAM, N.H.
Brown, a recent graduate of Harvard College, was co-captain and
rowed the seven seat for the Radcliffe heavyweight crew, helping
it win the varsity race that clinched the NCAA team title. It was
the Harvard heavyweight's first national championship in 30
August 3, 2003
Sagar Mistry, BRIGANTINE, N.J.
Mistry, who recently completed his studies at Atlantic Cape
Community College, won the men's recurve division at the U.S.
outdoor archery championships in Carbondale, Ill. In March he
placed first in recurve at the indoor championships in
Ashley Keeler, EAGAN, MINN.
Keeler, a righthander and recent graduate of Eastview High, threw
her third shutout in three tournament games, and her second in
the span of six hours, to give her school its first Class 3A
state softball championship. She finished the season with a
record of 17-3.
Brent Rasmussen, OMAHA
Rasmussen, 26, a mortgage broker and leftfielder for the Nebraska
Barons, got nine hits, including two homers, and drew six
intentional walks at the five-game Rehabilitation Institute of
Chicago Wheelchair Softball Tournament. He was voted MVP.
Jessica Eldridge, BROKEN ARROW, OKLA.
Track and Field
Eldridge, a recent graduate of Broken Arrow High, won the 800 and
1,600 meters and anchored the winning 1,600-meter relay at
Oklahoma's Class 5A championships. She was named the state's
Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
Victor D'Alessio, PORT ORANGE, FLA.
D'Alessio, 83, a retired tool and die maker who is battling lung
cancer, won a gold medal in the 20K road race (80-84 age group)
and silver medals in the 40K road race and 5K time trials at the
2003 National Senior Games, in Hampton Roads, Va.
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