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September 30, 1996
Jodi Jensen WICHITA, KANS.
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September 30, 1996

Faces In The Crowd

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Jodi Jensen

Nadine Oppliger

Jensen, 37, a mother of two, bowled a three-game series of 823 to break by one pin the Kansas women's record set three months earlier by her 67-year-old mother, Oppliger. Jensen rolled games of 276-279-268 during play in the Monday Draftees summer league at Thunderbird Bowl. She was the state women's individual champion in 1987 and was voted Wichita's woman bowler of the year in '94 and '95. Oppliger, a grandmother of six, set the old record by rolling games of 277-277-268 during Monday Draftees winter league play. She won the Kansas women's title in '76 and '78 and is the oldest woman in the U.S. to roll a sanctioned 800 series.

Travis Minor
Travis, a senior all-state running back at Catholic High, carried 30 times for a school-record 318 yards and four touchdowns in a 48-33 defeat of De La Salle High, of New Orleans. Earlier, in a 32-28 win over Carencro High, he ran 25 times for 218 yards and two TDs and had a 56-yard touchdown reception.

Lisa Reitsma
Reitsma, a junior All-America outside hitter, set two school records while leading the Nebraska women's volleyball team to wins over New Mexico and BYU. She set marks for kills in a three-game match, with 28 against the Lobos, and for attack attempts in a match, with 84 against the Cougars.

Paul Narcessian
Narcessian, a retired dentist who recently turned 85, broke his own U.S. record for 84-year-olds by 1'11�" when he threw the 8.8-pound hammer 75'8" in July. He already held the age-84 world record for the 11-pound hammer, with a throw of 58'4�" in May.

David Proctor
Proctor, 31, an investment banker, won his third national men's doubles squash championship when he and partner Jamie Heldring of Philadelphia defeated the team of Peter DeRose of Buffalo and Peter Maule of Toronto, 15-11, 12-15, 15-12, 10-15, 15-13. Proctor won his other titles in '89 and '90.