Name: Zachary J. Ballard
Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Breaking four out of five swimming records at the Carroll County Invitational Swim Meet
Residence; hometown: Mount Airy; Ellicott City, HowardCounty
Education: sixth-grader at Mount Airy Middle School
Family: Father: John, 47, a lawyer with AVEMCO in Frederick; Mother: Ann, 47, member of the Carroll County School Board; brother: Jack, 15, asophomore at South Carroll High School
Place of worship: St. Michael's Catholic Church, Poplar Springs, Howard County
Activities/hobbies: Swims with the Monocacy Aquatics Club in Frederick County and West Howard Swim Club in Woodbine; enjoys baseball and baseball card collecting, tennis, reading and music
Accomplishments: At 1991 Carroll County Invitationals, he broke the record for 100 individual medley, 50 freestyle, butterfly and backstroke, and came in second in the breast stroke; at the qualifier for the Maryland State Zone Team, he placed fifth in his age group; at the Tri-State Championship in Hagerstown, Washington County, he took first place in butterfly and back, and fourth in individual medley
Recipient's comments: "At the time I broke the records, I didn't expect to break them. I expected to do it at a bigger meet against harder competition because I usually go faster under pressure."
Nominations: Call 876-8771, 857-0550 or (800) 829-8000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays; you also can FAX your information to 876-0233.