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THREE RIVERS, MICH. > TRACK AND FIELD
Martin, a senior at Spring Arbor (Mich.) University, won the marathon at the NAIA national championships with a time of 2:19:18.70 to break the 28-year-old NAIA record by 1:49.52. It was his first marathon. He also won the 10,000 meters in 29:57.79 to become the second runner to win both events at nationals in the same year. In April, Martin broke a 37-year-old school mark in the 5,000 meters with a 13:52.70 finish at the Mt. SAC Relays, which ranked 23rd in the open field of 29 elite runners.
SMITHS FALLS, ONT. > GOLF
Brooke, a 10th-grader at Smiths Falls and District Collegiate Institute and Canada's top-ranked amateur, qualified for the U.S. Women's Open with a two-round eight-under 136, tying for first with NCAA champion Annie Park (USC) at Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, N.J. Last year, at 14, Brooke was the youngest ever to play in the Canadian Open. In January she won the Women's South American Amateur title in Bogotá, Colombia, and helped Canada to gold at the Copa de las Americas in Miami.
SAUK RAPIDS, MINN. > BASEBALL
Hoppe, a junior righthander at Division II Minnesota State--Mankato, set an all-division NCAA record for consecutive scoreless innings with 551/3. His streak spanned 53 days and included four complete-game shutouts; it ended in a 6--5 win over St. Edward's that sent the Mavericks to their first D-II title game (an 8--2 loss to Tampa). An American Baseball Coaches Association All-America selection, Hoppe finished the season with an 8--1 record, 1.26 ERA and 99 strikeouts in 922/3 innings.