Faces in the Crowd

March 25, 2013

REBEKAH DAHLMAN

BRAHAM, MINN. > BASKETBALL

Rebekah, a 5'9" senior guard at Braham High, scored 40 points to help the Bombers defeat Bold High (Olivia, Minn.) 79--42 in the Class 2A state quarterfinals, becoming the first girl and only the second player in Minnesota history to surpass 5,000 points. She broke the state girls' scoring record as a junior, and this season she averaged 35.6 points and was named the state's Gatorade player of the year for the second straight season. A McDonald's All-American selection, Rebekah will play at Vanderbilt.

CHANCE MARSTELLER

NEW PARK, PA. > WRESTLING

Chance, a junior at Kennard-Dale High (Fawn Grove, Pa.), won his third consecutive 3A state title with a 17--5 major decision over Garrett Peppelman of Central Dauphin High in the 160-pound final. Now 125--0 in his career, he also repeated as the state's most outstanding wrestler. Chance, who won his second straight PowerAde tournament title in December, is Flowrestling's top-ranked pound-for-pound wrestler in the country and is rated No. 1 nationally in his weight class by InterMat.

WESLEY FRAZIER

RALEIGH > TRACK AND FIELD

Wesley, a senior at Ravenscroft School, set a U.S. high school mark in the 5K at indoor nationals in New York City. Trailing by more than 12 seconds with less than 1,000 meters left, she edged defending champion and previous record holder Erin Finn by .01 in 16:18.01. She also won the two-mile race in 10:12.23, the fastest time ever by a North Carolina girl. Wesley, who took the outdoor national two-mile title last year, owns the state indoor and outdoor mile records. She will run for Duke.

EDWARD KIM

SAMMAMISH, WASH. > SWIMMING

Edward, a junior at Eastlake High, won the 50-yard freestyle in 20.11—the second-fastest time in state meet history and third fastest in the nation this season—and the 100 butterfly (48.00) at the Class 4A state meet. He has won a title each of the six times he's entered a state championship race, in five different events. For the second straight year, he was swimmer of the meet. Edward, who also swims for the Bellevue Club Swim Team, competed in the 100-meter free at the 2012 Olympic Trials.

VASHTI THOMAS

SAN JOSE > TRACK AND FIELD

Thomas, a senior at the Academy of Art University (San Francisco), scored 35 of the Urban Knights' 59 points at the NCAA Division II meet. She won the long jump (20'¾") and took the 200 meters by .002 of a second (23.428), to lead the program to its first title. She also placed second in the 60-meter hurdles, fourth in the triple jump and seventh in the 60 meters. Thomas, who transferred from Texas A&M two years ago to study illustration, was named the D-II track athlete of the year.

RYAN O'ROURKE

BETHLEHEM, PA. > ROWING

Ryan, a senior and team captain at the Lawrenceville (N.J.) School, won the junior men's title by 6.5 seconds at the C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints world indoor rowing championships in Boston last month (6:02.4) to become the first American junior to win the 2,000-meter ergometer race since 2004. Last year he helped the Big Red win the Mid-Atlantic Prep League varsity eight crown and the Head of the Schuylkill men's high school four title. Ryan attended junior national team selection camp last year.

Divine Intervention

San Lorenzo, the Argentine soccer team that counts the newly installed Pope Francis among its card-carrying fans (the former Jorge Mario Bergoglio is number 88,235 on the club's list), wore his picture on its jerseys against Colón last Saturday—and, despite going down to 10 men after defender Mauro Cetto was sent off in the 32nd minute for insulting a linesman, won 1--0 on an own goal by Colón striker Rubén Ramirez.

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GO FIGURE

53

Age of Mitch Seavey, the oldest person to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Seavey, who covered the more than 1,000 miles in nine days, seven hours and 39 minutes, also won in 2004.

6

Consecutive World Cup downhill titles for Lindsey Vonn, whose season ended on Feb. 5 with a knee injury but who edged Slovenia's Tina Maze by one point when the final race was canceled by fog.

18

Depth, in feet, of the sinkhole in the 14th fairway of the Annbriar Golf Course in Waterloo, Ill., which opened under Mark Mihal, who suffered a dislocated shoulder and was rescued after 20 minutes underground.

14

Length, in seconds, of the amateur MMA bout in Yuba City, Calif., between Brandon Alexander and Aaron Britt, which ended in a no contest after they KO'd each other with simultaneous punches.

51.9

Length, in inches, of George Mason (Va.) High assistant girls' basketball coach Svetlana Pankratova's legs, a Guinness world record for women.

PHOTOVICTOR R. CAIVANO/AP (JERSEY) PHOTODARWIN NELSON PHOTOGRAPHY (DAHLMAN) PHOTOALEX BASTIAN (MARSTELLER) PHOTOSUSAN WASHBURN (FRAZIER) PHOTOSTEPHEN KIM (KIM) PHOTOLINDSAY SCHUTZMAN (THOMAS) PHOTOALEX LIN (O'ROURKE)

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)