Here are Faces in the Crowd for the week of March 2, 2015
Jaylen, a 6-foot-7 senior forward at Wheeler High, had 32 points and 17 rebounds in an 87-68 victory over Douglas County High in the Class 6A state tournament round of 16. A member of the U.S.’s gold-medal FIBA Americas 18-and-under team, Jaylen was named MVP of the City of Palms tournament in December.
Catherine, a senior at North Highlands High, ran the New Balance girls’ mile at New York City’s NYRR Millrose Games in 4:50.66 to win by .36 of a second. A week later she took home the 800-meter title at the New Jersey Meet of Champions in 2:11.89. Catherine will run at Stanford.
James, a senior at Port Jefferson High, won the New Balance boys’ mile at the 108th Millrose Games by .44 with a time of 4:11.25. Two weeks earlier he was first in the 1,000 meters at the Armory Invitational in 2:26.75, then the best time in the nation this season. (It ranked third at week’s end.)
Chanelle, a 5-foot-6 junior guard at Konawaena High, had 27 points to lead the Wildcats past Lahainaluna High 51-41 for the Division 1 title. She was named the state tournament’s most outstanding player. Hawaii’s reigning Gatorade player of the year, she averaged 15.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists.
Boyd, a senior forward at Minnesota, led the Gophers to a sweep of Ohio State, scoring the game-winner in a 4-2 victory and then a hat trick in a 6-2 win. Despite missing seven games with a broken right foot, he led the team with 15 goals through Sunday and had the NCAA’s top shooting percentage (.288).
Lydia, a junior at the University of Missouri’s online High School — Mizzou K-12 Online, and her one-year-old Bedlington terrier (aka Tony) beat 91 other teams to win the Westminster Kennel Club’s Junior Showmanship title. Lydia earned a $6,000 scholarship.