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November 18, 1996
Anthony Thomas WINNFIELD, LA.
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November 18, 1996

Faces In The Crowd

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Anthony Thomas

Tom Wunderlin

Anthony, a senior running back for Winnfield High, and Tom, a senior rusher for Platteville High, each set a state high school career record. Anthony became the Louisiana touchdown leader, with 100, after he scored five TDs while running for 369 yards in a 40-14 win over Grant High in Dry Prong. He broke the mark of 99 set in 1995 by Cecil Collins of Leesville High. Tom became Wisconsin's top career rusher, with 5,454 yards, when he gained 275 in a 48-13 defeat of Prairie du Chien High. He outdid the record of 5,450 yards set in '92 by Jake Morris of Elk Mound High. Tom also holds the state scoring record of 578 points.

Shirley Hoaglin
Hoaglin, 61, won the women's title at the Country Club of Jackson for the 24th straight year and 29th time when she shot a 48-over-par 273 in three rounds to beat Betsy Youngdahl, 42, by four shots. Hoaglin holds women's course records at the local Cascades Park and Burr Oak courses, both with 71.

Johnny Torres
Torres, a junior forward on the Creighton soccer team, became the third Bluejay to get four goals in a game as Creighton beat the College of Charleston 5-0. In games in which he has had at least one point, the Bluejays are 32-3-1. On Oct. 17, the Colombian-born Torres became a U.S. citizen.

Nancy Pederson
Pederson, 45, the volleyball coach at Mother McAuley High, notched her 500th career win when the Mighty Macs, the reigning national champions, beat Benet Academy of Lisle 15-4, 15-3. In her 14 years at Mother McAuley she is 513-54 and has won an Illinois-record six Class AA state titles.

John Keston
Keston, 71, a retired actor, opera singer and theater professor who was born in London, broke the 70-and-over world record when he ran the Twin Cities Marathon in 3:00:58. Keston also holds 70-and-over world marks in the mile (5:34), the 3,000 meters (10:51) and the half marathon (1:25:04).