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Valley College sprinter Benjamin Green, formerly of Kennedy High, has signed a national letter of intent with Baylor.

Green, who led Valley to a conference championship in 1985 and finished third in the 400 meters in last season's state championship meet, competed in the 100, 200 and 400 sprints and the 400 relay at Valley. Green was the Mountain Valley Conference champion in the 100 meters last season.

Crissy Mills, 14, jumped 5-6 to win the state age-group high jump championship and the Junior Olympic regional championship last month. She also took the national title in Chicago reaching 5-7 3/4. Mills, who broke the national age group record this year with a jump of 5-8 1/2, will be competing in the Track City Classic international meet Saturday and Sunday in Eugene, Ore.

Angela Burnham of Rio Mesa High also will compete this weekend in Eugene. Burnham, the 1986 state meet champion in the 100 meters as a freshman, won the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the a national age-group competition in San Jose on July 5-6.

Competing in the intermediate division (for athletes born in 1970 and '71), the 14 year-old Burnham ran 12.02 in the 100 and 24.5 in the 200.

Lori Mertes, 13, of Northridge qualified in the high jump last Saturday for an Amateur Athletic Union national age-group competition at UC Riverside on July 31.

Competing in the youth division (for athletes born in 1972 and '73) at San Bernardino College, Mertes was the leading qualifier with a 5-4 effort.

Mertes, who competes for the Valley Striders, placed first with a 5-5 effort at a national age-group meet on July 4 in San Jose.

Shelli Mosby, a three-time NCAA Division II All-American at Cal State Northridge, has been named coach of the Crossroads High girls volleyball team. Mosby, who led the Lady Matadors to four consecutive appearances in the NCAA final, is a coach for the Southern California Volleyball Club, a junior development program.

Sports Digest was compiled by Heather Hafner.

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