Faces in the Crowd: Oct. 12, 2015

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Faces in the Crowd: October 12, 2015
    Fiona O'Keeffe
    Davis, Calif. > Cross-country
    Fiona, a senior at Davis Senior High, won the 5K Stanford Invitational in 16:32.10, the top time in the nation this season A week earlier she took the three-mile De La Salle Invitational in a course-record 16:41.00. The two-time defending CIF Division I champion, Fiona was fourth in last year's Nike Cross Nationals

    Grant House
    Maineville, Ohio > Swimming
    Grant, a junior at St. Xavier High, anchored the U.S.'s gold medal win at world juniors in Singapore with a 1:49.29 leg in the 900-meter freestyle relay; the team set a junior world record by 1.6 seconds (7:13.76). A six-time state champ, he led the AquaBombers to a seventh Ohio Division I title and the NISCA national championship last season.

    Carnae Dillard
    San Antonio > Volleyball
    Dillard, a 5' 8" senior outside hitter at North Texas was named MVP of the Tilsa Invitational after leading the Mean Green with 20 kills, 10 digs and a season-high .487 hitting percentage in a 3–0 sweep of Tulsa. The 2014 Conference USA player of the year, she was leading D-I with 5.34 kills per sent and 390 total kills at week's end.

    Tharzan Laurore
    Boston > Football
    Tharzan, a senior running back, defensive back and kicker filling in at quarterback for Cathedral High, ran for three touchdowns, passed for another and returned an interception for a TD in a 36–26 come-from-behind win over Pope John Paul II High of Hyannis. He had nine rushing touchdowns and three pick-sixes last season.

    Kim Wyant
    East Meadow, N.Y. > Soccer
    Wyant, 51, guided Division III NYU victory over the City College of New York, her first win as the only woman serving as head coach of an NCAA men's soccer team. The MVP of the first women's NCAA championship as a player for Central Florida in 1982, she was the goalkeeper on the first U.S. women's national team and had 16 caps.

    Trent Theroux
    Riverside, R.I. > Open-water swimming
    Theroux, 47, a finance director and adjunct professor at Johnson & Wales, completed the first solo swim aroun Aquidneck Islant in Narragansett Bay, a 41.5-mile journey, in 16:20. Temporarily paralyzed in 2002 when a boat propeller sliced his back muscles and spine, he raise $40,548 for the National Spinal Cord Injury Association with his swim.

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