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Faces in the Crowd
July 12, 1993
Michael Marx SOUTH BEND, IND.
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July 12, 1993

Faces In The Crowd

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Michael Marx

Leslie McFarland Marx
Michael, 35, and Leslie, 26, who are husband and wife, dueled to dual individual titles at the National Fencing Championships. Michael out-touched 1991 NCAA foil champion (and this year's NCAA �p�e titlist) Ben Atkins of New York City 5-2, 6-4 to win the foil crown. Since '77, Michael has won the foil title eight times, a record for that event. In the women's �p�e final Leslie beat Margo Miller of Santa Monica, Calif., 4-6, 5-3, 6-4 for her first national title in four years of competing in the championships. In addition, Michael's brother Robert, 36, lost 1-5, 2-5 to Atkins in the �p�e final. Thus the Marx brothers failed to duplicate their feat of 1985, when Michael and Robert won the foil and the �p�e, respectively.

Chris Woodruff
Woodruff, a junior-to-be at Tennessee, won the NCAA men's singles tennis championship with a 6-3, 6-1 defeat of Georgia's Wade McGuire. Woodruff, the top-ranked college player in the nation, lost only four service points to McGuire, who had defeated him in two of their three previous meetings.

Amy Cappello
Amy, a recent graduate of Riverside High, struck out eight batters and walked none in pitching the 21st no-hitter of her high school softball career, a 14-0 defeat of Quigley Catholic. Her four-year record was 59-9, and she allowed just 59 earned runs while striking out 739 batters in 437? innings.

Tim McRae
McRae, 22, established U.S. records in both the snatch (297.5 pounds) and the clean and jerk (363.7) in winning his third 141-pound U.S. Weightlifting Federation championship in five years. An eighth-place finisher at the 1992 Olympics, McRae was named the outstanding male lifter at the national meet.

Steve Bobbins
Robbins, 50, a management professor at San Diego State, established, by .57 of a second, a 50-54 age-group world record when he ran a hand-timed 10.83 in the 100 meters at a masters meet in Santa Ana. Earlier this year he set age-group indoor world records in both the 60 (7.39) and the 200 (24.23).