Lutz and Zell, both 18, were named co-winners of the Junior Equestrian of the Year award by the American Horse Shows Association. Lutz, a hunter-seat rider who learned to ride by exchanging stable work for lessons, won two national junior titles in 1991, the U.S. Equestrian Team Equitation Medal Finals and the ASPCA Maclay Equitation Finals, after only one year of serious training. Zell, who rides saddle seat, has won two of the three national junior equitation titles in his specialty—the AHSA Saddle Seat Equitation Medal and the National Horse Show Final—as well as 10 world-championship titles. He was also a member of the '92 U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup team, which earned a silver medal.
Matson, 52, set U.S. women's 50-54 age-group records in the 800-meter run (2:25.29), the 1,500 (4:57.44) and the 10,000 (37:29) at the National Masters Track & Field Championships in Spokane. She holds 12 national age-group marks and has been the No. 1 woman runner in her age group in eight of the past 11 years.
Konecka, a 5'11" senior forward on the Providence Day girls' basketball team, had 47 points and 31 rebounds in leading the Chargers to an 86-72 defeat of North Iredell High. After missing last season with a knee injury, she has returned to lead the team in three categories, with 40.6 points, 13.7 rebounds and 4.9 steals a game at week's end.
Ingraham, a 5'2" junior right wing on the Maine hockey team, scored four goals in an 8-3 defeat of New Hampshire. Through Monday he led Division I in goals, with 33. He also had 25 assists and three hat tricks for the Black Bears, who were 28-0-2 and ranked first in the Albany Times Union poll.
Bob, a senior wrestler at Milton High, has won 123 consecutive matches, second best in Pennsylvania high school history, since suffering his only loss early in his freshman season. Bob, who is competing in the 125-pound class this year, has in three previous seasons won state championships at 112,119 and 125 pounds.