Faces in the Crowd: August 18, 2014

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Faces in the Crowd: August 18, 2014
    C.J. Cummings
    Beaufort, S.C. > Weightlifting
    C.J., a freshman at Beaufort High this fall, became the youngest lifter -- at 14 -- to set a senior U.S. record with a clean and jerk of 153 kilograms (337.3 pounds) in the 62-kg class (136.7 pounds) at nationals in Salt Lake City. Earlier this year he won the all‑around titles at Youth Pan Ams (62-kg) and youth nationals (ages 14 to 15, 69-kg).

    Caitlynn Moon
    DeKalb, Ill. > Swimming
    Moon, who will swim for Texas A&M as a freshman this year, won the 1,500-meter freestyle at YMCA long course nationals in Indianapolis in 16:40.05, smashing the YMCA record (below college level) by 19.42 seconds. She also set a YMCA mark in the 800 free (8:49.29) and won the 200 free (2:02.62). Moon competes for the DeKalb County Swim Team.

    John Driscoll III
    Ridgewood, N.J. > Golf
    John, 13, an eighth-grader at George Washington Middle School this fall, beat Garrett Mooney (Westfield) 5 and 4 to become the youngest golfer to take the New Jersey State Golf Association’s boys championship. A week earlier he won the New Jersey Junior PGA University Open, shooting a career-low 66 at Princeton’s golf course, followed by a 77 at Rutgers.

    Brooke Wilmes
    Johnston, Iowa > Softball
    Brooke, a freshman shortstop at Johnston High, hit a second-­inning grand slam, drove in five runs and scored four times to lead the Dragons to a 10-2 victory over Southeast Polk High for the state 5A championship. Named captain of the all-tournament team, the rising sophomore batted .538 this season and was a repeat all-state ­selection.

    Gabriel Wittosch
    Duluth, Ga. > Fly-fishing
    A rising freshman at Georgia, Wittosch won gold at the world youth championships on the Dunejac River in Nowy Sącz, Poland, to lead the six-man U.S. team to victory in an eight-team field. He caught 59 trout and grayling, the longest measuring 46.1 cm (18.1 inches), for 41,520 points. The U.S. reeled in 262 fish, 72 more than runner-up Poland.

    Kristen Gillman
    Austin > Golf
    Kristen, a junior-to-be at Lake Travis High, shot a tournament record 16-under 268 to win the Junior PGA Championship at Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas, by 11 strokes. She held sole possession of the lead in every round and earned a spot on this year’s U.S. Junior Ryder Cup squad. Kristen has verbally committed to Alabama.
    To nominate an individual for an upcoming edition of Faces in the Crowd, please email editor Alexandra Fenwick with a name, age, gender, hometown, sport, school and all relevant contact information, as well as a short summary of the athlete’s recent accomplishments.

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