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Faces in the Crowd

Sept. 08, 2008
Sept. 08, 2008

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Sept. 8, 2008

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
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  • Amazin' 36

    Do you believe in miracles? The '69 Mets certainly do—and when they look at the upstart Rays, they see plenty of parallels with their own remarkable run. Will it happen again?

  • Dodgers win, Dodgers lose, Dodgers come, Dodgers go, but one truth remains constant: Vin Scully—half a century in the L.A. booth—remains the play-by-play gold standard

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Faces in the Crowd

Andretti Bain
NASSAU, BAHAMAS > Track and Field

This is an article from the Sept. 8, 2008 issue

Bain, a graduatestudent at Oral Roberts, won an Olympic silver medal for the Bahamas as part ofthe 4√ó400 relay team. The Golden Eagles' first medalist, he ran the lead leg in45.92. In 2008 he became the sixth athlete to win the NCAA indoor and outdoor400 championships in the same year.

CourtneyMathewson
ANAHEIM HILLS, CALIF. > Water Polo
Mathewson, a recent graduate of UCLA, won the Peter J. Cutino Award as thenation's top collegiate female water polo player. An attacker, she scored 111career goals, including 54 as a senior, and had 11 in NCAA tournaments as theBruins won the national title in each of her four seasons.

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Landon Hatfield
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. > Speedskating

Landon, a seniorat Albemarle High, is the 2008 U.S. Short Track Junior Men's national champion.He won the 500, 1,000 and 1,500 meters, the last in junior-record time(2:27.633), and will compete in this month's American Cup, which is a World Cupqualifier.

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Jake Bohn
KENTWOOD, MICH. > Wrestling

Bohn, a GeorgeMason--bound graduate of East Kentwood High, set the national record with 526takedowns this year and the Michigan career record with 1,365. He was 178--39in high school and qualified for the state championships four times, finishingas high as second as a senior at 160 pounds.

Tiana Yocam
ELBERT, COLO. > Rodeo

Tiana, a junior atKiowa High, won the National Little Britches Rodeo Association barrel racingchampionship in the senior girls' division on her horse, Midnight. She finishedsecond in barrel racing in her first Colorado Pro Rodeo Association event andhas won six other championship saddles.

Cat Hosfield
MURFREESBORO, TENN. > Softball

Hosfield, aTennessee-bound graduate of Riverdale High, is the National High School CoachesAssociation player of the year and will be inducted into its Hall of Fame. Sheset the national record for strikeouts as a junior with 659 in 257 innings andas a senior had 124 in 54 2/3 innings before breaking her ankle.

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