PORTLAND > Tennis
Alex, a senior at Cleveland High, won his fourth straight state Class 5A singles title to help the Warriors to their first team championship. He finished his high school career with a 50--0 record, having never dropped a set. Alex and 2010 6A titlist Zhenya Pereverzin of Clackamas are Oregon's only tennis players to win four titles.
June 13, 2010
OMAHA > Track and Field
LaQue, a junior at Omaha North High, was first among all classes at the state meet in the triple jump (40'3¾"), 100-meter hurdles (14.18) and long jump (20'2¾"), and won the Class A 300 hurdles (45.13) to help the Vikings to their first class title. Her triple jump at the Omaha North Invite was the nation's best this year (42'4").
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MIAMI > Baseball
David, a sophomore shortstop at Westminster Christian, homered twice in a 13--5 Class 2A semifinal win, tying Florida's single-season mark (19). The next day he went 2 for 2 as the Warriors won a second straight title. Also WCS's starting quarterback, David was The Miami Herald's Class 4A-1A athlete of the year.
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PHOENIX, MD. > Lacrosse
McFadden, a senior midfielder at Maryland, had two goals and an assist while holding All-America attacker Katrina Dowd scoreless as the Terrapins defeated Northwestern 13--11 in the NCAA Division I title game. McFadden, a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year, was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.
MAUMEE, OHIO > Track and Field
Nwanna, a senior at Case Western Reserve, won the decathlon at the NCAA Division III championships (7,056 points) with seven personal-best finishes over the two-day event. The school's first track and field national titlist in 20 years, Nwanna is a two-time All-America in both the decathlon and the indoor pentathlon.
ORLANDO > Golf
Changkija, a junior at Nova Southeastern, shot even par (284) to win the four-day NCAA Division II individual championship by six strokes over Newberry's Maria Luz Besio and lead the Sharks to their second straight team title. Last year's co-runner-up, Changkija is a three-time D-II player of the year. She qualified for July's U.S. Women's Open.
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