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ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

May 20, 1997

Amanda Beard

Irvine, Sophomore; Swimming

Beard stepped out of her normal routine and helped the Vaqueros win the Southern Section Division I team title by winning the 100 freestyle in 51.86 seconds, the fastest in the county this season. She also won the 100 breaststroke (1:02.10) and was named swimmer of the meet with teammate Danielle DeAlva.

Joyce Cabuhat/Badminton

* Magnolia, senior. Won the girls' singles title at the section individual championships, defeating Alhambra's Stella Ng, 11-3, 11-9.

Sarah Higham/Track and field

* Mission Viejo, junior. Cleared 11 feet 9 inches, the best county mark this season by seven inches, during the Division II preliminaries.

Erica Sorgi/Diving

* Capistrano Valley, freshman. Won the Division I title (568.10 points), breaking the 13-year-old section record held by Wendy Wyland (554.50).

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