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Faces in the Crowd

May 09, 2011
May 09, 2011

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May 9, 2011

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Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Kendell Williams

This is an article from the May 9, 2011 issue

KENNESAW, GA. > Track and Field

Kendell, a sophomore at Kell High who holds state records in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles, ran the nation's fastest time this year in the 100 hurdles (13.45), set a high jump meet record (5'10") and won the 300 hurdles at the Volunteer Classic in Knoxville, Tenn. At the New Balance Indoor Nationals in March she won the pentathlon with the event's third-best score (3,792).

Danny Aguilo

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. > Baseball

Danny, a sophomore at Elmont Memorial High, pitched a no-hitter with 21 strikeouts—the maximum possible—to tie a 42-year-old state record, allowing just two walks in a 12--0 win over Hempstead High. Danny, who won the team's Gold Glove award as a starting shortstop last year, has a 2.56 ERA with 48 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched through week's end.

Annie Kunz

GOLDEN, COLO. > Soccer; Track and Field

Annie, a senior at Wheat Ridge High and two-time all-state selection in soccer and track, had a school record 5'8" high jump at the Jefferson County Relays, then scored a hat trick in a 4--1 soccer win over Evergreen High the same day. In March she was named the Sportswomen of Colorado's all-around athlete; she will compete in both sports at Texas A&M.

Carson Barefoot

MAULDIN, S.C. > Lacrosse

Carson, a senior midfielder and team captain at Mauldin High, was named South Carolina's midfielder of the year after leading the Mavericks to the playoffs and setting a state single-season record with 67 goals, in only the second year that lacrosse has been a varsity sport in the state. Carson, who scored just four goals last season, was also named an All-America.

Kylee Botterman

NEW LENOX, ILL. > Gymnastics

Botterman, a senior at the University of Michigan, won the NCAA national title in the all-around (39.525) a day after becoming the first Wolverine to win the AAI award as the year's top senior D-I gymnast. A nine-time All-America, Botterman was also named Big Ten and Northeast Regional gymnast of the year in leading her team to its first Super Six finals since 2005.

Rick Baird

CHARLOTTE > Putt-Putt Golf

Baird, a 53-year-old IT manager, made 18 holes in one in 18 holes of play at the Richmond Open, held at the Putt-Putt Fun Center, to become the third person to shoot a perfect game since the Professional Putters Association was founded in 1959. Baird, who won the PPA national championship in 2007, has played on the tour since 1971.

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PHOTOCOURTESY OF KELL HIGH SCHOOL (WILLIAMS)PHOTOROBERT GATES/ELMONT HIGH SCHOOL (AGUILO)PHOTONANCY KUNZ (KUNZ)PHOTOBETH WARD (BAREFOOT)PHOTOU-M PHOTO SERVICES (BOTTERMAN)PHOTOJEFF MCDONALD (BAIRD)