Jorge Torres, WHEELING, ILL.
Torres, a sophomore at Colorado, won the Iowa State Pre-National Invitational 10-km in 30:31, 17 seconds better than the time of Stanford senior Thomas Murley. Torres, who earlier this fall took the Rocky Mountain Shootout 8-km in 25:24, also led the Buffaloes' men to the team title.
Cedric Benson, MIDLAND, TEXAS
Cedric, a senior running back at Lee High, carried the ball 22 times for 209 yards in a 44-7 win over Franklin High of El Paso to break the state Class 5A career rushing record of 6,189 yards set in 1993 by Jerod Douglas of Judson High in Converse. He'll play for Texas next year.
Melissa Macomber, VIRGINIA BEACH
Macomber, a sophomore forward at Columbia, scored twice to help the Lions overcome a 2-0 deficit in the final 18:10 and beat Brown 3-2 for Columbia's first conference road win in four seasons of playing the sport. Macomber is second on the team with 11 goals in 14 games this year.
Genius Chidzikwe, MUTARE, ZIMBABWE
Chidzikwe, a junior at SMU, won the ITA Men's All-American singles championship—the second leg of the collegiate Grand Slam—by beating Duke senior Marko Cerenko 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the final. Chidzikwe, a member of Zimbabwe's Davis Cup team, is 8-1 this fall.
George Kazakos, BARTONSVILLE, PA.
Kazakos, 53, the coach at Freedom Senior High in Bethlehem, got his 300th career victory when his Patriots defeated Allen High of Allentown 3-1. Kazakos coached Freedom to a state title in his rookie season of 1983 and has also won 10 league crowns.
Darren Haydar, MILTON, ONT.
Haydar, a junior forward at New Hampshire, was the MVP of the Ice Breaker Tournament after getting three goals and two assists in two games. Haydar got the game-tying goal with 8:59 remaining in the semifinal against North Dakota and then scored twice in a 7-3 defeat of Colgate in the final.