Faces in the Crowd

June 17, 2013

CHLOE AKIN-OTIKO

BELLEVUE, NEB. > TRACK AND FIELD

Chloe, a freshman at Bellevue West High, won all-class gold medals in the 100 and 200 meters at the state meet and earned the Class A long jump title with a leap of 18'9". She won the 100 by .20 of a second in 12.00, the eighth-best finish in Nebraska history, and tied a 20-year-old Class A and state-meet record in the 200 (24.52). Chloe, who is also a point guard on the Thunderbirds' basketball team, helped Bellevue West to the Class A title game and was an All-Metro honorable mention.

GAGE BRYMER

IRVINE, CALIF. > TENNIS

Gage, a senior at University High, beat Alta Loma High's Victor Brown 6--4, 6--0 to seal his second straight undefeated season and become the first player in 59 years to win three consecutive CIF-Southern Section titles. In April he was the first player to win a third Ojai Tennis Tournament championship since Bobby Riggs 77 years ago. A month later Gage helped the Trojans win their fourth straight CIF-SS title and the inaugural SoCal Regional crown. The USTA's top-ranked junior, he will play at UCLA.

CLAIRE-LOUISE BODE

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA > ROWING

Bode, a junior at Ohio State, rowed stroke seat for the first varsity eight, leading the crew to third place in 6:23.19 at the Division I championships in Indianapolis to clinch the national team title, the program's first. With wins contributed by the second varsity eight and first varsity four, the Buckeyes had 126 points to defeat Cal by two. Last month Bode led her boat to victory at the Big Ten championships, where Ohio State also took team gold. She was named the Big Ten rower of the year.

NATHAN MARTIN

THREE RIVERS, MICH. > TRACK AND FIELD

Martin, a senior at Spring Arbor (Mich.) University, won the marathon at the NAIA national championships with a time of 2:19:18.70 to break the 28-year-old NAIA record by 1:49.52. It was his first marathon. He also won the 10,000 meters in 29:57.79 to become the second runner to win both events at nationals in the same year. In April, Martin broke a 37-year-old school mark in the 5,000 meters with a 13:52.70 finish at the Mt. SAC Relays, which ranked 23rd in the open field of 29 elite runners.

BROOKE HENDERSON

SMITHS FALLS, ONT. > GOLF

Brooke, a 10th-grader at Smiths Falls and District Collegiate Institute and Canada's top-ranked amateur, qualified for the U.S. Women's Open with a two-round eight-under 136, tying for first with NCAA champion Annie Park (USC) at Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, N.J. Last year, at 14, Brooke was the youngest ever to play in the Canadian Open. In January she won the Women's South American Amateur title in Bogotà, Colombia, and helped Canada to gold at the Copa de las Americas in Miami.

JASON HOPPE

SAUK RAPIDS, MINN. > BASEBALL

Hoppe, a junior righthander at Division II Minnesota State--Mankato, set an all-division NCAA record for consecutive scoreless innings with 551/3. His streak spanned 53 days and included four complete-game shutouts; it ended in a 6--5 win over St. Edward's that sent the Mavericks to their first D-II title game (an 8--2 loss to Tampa). An American Baseball Coaches Association All-America selection, Hoppe finished the season with an 8--1 record, 1.26 ERA and 99 strikeouts in 922/3 innings.

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THEY SAID IT

"I'd rather win in nine, but I guess anything less than 20 is good."

MIKE REDMOND Marlins manager, after his club beat the Mets 8--4 in 10 innings on Sunday, less than 24 hours after Miami needed twice that many innings to defeat New York 2--1.

GO FIGURE

0, 12

Total runs through the first 13 and the final three innings, respectively, of the White Sox' 16-inning, 7--5 win over the Mariners, the first time in MLB history that both teams put up at least five runs in a game that was scoreless through nine.

22

Lengths behind leader Percussion that 7--1 shot Calidoscopio was at the midway point of the 1½-mile Brooklyn Handicap at Belmont Park.

1

Length by which Calidoscopio beat Percussion for victory in the $200,000 Grade II stakes race, held the day before the Belmont.

21-0

Score by which Jordan beat Kuwait in a women's Asian Cup soccer qualifying match in Amman.

34

Round of the MLB draft in which the Diamondbacks selected Cory Hahn, 21, the former Arizona State outfielder and USA 18U national team member who was paralyzed from the chest down after a headfirst slide in 2011, in his third college game.

PHOTOG FIUME/GETTY IMAGES (REDMOND) PHOTOCOURTESY OF ANDREW CRAWFORD (AKIN-OTIKO) PHOTODAVID KENAS/DK SHOTS (BRYMER) PHOTOOHIO STATE DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS (BODE) PHOTOSPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS (MARTIN) PHOTOGRAIG ABEL/GRAIG ABEL PHOTOGRAPHY (HENDERSON) PHOTOMINNESOTA STATE ATHLETICS (HOPPE)

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)