Faces in the Crowd: March 16, 2015

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. Jackie Young

Princeton, Ind. > Basketball

Jackie, a 6-foot junior guard at Princeton Community High, scored 36 points in a 72-44 win over Tippecanoe Valley to become the first Indiana girl to surpass the 1,000-point milestone for a season, and lead the Tigers to their first 3A state title. She averaged 32.4 points and 10.6 rebounds this season and has verbally committed to Notre Dame.

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. Cameron Thatcher

Powell, Ohio > Diving

Cameron, a junior at Olentangy Liberty High, broke the state one-meter record by 38.05, scoring 650.85 at the CSG Invitational. He also won the Division I state title with a state-meet-record 630.90 points. Last September, Cameron and teammate Jordan Windle were fifth in the three-meter synchronized event at the junior worlds in Penza, Russia.

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. Carissa Yip

Andover, Mass. > Chess

Carissa, a sixth-grader at Doherty Middle School, went unbeaten at the Legends of Chess tournament at the Boylston Chess Club in Cambridge to become the youngest U.S. girl (11 years, five months and 18 days) to reach national master status. She defeated master Chris Williams in the last round to push her rating past 2,200.

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. Michael Lihrman

Rice Lake, Wis. > Track and Field

Lihrman, a senior at Wisconsin, won his second straight Big Ten indoor weight throw title with an NCAA record heave of 83' 11.25". His throw was the second-best ever by an American indoors and ranks No. 3 in the world. The defending Division I collegiate weight throw champ, Lihrman was third in the hammer at last year's NCAA outdoor championships.

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. Sarah Thompson

Evanston, Ill. > Swimming

Thompson, a senior at Williams, lifted the Ephs to the NESCAC title and was named swimmer of the meet for the second straight year. She won three events: the 200-yard freestyle (1:51.25), the 500 free (4:56.40) and the 1,650 (a conference meet record 16:53.55). Thompson also led Williams to four relay titles and won the Four-Year High Point Award.

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