Chris Solinsky, STEVENS POINT, WIS.
Chris, a senior at Stevens Point Area Senior High, won the Foot
Locker national championships in San Diego in 14:41, finishing 20
seconds ahead of Wesley Smith from Hudson, Ohio. Chris is a
three-time state Division I champion.
Emily Fleeman, MORRILTON, ARK.
Emily, a Morrilton High senior, was named MVP of the state AAAA
tournament after leading the Devil Dogs to a state title. Emily,
also the school's homecoming queen, had a season-high 16 kills in
the semifinals and closed the title game with a service ace.
William Trauth, LEONIA, N.J.
Wrestling, Football, Baseball
Trauth, 59, who has led The Buckley School's wrestling squad to
23 league championships and a 131-match winning streak, is
retiring from coaching after this year. Trauth has also led
Buckley teams to 26 league championships in football and 10 in
Caroline Ferrell, BLYTHEWOOD, S.C.
Caroline, a Ridge View High junior, won her third straight state
AAAA singles title with a 6--2, 6--1 victory over Sarah Shelley
of Myrtle Beach. She has played in the school's No. 1 singles
position since seventh grade and has a 71--2 record since
Drew Carden, LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS
Drew, a freshman at Clear Creek High, hit a hole in one on his
first ever hole of competitive golf. Playing in a junior varsity
tournament with a shotgun start, he aced the 166-yard 5th hole at
the Clear Creek Golf Course with a five-iron.
Gene Miller, CHARLOTTE, MICH.
Miller, 58, a retired GM assembly-line worker, won the Billings
Amateur Driving Championship, a race for top drivers in the East
and Midwest, at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Miller drove his
trotter Bingham to victory in 2:20.2 in the 131/416-mile race.
Adriane Blewitt, BOARDMAN, OHIO
Track and Field
Blewitt, an Ashland senior, threw a shot put 57' 8 1/2" at a
December meet, giving her the longest throw in all NCAA divisions
for 2002. An eight-time All-America, she has won Division II
indoor and outdoor championships in the event.
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