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FACES IN THE CROWD
Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
September 05, 2011
RUDY KAHSAR
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September 05, 2011

Faces In The Crowd

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RUDY KAHSAR

BOULDER, COLO. > TRIATHLON

Kahsar, a 23-year-old chemical engineering graduate student at UC-Boulder, won the overall title at the age group national championships in Burlington, Vt., in 1:52:18. He was first in the 40K bike split (56:34), had a personal best in the 10K run (33:28) and was 35th in the 1,500-meter swim (20:36). In April he won the collegiate national championships; he is the first athlete to win both titles in the same year.

ALISSA BROOKS-JOHNSON

PE ELL, WASH. > TRACK AND FIELD

Alissa, a junior at Pe Ell High, won the 100- (15.42) and 300-meter (44.44) hurdles, 200 meters (25.58) and long jump (18' 0") to lead the three-person Lady Trojans to their second straight state title. She is the first girl to win four individual events at the 2B state meet. Her father had jokingly promised a Chevy Camaro if she won quadruple gold at states; he put the cash toward college and a Honda Civic.

MARCUS TITUS

TUCSON > SWIMMING

Titus, a 25-year-old national team member, set world records for the deaf in the 50-meter breaststroke (27.79), 50 free (23.46) and 100 free (51.42) at the World Deaf Swimming Championships in Portugal. He won five individual gold medals, one individual bronze, one relay silver and two relay bronzes to lead the U.S. to the team trophy. Earlier this summer he won bronze in the 100 breaststroke at nationals.

KELANI BAILEY

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