Tuesday April 21st, 2015

Faces in the Crowd: April 6, 2015
 
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    Claire Liu
    Thousand Oaks, Calif. > Tennis
    Claire, a freshman at Century Academy, beat Hungary's Fanni Stollar 6-1, 6-3 in the final of the Orlando Women's $10,000 Tournament, held at the Orlando Tennis Centre, to become the youngest female player (14 years, 9 months, 25 days) to win a UTSA Pro Circuit event since Anna Kournikova in 1996. Claire is ranked No. 1,215 in the ITF standings.

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    Ahmed Abdel Khalek
    Cairo, Egypt > Squash
    Khalek, a junior at Bates, came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Columbia freshman Osama Khalifa 3-2 to take the College Squash Association national title in Princeton, N.J. The top seed, Khalek extended his winning streak to 42 matches; he last lost in the CSA semifinals in his freshman year. He finished this season 25-0.

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    Daloria Boone
    Milledgeville, Ga. > Track and Field
    Daloria, a freshman at Baldwin High, set two national records for ages 15 to 16 at the Youth Indoor Championships in Landover, Md. Her long jump of 18 feet, 11.25 inches beat the previous age-group mark by 16 inches, and her 7.18 in the 55-meter dash lowered the record time by .09 of a second. Daloria also won the 200 (25.61) and the 400 (58.53).

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    Jaron Brooks
    Lexington, Ky. > Track and Field
    Jaron, a junior at Henry Clay High, won the high jump at the New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City with a leap of 6 feet, 11.5 inches. In February, he broke the state indoor record with a personal best 7'1", the top indoor jump in the nation this year. Jaron started high jumping last spring; before this winter he had cleared only 6'4" in competition.

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    Mikayla Pivec
    Lynwood, Wash. > Basketball, Track and Field
    Mikayla, a 5'10" junior wing at Lynnwood High, racked up 31 points and 17 rebounds in a 54-42 victory over Seattle's Cleveland High, the two-time defending state champ, in the Class 3A final. She averaged 20.4 points and 12.1 boards on the season. Mikayla also holds school records in the 800 meters (2:13.5), 1,600 (4:56.1) and javelin (130 feet, 0 inches)

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    Eric Hsieh
    Laguna Niguel, Calif. > Baseball
    Hsieh, a senior first baseman at Yale, was batting .460 through Sunday to lead Division I in hitting. Last week he went 2 for 3 with three walks in an 8-7 extra-inning victory over UMass-Lowell and 5 for 5 with one walk and three RBI in a 23-8 rout of Hartford. Hsieh also went 5 for 5 in a 9-5 win over Towson in March.

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