Tuesday March 8th, 2016

Faces in the Crowd: March 7, 2016
    Daniel Chang
    Johnson City, Tenn. > Swimming
    Daniel, a Science Hill High senior, set a Tennessee record in the 100-yard breaststroke at the all-class state championships (53.94 seconds). He also defended his 200 individual medley title in 1:46.52. A 14-time junior national finalist, Daniel was named Tennessee's outstanding male swimmer of the year. He will compete at Harvard.

    Macy Causey
    Yorktown, Va. > Motor Sports
    Macy, a freshman at York High, won NASCAR's Young Racer Award in Daytona after a 2015 late-model stock car racing season that included four top 10 finishes and a fourth place at Langley Speedway, where she earned the track's rookie of the year title. Macy's grandmother Diane Teel was the first woman to win a NASCAR-sanctioned race.

    Nick Coe
    Asheboro, N.C. > Wrestling, Football
    Nick, a senior at Asheboro High, defended his 285-pound title with a pin 96 seconds into the final of the Class 3A championships. He will compete for his third straight National High School Coaches Association heavyweight title in April. A defensive end who signed to play at Auburn, Nick had 178 tackles and a school-record 32.5 sacks in three seasons.

    Jasmine Nwajei
    Rockaway Park, N.Y. > Basketball
    Nwajei, a 5' 8" junior guard at Wagner College, scored 40 points, including a game-winning layup with 1.7 seconds left, to spark a 64–63 victory over Central Connecticut. Nwajei led all Division I players in scoring through Sunday, with 28.7 points per game. She also holds the school career scoring record, with 2,039 points.

    Dylan Gambrell
    Banney Lake, Wash. > Hockey
    Gambrell, a freshman forward at Denver, keyed a pair of 4–1 victories over Colorado College in a three-day stretch: He had a goal and two assists in the opening win, followed by a goal and an assist in the first collegiate hockey game played at Coors Field. Gambrell led the Pioneers with 39 points (13 goals, 26 assists) through Sunday.

    Sophia Rogers
    Mansfield Township, N.J. > Dog Handling
    Sophia, a homeschooled senior who also attends Burlington Community College, and her 6-year-old American foxhound (aka Bobby) won the Westminster Kennel Club's Junior Showmanship title in New York City. Sophia earned a $6,000 scholarship.

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