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Faces in the Crowd
December 21, 1992
Kristin McDermott ALLENTOWN, PA.Kristin, 15, led the U.S. women's team to the silver medal at the Pacific Alliance gymnastics meet while also earning a silver medal in the individual all-around and a bronze on beam. Earlier this year she was ninth at the Olympic trials and eighth at the nationals in the all-around. At last year's junior nationals she finished second in the all-around.
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December 21, 1992

Faces In The Crowd

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Kristin McDermott
ALLENTOWN, PA.
Kristin, 15, led the U.S. women's team to the silver medal at the Pacific Alliance gymnastics meet while also earning a silver medal in the individual all-around and a bronze on beam. Earlier this year she was ninth at the Olympic trials and eighth at the nationals in the all-around. At last year's junior nationals she finished second in the all-around.

Lois Schieffelin
NEW YORK CITY
Schieffelin, 81, ran the New York City Marathon in 7:07:27 to win the women's 80-89 age group. A runner for 20 years, she has completed six of the last seven New York City Marathons and has a personal best of 6:32:06. Next month she plans to run the Pyramids half marathon in Cairo with her son, John, 56, and his son, John, 29.

Nicole London
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, CALIF.
Nicole, 16, is ranked No. 3 in singles and, with Lindsey Davenport, 16, of Murrieta, Calif., No. 1 in doubles in the USTA girls' 18-and-under division. The duo won the Australian and U.S. Open girls' doubles titles. Nicole reached the second round in women's singles at the U.S. Open and this fall was 30-0 for the Peninsula High team.

Bruce Buchanan
MARIETTA, GA.
Buchanan, 52, a periodontist, became the first over-50 athlete to break 10 hours in the Ironman Triathlon, when he crossed the line in 9:52:36 to shatter the over-50 record he had set in 1991 by 16:33. He swam 2.4 miles in 1:01:55, biked 112 miles in 5:19:14 and ran 26.2 miles in 3:31:27 to place 194th overall and complete his fifth of six Ironmen.

Natalie Williams
TAYLORSVILLE, UTAH
Williams, a senior outside hitter, led the UCLA women's volleyball team to a 29-0 regular-season record with 4.84 kills per game and the sixth-best hitting percentage in the country (.412). She was named Pac-10 women's Player of the Year and she led the two-time national-champion Bruins to the NCAA Final Four.

Alex Smith
BROOKEVILLE, IND.
Alex, a senior running back at Franklin County High, set state rushing records for a single game (417), single season (3,024) and career (6,895 on 832 carries) while leading the Wildcats to a 9-2 mark this season and a 35-10 four-year record. He has scored 105 TDs and 662 points in his career and has been nominated for Mr. Indiana Football.

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