This is an article from the June 18, 2012 issue
SOUTH PARK, PA. > TRACK AND FIELD
Bill, a senior at South Park High, broke the national high school javelin record with a throw of 246'9", winning the Pennsylvania 3A title in his first attempt. His throw surpassed the farthest marker at 220 feet out on the javelin field and nearly reached the woods beyond it, breaking the previous record by 2'7". Bill was unbeaten this season and set meet records at every invitational, including the Penn Relays (223'3"). Next year he will compete at Ohio State.
WINTER PARK, FLA. > ROWING
Kimmons, a freshman coxswain for the Winter Park boys' freshman eight, helmed the Wildcats to a come-from-behind victory at the Scholastic Nationals at Cooper River in Camden, N.J. Trailing in the 1,500-meter race until she called for a sprint at 250 meters out, the team won in 4:31.091, defeating runner-up St. Joseph's Prep by 1.552 seconds. A week earlier the crew won at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta in Philadelphia. In April it took first at states and at the Orlando city championship.
NORTH CHELMSFORD, MASS. > TRACK AND FIELD
Brown, a senior at Brandeis, won the 800 (1:55.31) and the 1,500 meters (3:47.94) at the University Athletic Association finals and was named the New England Division III outdoor runner of the year. Earlier this year he ran a 3:43.49 in the 1,500 for a school record and the fastest D-III time this season by more than three seconds. Brown, who finished third in the mile at the NCAA indoor championships, was named All-America for the second time after placing fourth in the 1,500 at the outdoor NCAAs.
QUEENS, N.Y. > FLAG FOOTBALL
Shantana, a senior quarterback at John Adams High, received the Wingate Award for athletic excellence in the New York City Public Schools Athletic League's inaugural flag football season. She led the city with 1,518 passing yards and 28 touchdowns and rushed for 657 yards and nine more scores to lead the Spartans to a 7--1 season and the Queens borough title. As a wideout Shantana had 14 catches for six TDs, and she returned two interceptions for scores on defense.
WINTER SPRINGS, FLA. > WATERSKIING
K.C., a recent graduate of The Master's Academy (Oviedo, Fla.), won his fourth straight slalom title at the Junior U.S. Open at Lake of Dreams in Jerseyville, Ill., successfully clearing two buoys with a rope shortened to 39½ feet in his fourth pass. A week earlier he won the slalom at the Junior Masters at Robin Lake in Pine Mountain, Ga., with the same score, tying his own Junior Master's record, which he already shared with fellow U.S. skier Ian Trapp, who first set the mark in 2003.
OVERLAND PARK, KANS. > TRACK AND FIELD
Alli, a junior at Shawnee Mission West, repeated as 6A state champion in the 800 and 1,600 meters and the 4 √ó 800 relay and added a fourth gold medal in the individual 3,200, winning by a whopping 20 seconds. She set a state meet record in the 1,600 (4:52.31), which she also won by more than 20 seconds. Winner of the state individual cross-country title last October, she was third in last Saturday's Dream Mile in New York City. Alli is Kansas's Gatorade girls' cross-country runner of the year.
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