Tuesday May 12th, 2015

Faces in the Crowd: May 4, 2015
 
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    Jesse Reiser
    McHenry, Ill. > Track and Field
    Jesse, a senior at McHenry West High, ran the 3,200 meters at the Arcadia (Calif.) Invitational in 8:52.00, the top high school time this season. The state's two-time cross-country runner of the year, he was eighth at the Foot Locker nationals in December, and is the reigning Class 3A cross-country and 3,200 champ. Jesse will run for Illinois.

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    Vashti Cunningham
    Las Vegas > Track and Field
    Vashti, a junior at Bishop Gorman High, set a national high school record with a high jump of 6' 4.25" at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., breaking the mark set in 2009 by .25". It was the third-best jump in the world this season. The defending state champ in the high and long jumps, Vashti is the daughter of former NFL QB Randall Cunningham.

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    Joe DeMers
    Martinez, Calif. > Baseball
    Joe, a senior righthander at College Park High, pitched a perfect game for a 9-0 victory over Monte Vista High in the Falcons' home opener. His next two starts at home were no-hitters: a 3-0 win over Concord High and an 11-0 victory over Northgate High. Through Sunday, Joe was 8-0 with an 0.26 ERA. He will pitch for Washington.

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    Ashley Luke
    Oak Creek, Wis. > Basketball
    Ashley, a 6'1" junior forward at Western Illinois, was named the Division I Academic All-America player of the year. A political science graduate student who had a 4.0 GPA majoring in journalism and poli sci as an undergrad, she averaged 19.7 points and 11.4 rebounds and has 67 straight games of double-digit scoring, the second-longest active NCAA streak.

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    Cheng-Tsung Pan
    Miaoli County, Taiwan > Golf
    Pan, a senior at Washington, tied for first with an eight-under 208 in the Lamkin San Diego Classic at the San Diego Country Club for his seventh career win, a school record. The fourth-ranked college player in the U.S. and the No. 5 amateur in the world, Pan is the first golfer to be named a four-time semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award.

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    Shelby Miller
    Sugar Land, Texas > Softball
    Penn State infielders Miller, a sophomore, and her teammate Reina Furuya, a junior, hit fourth-inning grand slams in a 15-5 win over Wisconsin. It was the sixth time in NCAA history that teammates had achieved the feat in the same inning.

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    Reina Furuya
    Waipahu, Hawaii > Softball
    Furuya, a junior, and her teammate Shelby Miller, a sophomore, hit fourth-inning grand slams in a 15-5 win over Wisconsin. It was the sixth time in NCAA history that teammates had achieved the feat in the same inning.

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