August 18, 1989 |
OK, so another girl played high school football. Another story about becoming one of the boys. Big laughs over locker-room arrangements. All the usual stuff. So what's so different about this one? Well, Katie Beck, who played football at Simi Valley High in her freshman and sophomore years, parlayed those experiences into cycling and, last week in the Junior National Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo., overcame numerous mechanical failures to place in the top 10 in five events.