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July 9, 1987

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ University of Florida twins Dennis and Denise Mitchell have been named to the United States track team for the Pan American Games next month in Indianapolis.

Both were named as relay members. Dennis will compete in the 400-meter relay, while Denise will run in the 1600-meter relay.

The 21-year-old twins are natives of Sicklerville, N.J. Dennis is entering his junior year at Florida this fall, while Denise will be a senior.

The school also said Denise Mitchell will compete in the 1600-meter relay at the World University Games in Yugoslavia this month. Another University of Florida student, senior Jeff Pigg, was picked to run the 1500 meters. He is from Rogersville, Mo.


MASON, W.Va. (AP) - Marilyn Lovander of Willmar, Minn., birdied the final hole to finish at 3-under-par 68 and take the second-round lead in the $18,000 Riverside Classic.

Lovander did not have a bogey Wednesday and finished 36 holes at 138, 4- under par. She takes a one-stroke lead over Candi Kessler of Charlottesville, Va., into Thursday’s final round of the Futures Golf Tour event.

Kessler on Wednesday shot a 69 on the par 71, 5,900-yard Riverside course.

First-round leader Kathy Budai of Glendale, Ariz., shot a 77 Wednesday and fell to eight strokes back at 146.

Sue Johnson of Hanover, N.H., and Rhonda Reilly of Carmel, Ind., are tied for third at 141 going into Thursday’s final round. Johnson shot a 69 Wednesday while Reilly shot a 70.


BRYN MAWR, Pa. (AP) - Martina Navratilova, who won her eighth Wimbledon singles championship last week, will tune up for the U.S. Open by playing in a tournament at Bryn Mawr College, according to the tournament director.

Navratilova, who has won six consecutive Wimbledon singles titles, and Kathy Jordan, a veteran tennis pro from nearby King of Prussia, Pa., will be two of the eight women entered in the three-day tournament starting Aug 28, Barbara Perry, tournament director, said Wednesday.

The other six players have not been confirmed, she said.

Bryn Mawr is building a 3,500-seat stadium for the tournament and resurfacing the college’s courts with DecoTurf II, the same surface used at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadow, N.Y. The Open starts Aug. 31.


DENVER (AP) - Inga Benedict of Reno, Nev., won the 40-kilometer women’s individual time trial championship in the Rocky Mountain News Bicycle Classic.

Benedict finished Wednesday’s race in 56 minutes, 25 seconds.

The series of races are being used to determine the U.S. Cycling Federation 1987 National Road Championships and the Pan American Games Trials.

Rebecca Twigg Whitehead of Pasadena, Calif., was second at 57:08 and Jane Marshall of Albuquerque was third at 57:12.

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