William, a sixth-grader on the Brunswick School's squash team, went 13-0 this season to lead the Bruins to their first New England Interscholastic Prep School title. William, the 1995 under-12 national champion, was 11 when he became the youngest player to make a varsity squad at Brunswick.
ROSE BUD, ARK.
Kelly, a junior second baseman on the Rose Bud High baseball team, hit what is believed to have been the first grand slam by a girl in a high school game when she belted a 290-footer over the rightfield fence in a 14-4 defeat of Quitman High. She was MVP of the Rose Bud softball team in 1995.
Lester, a 6'9" senior center for Glen Oaks High, was named Louisiana 5A player of the year after averaging 20.4 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots a game. He had 29 points and 24 rebounds in the Panthers' 82-58 victory over Rummel High in the state-championship final.
Bennett, 43, set an Alpine skiing descent world record by covering 262,070 feet in less than 12 hours in Atlin, B.C. He skied a 3,590-foot run 73 times in 11 hours, 50 minutes to surpass the previous 12-and 24-hour descent marks of 156,000 and 240,000 feet, respectively.
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
Kalinovskaya, a senior foilist on the Penn State fencing team, became the first woman to win four NCAA individual titles when she beat Sara Walsh of Notre Dame in the national final. The only other fencer to gain four crowns was sabreur Michael Lofton of NYU from 1984 to '87.
Courtney, a senior at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, ran the fastest mile ever by an Indiana high school girl when she finished in 4:49.46 al the National Scholastic Indoor Championships. Sherri Hoover of Woodlan High in Woodburn set the old mark of 4:49.54 in 1985.