Faces in the Crowd

June 24, 2013

CHASE BUCHHOLZ

PROVIDENCE > ROWING

Chase, a senior at the Moses Brown School, won the men's single sculls at youth nationals in Oak Ridge, Tenn., completing the 2,000-meter course in 7:12.9 to beat the defending champion by 2½ boat lengths. He and his Narragansett Boat Club teammates, Isaac Mocarski, Jon Dow and Eric Esposito, also won gold in the quadruple sculls (6:18.3). Last year Chase won gold in single and double sculls at club nationals and finished eighth in the double at junior worlds in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He will attend Harvard.

KETURAH ORJI

BUDD LAKE, N.J. > TRACK AND FIELD

Keturah, a junior at Mount Olive High, leaped 43' 9¼" to win the triple jump title at nationals in Greensboro, N.C. The jump broke her own state record, set 10 days earlier at the New Jersey Meet of Champions (42' 6½"), where she also won the long jump (19'2") to become the first girl to earn back-to-back MOC titles in both events. Keturah, who won the indoor national triple jump title in March with a state record 41' ¼", also landed the third-farthest long jump in state history this season (20'2").

CONNOR FIELDS

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. > LACROSSE

Connor, a junior attacker at Bishop Timon--St. Jude High (Buffalo), scored 11 goals in a 20--4 victory over St. John the Baptist (West Islip) to lead the Tigers to the Catholic High School Athletic Association Class 2A state title, extending his single-season New York state record to 129 goals. In May he scored six times in a 20--1 win over the Nichols School to break the previous mark (108), set 27 years ago. An Under Armour All-America selection, Connor has committed verbally to Albany.

HAVEN SHEPHERD

CARTHAGE, MO. > TRACK AND FIELD

Haven, an incoming fifth-grader at Carthage Middle School, won four gold medals at the Endeavor Games in Edmond, Okla., to qualify for the National Junior Disability Championships. Born in Vietnam, she was adopted at 19 months, five months after losing her legs below the knees. Competing in the girls' 11-and-under T-43 category on running prostheses provided by the Challenged Athletes Foundation, Haven won the 60 (13.98), 100 (21.12), 200 (51.68) and 400 meters (2:05.81).

RANDALL WILSON

QUEENS, N.Y. > CRICKET

Randall, a senior all-rounder at John Adams High, led New York City's Public School Athletic League in wickets this year with 20 for the 9--3 Spartans to earn the Wingate Award, given to each sport's most outstanding senior. A two-time Mayor's Cup MVP, he scored four career centuries, including a personal-best 164 runs not-out, and made the PSAL All-Star team all four years. A U.S. U-19 team member, Randall will compete in the Division One ICC Americas Championship in Toronto next month.

KEILANI RICKETTS

SAN JOSE > SOFTBALL

Ricketts, a senior lefthander, carried Oklahoma past Tennessee 4--0 for the school's second Division I championship; the victory came a year after the Sooners lost to Alabama in the title game. She drove in all four runs—three on a third-inning homer—and was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. A two-time USA Softball collegiate player of the year, Ricketts went 35--1 this season with a 1.23 ERA and batted .379. She will play for the U.S. in the World Cup of Softball in July.

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THEY SAID IT

"I may want to be a little bit more aerodynamic."

TYSON GAY U.S. sprinter, on his plan to shave the beard and bushier hair he grew during hard training this spring before competing in this weekend's national championships in Des Moines.

PHOTOJOHN MINCHILLO/AP (GAY) PHOTOREED BUCHHOLZ (BUCHHOLZ) PHOTOCHRISTOPHER LOTSBOM FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (ORJI) PHOTOPETER FIELDS (FIELDS) PHOTOALEXANDRA FENWICK/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (SHEPHERD) PHOTOROBERT TROTTA (WILSON) PHOTOOU ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS (RICKETTS)

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