Ted Hatlen, SANTA BARBARA, CALIF.
Track and Field
Hatlen, 90, a retired drama professor, won four events in the 90-and-over division at the national masters indoor championships. He surpassed world records in the 60-meter dash (11.84), shot put (21' 9�") and high jump (3' 3"), and an American record in the long jump (7'�").
Mary Zorn, WARRENVILLE, ILL.
Zorn, a freshman at Texas A&M, won the women's individual title and led the U.S. to the team crown in the compound division at the world championships. Earlier, she set a women's college mark of 1,156 points while winning the collegiate indoor title and leading the Aggies to the team crown.
Rick Gotkin, ERIE, PA.
Gotkin, 41, men's coach at Mercyhurst College, is the only college hockey coach to guide the same school to the NCAA tournament in Divisions I, II and III. This year, he led the Lakers to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament tides, as well as a Division I berth.
Read Boon, DURHAM, N.C.
Boon, a sophomore at Kenyon College, won seven events at the Division III championships and helped the Lords win their 22nd straight divisional title. Boon, who was a member of four victorious relay teams, also won the 100-and 200-yard freestyle and the 200 individual medley.
Adrian McPherson, BRADENTON, FLA.
Adrian, a senior guard at Southeast High, was named Florida's Mr. Basketball after averaging 32.3 points, 4.4 assists, 9.5 rebounds and 5.7 steals this season. Adrian, who will play football and basketball at Florida State, was earlier named the state's Mr. Football.
Melissa Collins, SPLENDORA, TEXAS
Melissa, a sophomore pitcher at Splendora High, set a school single-season mark with 10 no-hitters and two perfect games while leading the Ladycats to an undefeated record in District 23-3A So far this year she has had 329 strikeouts (in 163 innings), breaking her own school mark of 233.