NORTH CANTON, OHIO
Aronda, 12, and Susan, 15, were first and second, respectively, in the overall competition at the AAU- USA Junior Olympics gymnastics meet. Aronda finished with 37.3 points out of a possible 40.0, and Susan had 37.0 points. Competing in the 12-to 14-year-old age group, Aronda placed first in the uneven bars, second in floor exercise and third on the vault and balance beam. Susan won the vault and was second on the balance beam in the 15- to- 18-year-old division. Aronda's performance earned her All-America honors for the second year in a row, and Susan was named All-America for the third straight year.
Weil, 50, a chemical company research and development manager, won the national criterium championship in downtown Augusta for bicyclists aged 50 to 54. Weil has won five consecutive Illinois state criterium crowns, six state road-race championships and two state 40K time trial titles.
Kathy, 12, a 5'11" shortstop, led her major league softball team for girls nine to 12 to its second straight league championship by getting 70 hits in 73 at bats for an average of .959. In 19 games she had 24 doubles, eight triples and 13 home runs, scored 76 runs and walked 19 times.
Khankham (Bob) Malaythong
Khankham, 12, who emigrated to the U.S. from Laos, won the under-14 boys' title for the second year in a row at the national junior badminton championships, in Wooster, Ohio. He also was third in the under-16 division and with his partner, Trevor Lai, won the under-14 doubles crown.
Kara, 16, won the girls' 18-and-under division at the national junior 9-ball championships for the second year in a row. The best pocket-billiard player in the nation among girls, Kara will represent the U.S. at the world 9-ball championships next year in Gong-Jou, China.