Faces in the Crowd

July 11, 2010

Rusty Komori

HONOLULU > Tennis

Komori, in his 17th year as the boys' tennis coach at Punahou School, led the team to a seven-point victory over second-place Kalani at the state championships to take the program's 20th straight title, breaking the national high school tennis record held by Englewood (Colo.) since 1990. Bernard Gusman led the Punahou girls' team to its eighth straight title.

Olivia Baker

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. > Track and Field

Olivia, an eighth-grader at South Orange Middle School, won the youth girls' long jump (16' 7") as well as the 400 (55.98) and 800 meters (2:23.38) at the USA Track & Field New Jersey championships. She also anchored the winning 4 √ó 400-meter relay team (4:01.69). In March she set a meet record in the junior high 400 at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships (57.01).

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Stetson Allie

OLMSTED FALLS, OHIO > Baseball

Stetson, a senior pitcher at St. Edward High, struck out 16 in an 8--3 win over Elder to lead the Eagles to the state Division I championship, their second in three years. He also struck out nine and was 5 for 5 with two RBIs in a 7--6 win over Mayfield in the quarterfinals. The Pirates selected Stetson 52nd in the MLB draft.

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Maddie Meyers

SEATTLE > Track and Field

Maddie, a sophomore at The Northwest School, won the inaugural Jim Ryun Dream Mile at Randall's Island in New York City with the nation's top high school outdoor time this year (4:41.93). A two-time Washington Class A cross-country titlist, she won the outdoor 1,600 and 3,200 meters at the Class A championships for the second straight year, and won the 800 as well.

Chris Ward

MCKINNEY, TEXAS > Golf

Ward, a senior at Texas Tech, shot an opening-round 64 and led wire to wire through all four rounds of the 2010 Texas Amateur Championship. He shot 270 overall to finish three under par and win by five strokes. In April, Ward became the first Red Raider golfer to win a Big 12 individual title and was later named to the all-conference team.

Tess Swing and Hannah Alexander

LEXINGTON, N.C. > Softball

Tess and Hannah, both senior pitchers at North Davidson High, led the Lady Black Knights to a 33--0 record, state Class 4A title and No. 1 national ranking. In the postseason Tess was 3--0 and Hannah was 4--0—with a no-hitter and a perfect game—and was named the 4A tournament MVP.

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PHOTOSAMUEL BAKER (BAKER) PHOTOVICKIE WOLF (ALLIE) PHOTODIANE CASSIDY (MEYERS) PHOTONORVELLE KENNEDY (WARD) THREE PHOTOS

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)