Faces in the Crowd

July 01, 2013

HANNAH MEIER

GROSSE POINTE FARMS, MICH. > TRACK AND FIELD

Hannah, a senior at Grosse Pointe South High, set two Michigan records at the state meet to help the Blue Devils win their third straight Division I title. She beat her twin sister, Haley, by 3.37 seconds to win the 1,600 meters in a record 4:39.23, and won her fourth straight 800 title in 2:06.35, breaking her own state mark by 1.02 seconds. She also anchored the winning 3,200 and 1,600 relays. Hannah, who was second in the Dream Mile at the Adidas Grand Prix in May, will attend Duke with Haley.

KEEGAN THOMPSON

CULLMAN, ALA. > BASEBALL

Keegan, a pitcher-shortstop and recent graduate of Cullman High, was named Alabama's Mr. Baseball and became the state's first two-time Gatorade player of the year. He went 9--2 with a 1.25 ERA and 11.9 strikeouts per seven innings and batted .420 with nine home runs and 45 RBIs. Keegan, who won USA Baseball's International Performance of the Year in 2011 for leading the 16U team to gold at the World Youth Championships, has committed to play at Auburn.

KORI CARTER

CLAREMONT, CALIF. > TRACK AND FIELD

Carter, a junior at Stanford, won the 400-meter hurdles at the D-I championships in a collegiate-record 53.21, the fastest time in the world this season. She broke the previous NCAA mark by .33 of a second. A day later she took second in the 100 hurdles in 12.79. Stanford's record-holder in every indoor and outdoor hurdles event, Carter is a nine-time All-America, the Pac-12 women's track athlete of the year and a semifinalist for the Bowerman Award, the top honor in collegiate track and field.

ROSS KUKULA

OCEAN PARK, WASH. > GOLF

Ross, a senior at Ilwaco High, shot a five-under 139 at Lake Spanaway Golf Course to repeat as the Class 1A champion, leading the Fishermen to their fourth straight state title by 34.5 points with 132.5. He had one eagle and three birdies on the back nine on the second day for a 68, sealing his victory by eight strokes. The defending Washington junior champion (16- and 17-year-old division) and a member of the state's fifth-place Hogan Cup team in 2012, Ross has signed to play at Seattle.

JAYME LANGBEHN

ELK RIVER, MINN. > SOFTBALL

Jayme, a freshman centerfielder at Elk River High, reached over the fence twice to take away home runs in a 4--3 victory over Prior Lake High in the Class 3A title game. With the score tied 3--3 in the sixth, she fell over the mesh fence to snag one would-be homer; in the eighth, after scoring the go-ahead run, she made a second lunging grab to preserve the win. A member of the team since eighth grade, Jayme batted .467 and was named honorable mention all-state.

BRENDAN FOWLER

WANTAGH, N.Y. > LACROSSE

Fowler, a junior midfielder at Duke, won 20 of 28 face-offs in the Division I championship game in May to help the Blue Devils rally from a 5--0 deficit and defeat top-seeded Syracuse 16--10 for the second national title in program history. He was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Fowler, an All-America, broke the NCAA single-season record for face-off wins by 24 with 339, was third in the nation in face-off win percentage (.644) and second in ground balls per game (9.95).

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THEY SAID IT

"No. But close."

JACK NICKLAUS to a Miami Heat fan who spotted him in the crowd at AmericanAirlines Arena after Game 7 of the NBA Finals and said, "Hey, you're Arnold Palmer!"

GO FIGURE

17

Strikeouts by Pirates batters in a 4--0 win over the Reds, matching the highest total in any of Pittsburgh's 8,109 victories of nine or fewer innings since 1900.

$50,000

Amount new Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis paid Tampa Bay safety Mark Barron for number 24, which Revis wore the past six seasons as a Jet. (Barron will wear 23.)

1

Reigning British monarchs with the winning horse in the 206-year history of Royal Ascot's signature race, after Estimate, the 4-year-old filly owned by Queen Elizabeth II, took the Gold Cup by a neck.

7

Days in jail to which 72-year-old Alfred (Tom) Mead was sentenced for sneaking previously caught fish into the Park Rapids (Minn.) American Legion ice-fishing derby in February.

2

Total strokes on the par-3 6th at Riverpointe Golf Course in Richmond, Texas, taken by Lonnie Whitener and his 13-year-old son, Zach, whose back-to-back aces came on Father's Day.

PHOTOSIMON BRUTY/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (NICKLAUS) PHOTODANA KAISER PHOTOGRAPHY (MEIER) PHOTOCOURTESY OF THE THOMPSON FAMILY (THOMPSON) PHOTODON FERIA/ISIPHOTOS.COM (CARTER) PHOTOCOURTESY OF THE KUKULA FAMILY (KUKULA) PHOTOKEITH PAAP (LANGBEHN) PHOTODUKE PHOTOGRAPHY (FOWLER)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)