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FACES IN THE CROWD
December 30, 1996
Dawn EllerbeCENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y.Ellerbe, 22, who graduated this month from South Carolina, set the U.S. record in the 20-pound weight throw with a toss of 69'10�", surpassing the mark she had established 10 months before by 11". At the 1996 outdoor NCAAs, she set the women's U.S. hammer mark (209'8").
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December 30, 1996

Faces In The Crowd

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Dawn Ellerbe
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y.
Ellerbe, 22, who graduated this month from South Carolina, set the U.S. record in the 20-pound weight throw with a toss of 69'10�", surpassing the mark she had established 10 months before by 11". At the 1996 outdoor NCAAs, she set the women's U.S. hammer mark (209'8").

Andy Roddick
BOCA RATON, FLA.
Andy, 14, won the 14-and-under national indoor tennis title by beating Roger Pastore of New Orleans 6-3, 6-4. In doubles he and Chris Martin of Tulsa were the 14-and-under U.S. clay court and Easter Bowl champions. Andy's brother, John, plays No. 1 singles at Georgia and is the 12th-ranked collegian.

Mary Ann Nelson
WAUSAU, WIS.
Nelson, 59, a retired hospital lab director, played lead as the Wausau Highlanders won the Silver Tea Kettle, given to the winners of the U.S. Women's Curling Association Senior Bonispel. Nelson, who was competing in her first national competition, made a team-high 75% of her shots.

Fred Whitfield
HOCKLEY, TEXAS
Whitfield, 29, clinched his second straight and third career calf-roping world title by finishing fourth at the National Finals Rodeo, in Las Vegas. He finished the season with winnings of $155,336 to beat out Joe Beaver of Huntsville, Texas, for the championship by $16,312.

Jenni Miller
KEARNEY, MO.
Miller, a senior basketball guard at Pittsburg ( Kans.) State, became the ninth woman to score 300 three-pointers in NCAA play when she sank four in an 86-59 win over Arkansas-Monticello. Amy Coon, the women's career three-point leader, made 365 for Clarion from 1991 to '94.

Ashley Recklau
LAKESIDE, CALIF.
Ashley won the 10-year-old girls' division at the Bicycle Motocross Grand Nationals to clinch the 1996 BMX Girl title. She and Cindy Davis, 19, of Stockton, Calif., each had 2,037 points in '96, but Ashley was named BMX Girl because she won 25 competitions during the year to Davis's 17.

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