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Faces in the Crowd

Sept. 28, 2009
Sept. 28, 2009

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Sept. 28, 2009

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Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Elizabeth McGarr

Elias Gedyon

This is an article from the Sept. 28, 2009 issue

LOS ANGELES > Cross-country

Elias, a junior at Loyola High, broke his own course record at the Higashi Roman Memorial Run, taking first in the boys' varsity race (14:26) and finishing 50 seconds ahead of the runner-up. The 2008 Division II state cross-country champion, Elias won his second straight 800-meter title at the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympics this month.

Kimberly Stevens

EVANSTON, ILL. > Swimming

Stevens, a 43-year-old pharmaceutical rep, won five gold medals at the 2009 U.S. Masters National Long Course Championships. Competing in the 40-to-44 division, she won the 400- and 800-meter freestyle races and three relays: 400 medley, 400 free and 800 free mixed (men and women). Stevens also took silver in the 100 and 50 free, and bronze in the 200 free.

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Jeffrey Dubose

WEST ST. PAUL, MINN. > Football

Jeffrey, a senior at St. Croix Lutheran High, ran for 315 yards and a school-record seven touchdowns in the first half of an 82--38 win over St. Paul Academy--Mounds Park Academy. A running back and linebacker, he leads the Crusaders with 641 yards rushing and 33 tackles. In 2008 he had 1,378 yards rushing, 16 TDs and 12 sacks.

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Peg Kopec

WHEATON, ILL. > Volleyball

Kopec, the girls' volleyball coach at St. Francis High, became the first coach in Illinois High School Association history to win 1,000 games in a single sport when the Spartans beat Chicago Christian 25--19, 25--22. In her 35 seasons at St. Francis, Kopec, 60, has led the program to eight state championships and a record of 1,008-228-2.

Bobby Spence

MOUNT PLEASANT, OHIO > Football

Bobby, a senior at Buckeye Local High, had two interceptions, an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, a 25-yard TD catch, a 43-yard completion on a fake punt and 42 yards rushing in a 24--21 win over Martins Ferry High. The 2008 Ohio Division III co--defensive player of the year, Bobby, a safety, has four interceptions for the 4--0 Panthers.

Shaneka and Shameka Gordon

OLD HARBOUR, JAMAICA > Soccer

The Gordons, seniors at West Florida, led the No. 2 Argonauts to a 6--0 start. Shaneka, the 2008 Division II player of the year, was named Gulf South Conference player of the week after scoring two game-winners in three games. Shameka was the defender of the week for the second time in '09.

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