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Faces in the Crowd

Oct. 04, 2010
Oct. 04, 2010

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Oct. 4, 2010

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Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Elizabeth McGarr

Thomas Maine

This is an article from the Oct. 4, 2010 issue

CARBONDALE, ILL. > Swimming

Maine, an 85-year-old retired aerospace engineer, won gold and set age-group world records for the 85--89-year-old division in the 200- (3:51.20) and 400-meter (8:34.37) individual medley and the 100 (1:55.18) and 200 (4:15.93) butterfly at the FINA World Masters Championships in Göteberg, Sweden. He also took silver in the 200 breaststroke (4:16.56).

Summer Ross

CARLSBAD, CALIF. > Beach Volleyball

Summer, a senior at Carlsbad Seaside Academy, partnered with Tara Roenicke to defeat an Italian team (19--21, 26--24, 15--13) in the final of the U-21 world championships, in Alanya, Turkey, six weeks after winning the U-19 world title with teammate Jane Croson. Summer became the first athlete, male or female, to win both events in the same year.

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Louie Gonzalez

ALAMO, TEXAS > Football

Louie, a senior quarterback at Pharr--San Juan--Alamo High, passed for 438 yards and six touchdowns and rushed for 93 yards and another three scores to lead the Wolverines to a 65--58 win over Palmview, tossing the game-winner with five seconds left. In four games Louie has accounted for 1,401 yards and 19 TDs.

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Hayley Hollenga

COLORADO SPRINGS > Soccer

Hollenga, a junior forward at Fort Lewis, scored the winning goal in four of her first five games of the season, leading the Skyhawks to victories over Augustana (1--0, in double overtime), No. 4 West Texas A&M (1--0), Eastern New Mexico (2--1 in double OT) and Nebraska-Kearney (2--1 in OT). Through Sunday she led the team with five goals.

Gilbert Kemboi

ELDORET, KENYA > Cross-country

Kemboi, a sophomore at South Carolina Upstate, set school and course records at the 8K Eye Opener Invitational (24:13) for the second straight year, beating his own course mark by 47 seconds. Two weeks later, he lowered the school record in winning the Clemson Invitational (23:59). Kemboi was the 2009 Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year.

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Nicole Walch

STUART, FLA. > Volleyball

Nicole, a junior outside hitter at Martin County High, had a team-best 61 kills over five matches, including 10 in a win over Cardinal Gibbons in the final, to earn all-tournament honors as the Tigers won the East Coast Challenge. She recently set the school mark for kills in a match (34) and through Sunday led the 2009 Class 5A champs in kills (254).

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PHOTODIANN BAUER (MAINE)PHOTOCOURTESY OF THE ROSS FAMILY (ROSS)PHOTOFRANK TREVINO (GONZALEZ)PHOTOJERRY MCBRIDE/DURANGO HERALD (HOLLENGA)PHOTOLES DUGGINS/USC UPSTATE ATHLETICS (KEMBOI)PHOTODENNIS DODGE (WALCH)