BROOKLYN > TRACK AND FIELD
Strymar, a senior at Christopher Columbus High in the Bronx, set his second national high school record in as many weeks with a 1:17.58 in the 600 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at the Armory in Manhattan, breaking the mark he had set last year. Two weeks earlier he broke the record in the 500, running a 1:01.68 at the New Balance Games. Last spring he won the 800-meter title and finished second in the 400 in the New York City high school championships.
SPARKS, NEV. > GYMNASTICS
Ding, a senior uneven bars specialist at Georgia, scored 39.55 total points to win her first career all-around title, helping her sixth-ranked squad upset No. 3 Arkansas by less than one point (196.825--195.875). She won the uneven bars (9.95), tied for first in vault (9.90), tied for second in beam (9.85) and scored a 9.85 to tie for third in her first floor routine this season. The reigning NCAA uneven bars champ, Ding was tied for first nationally in all-around scoring through Sunday.
DULUTH > ICE HOCKEY
Connolly, a senior center at Minnesota-Duluth, had a hand in each goal of a 5--4 win over North Dakota. He scored twice and had three assists to avenge a 3--1 loss to the Fighting Sioux a day earlier, when he set up the Bulldogs' lone goal. The captain of the defending Division I champions, Connolly ranked second nationally in points (50) and assists (33) at week's end. Last year he finished third in points (59) and second in assists (41) to earn All-America honors.