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FACES IN THE CROWD
Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
October 03, 2011
GYASI ZARDES
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October 03, 2011

Faces In The Crowd

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RENO > TRIATHLON

Copeland, a 47-year-old accounting manager, won six gold medals and was named Outstanding Female Athlete at the World Transplant Games in Göteborg, Sweden. She won her 40--49 age group's 3K run, team 3K run, 5K cycling time trials, 20K cycling road race and 1,500-meter run and was the top female finisher in the virtual triathlon—a composite of the 3K run, 20K bike race and 400-meter swim. Copeland had a liver transplant in 1998. Her donor's family has joined her at four U.S. Transplant Games.

DAN MARINO

WEST CORNWALL, CONN. > FLY-FISHING

Marino, a freshman at UConn, won individual silver at the FIPS-Mouche youth world fly-fishing championship on the Tiber River in Sansepolcro, Italy, to lead the six-member U.S. squad to team gold. They defeated 10 countries for the first team title, youth or adult, in U.S. fly-fishing history. Marino caught 55 trout, the longest measuring 42 cm (16.5"), for 36,380 points. The team caught a total of 217 trout and grayling to outdistance runner-up Italy's 184 fish.

ANDREA MARSH

PANAMA, N.Y. > FOOTBALL

Andrea, a 5'8", 145-pound senior defensive back and a team captain at Panama Central, had two interceptions in a 33--22 win over division rival Clymer Central, including a pick on the game's last play. Through Sunday the two-year defensive starter and backup wide receiver shared the team lead in interceptions (three) and had 26 tackles to help the Panthers to a 3--1 start. Last year she finished the season with 55 tackles and two fumble recoveries. She's the only female starter in her division's eight teams.

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