Faces in the Crowd

August 16, 2009

Tyree Bastidas
BROOKLYN > Handball
Bastidas, a freshman at Kingsborough Community College, was the boys' 19-and-under singles champion at the U.S. Handball Association's National Three-Wall Juniors competition, his seventh singles title in his last seven tournaments. He also won the division doubles title, with Ricky Ortiz, and recently won the National One-Wall juniors event.

Stephanie Hudson
WINNETKA, ILL. > Sailing
Hudson, a freshman at Boston College, won the Club 420 boat division with teammate Rebecca King at the U.S. Youth Sailing Championships. Earlier this year Hudson was named one of six junior all-stars by Sailing World and was the top U.S. finisher (16th), along with King, in the 470 class at the junior women's world championships in Greece.

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Gunnar Nixon
EDMOND, OKLA. > Track and Field
Gunnar, a junior at Santa Fe High, won intermediate-division titles in the decathlon and the 400 hurdles (53.95 seconds) at the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympics. At the USA Youth Track & Field Championships, he won the decathlon, 110 hurdles (14.79) and high jump (6'6¾").

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Marielle Hall
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. > Track and Field
Marielle, a senior at Haddonfield Memorial High, won the young women's division titles in the 3,000 meters (9:56.10) and the 1,500 (4:33.62) at the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympics. In the spring she was the New Jersey Group 2 champion in the 1,600 meters and the 800, setting a state meet group record in both races.

Joey Flattery
FORT DODGE, IOWA > Baseball
Joey, a senior at St. Edmond High, went 2--0 with 17 strikeouts in three games of the Iowa Class 2A tournament, helping the Gaels win their first state championship. He also had four hits and two RBIs in the title game. In the regular season Joey had a 9--0 record, an 0.98 ERA and 116 strikeouts. He will play for Iowa Central Community College.

Diana Finkel
SOUTH FORK, COLO. > Ultrarunning
Finkel, a 37-year-old teacher, won the Hardrock Hundred, a 100-mile endurance run through the San Juan Mountains, for the second year in a row. She covered the course, which has an average elevation of 11,000 feet and 66,000 feet of elevation gain and descent, in 27 hours, 18 minutes, beating the previous record by more than two hours.

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PHOTOCOURTESY OF V.B. PARAVATI (BASTIDAS) PHOTOALYSSA NALE/EASTSIDE STEPPERS TRACK CLUB (NIXON) PHOTOJAMES MCCRAY/HY-SYNC COMMUNICATIONS (HALL) PHOTOCOURTESY OF THE FLATTERY FAMILY (FLATTERY) PHOTOBEN WOODBECK (FINKEL) PHOTO

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