Stephen Martinez, SANTA FE
Stephen, a Pojoaque High senior, won the state Class 3A
championship despite losing a shoe about 200 meters into the
5,000-meter race at Red Rock State Park. Running with a bare left
foot, Stephen finished in 17:27, leading the Elks to a team
Eileen Nicole Rodriguez, PONCE, PUERTO RICO
Rodriguez, a University at Albany freshman, has served 200 aces
this season, breaking the NCAA single-season record of 171, set
in 1991. She is averaging 1.85 aces per game (also a record), and
she is already the Great Danes' career leader in aces.
Alex Tilson, BURLINGAME, CALIF.
Tilson, 32, won the Silicon Valley Speedster Ultra Classic in
Stanford in 2:51:48, which, pending ratification, would set a
world record for a 50-km road race. His time was also better than
the American track record for that distance.
Alexandra Shube, MARBLEHEAD, MASS.
Alexandra, a senior goaltender and team captain at Marblehead
High, tied a national high school record for consecutive shutouts
with 21. The league MVP, she led the Magicians to a 23--1 record
and an appearance in the state Division 3 finals.
Marcus Mason, POTOMAC, MD.
Marcus, a senior running back at Georgetown Prep, set state
career records in rushing yards (5,790), touchdowns (86) and
points (520) while leading the Little Hoyas to a 9--0 record and
a 29game unbeaten streak. He averaged nearly 10 yards per carry
in his career.
Brooke Nord, CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO
Brooke, a freshman at Walsh Jesuit High, defeated junior Kendall
Swenson of Laurel School 6--0, 6--1 to win the state Division II
title. Brooke led the Warriors to a team championship and
completed her season undefeated in 31 matches.
Margaret Veazie, DEXTER, MAINE
Veazie, 43, coached Dexter High to a 2--1 win over Hall-Dale
High, giving the Tigers their third consecutive Class C title and
their fourth in five years. Dexter came back after trailing at
halftime for the first time all year; the victory was its 45th
straight under Veazie.