Name: Steve Kartalia
Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Finishing ninth in the 10,000 meters with a time of 29:15 at the Olympic Trials in New Orleans last weekend
Residence; hometown: Pendleton, S.C.; Westminster
Occupation: Fisheries biologist with the South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Department
Education: Earned a master's degree in fisheries biology at Clemson (S.C.) University; earned a bachelor's degree in biology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.; graduate of ,, Westminster High School
Family: Wife: Natalie, speech pathologist; Mother: Jill, employed at Chamber of Commerce in Westminster; Father: David, lawyer in Westminster; Sisters: Sarah, teaches English in France, and Anna, student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore
Activities/hobbies: Fishing, hiking, camping and canoeing
Accomplishments: Made the National Junior team in the 5,000-meter in 1984, two-time state cross country champion at Westminster High, set the Wake Forest school record in the 10,000-meter run; selected to the Atlantic Coast Conference Honor Roll for student-athletes
Recipient's comments: "I'm very pleased and excited about the race and was thrilled to be down there. I was happy with the outcome; I ran a solid race. Of course, you have dreams of a better outcome [the top three finishers qualify for the Olympic Games], but it was a good experience."
Nominations: Call 876-8771, 857-0550 or (800) 829-8000, Ext. 6595, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays; you also can FAX your information to 876-0233.