Melanie Kosoff, Sumner, Wash.
Kosoff, 23, a gymnastics coach, won a women's national title for the second straight year, this time in the 53-kilogram class. She established two U.S. women's records in her weight division with a clean and jerk of 113 kilos and a total (snatch combined with clean and jerk) of 192.5.
John Capel, Brooksville, Fla.
Track and Field
John, a senior at Hernando High, won the 100 meters at the Florida Relays in 10.40 seconds, the fastest time by a schoolboy this year, through Sunday. The 1997 titlist in the 100 and 200 meters at the National Scholastic Championships, he will play wide receiver and run track at Florida.
Ivan Lee, Brooklyn
Ivan, 17, got a bronze medal in the sabre at the 17-and-under world meet. He won all three of his bouts in the title round before losing to gold medalist Giacomo Guidi of Italy 15-12 in the semis. Ivan, who has been fencing for less than two years, was the top U.S. finisher at the meet.
Matt Morrisette, Virginia Beach, Va.
Matt, a junior co-captain at Cox High, established a national schoolboy record of 56.42 seconds in the 100-meter butterfly while winning the Group AAA state championship. It was his second Virginia title in the 100 fly in as many years.
Nancy Swider-Peltz, Wheaton, Ill.
Swider-Peltz, 41, set four women's 40-50 age-group world records, in the 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 3,000 meters, at the Olympic Oval Finale. A four-time Olympian (1976 to '88), she also established an age-group world mark in the 5,000 at the U.S. Olympic Trials earlier this year.
Kristy Loiselle, Appleton, Wis.
Kristy, a senior point guard at Kimberly High, led the Paper-makers to their second Division II state girls' title in three years, with 14 points and seven assists in a 53-39 victory over Mosinee High. She was named Wisconsin female player of the year and will play next year at New Mexico.