Faces in the Crowd

August 09, 2009

Alexandra Weber
DALLAS > Triathlon
Weber, a sophomore at Texas A&M, won the sprint race at the Capital ofTexas Triathlon to qualify for the world championships in Australia next month.She defeated 306 women and all but five of the 477 men in the race. Two weekslater she won the Danskin Triathlon in Austin, besting a field of nearly 2,000women.

Leland McPhie
SAN DIEGO > Track and Field
McPhie, 95, broke the American men's shot put record in the 95- to 99-year-olddivision at the USA Masters outdoor championships. His throw of 22'6½" beatthe previous mark by nearly a foot. McPhie, who competes for the So Cal TrackClub, also holds Masters 95 world records in the high jump (3'1¼") andtriple jump (13'0").

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Alexis Martinez
PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. > Taekwondo
Alexis, a junior at Archbishop McCarthy High, was named outstanding femaleathlete at the USA Taekwondo Junior Olympics after taking gold in the juniorwelterweight class, winning three matches by a combined 49--9. She won bronzein the adult bantamweight class at the USAT national championships.

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David Sender
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL. > Gymnastics
Sender, 23, won gold in the rings, vault and horizontal bar at the WorldMaccabiah Games. He was the silver medalist in the pommel horse and theall-around. The 2008 USA Gymnastics all-around champion, he took first in ringsand vault at the Winter Cup Challenge and second in the all-around at the TysonAmerican Cup earlier this year.

Christine Bator
WARREN, MICH. > Bowling
Bator, a sophomore at Macomb Community College, won gold in the singles,doubles (with Brittni Hamilton) and trios (with Jenn Boisselle and KristiePetravich) at the Pan American Bowling Confederation Youth Championships inBogota, Colombia. She also helped Junior Team USA win the team event.

Darren and DarrelBarnes
ST. LOUIS > Weightlifting
Darren and Darrel, sophomores at McCluer North High, won the 56-kg and 62-kgclasses, respectively, in the 14--15 division at the National School AgeChampionships. Darren set the tournament record for the 56-kg class snatch witha lift of 196 pounds.

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