SUGAR LAND, TEXAS > SWIMMING
Simone, a rising senior at Austin High, swam the 50-meter freestyle in 25.01 for second place at nationals in Indianapolis, setting a record for 15-to-16-year-olds and qualifying for the world championships in Barcelona. She broke 2012 Olympian Missy Franklin's mark by .25 of a second. A member of First Colony Swim Team, Simone also placed third in the 100 free at nationals (47.73) to break another age-group record and earn a spot on the U.S.'s 4 √ó 100 relay team at worlds.
July 22, 2013
ST. PETERSBURG > TRACK AND FIELD
Trayvon, a recent Gibbs High grad, became the first U.S. high school sprinter to break 10 seconds in the 100 meters with a wind-aided 9.99 finish last month at the Great Southwest Classic in Albuquerque. In May, Trayvon won the 100 at the Golden South Classic in 10.27, the best non-wind-aided high school time in 2013. At the 3A state meet, he won the 100 title (10.45) and anchored the winning 4 √ó 100 relay. The Gatorade national boys' track and field athlete of the year, he will attend Baylor.
SALEM, ORE. > ULTRAMARATHON
Smith, 38, a pathologist and mother of two, was the top female finisher (18:37:21) in the Western States Endurance Run, a 100.2-mile race from Squaw Valley to Auburn in California. It was her fourth time completing the world's oldest 100-mile trail run, which climbs 18,090 feet and descends 22,970. Smith, who finished 48th among women and 272nd overall last year, was ninth overall in a field of 383 in the second-hottest race in the event's 40-year history, with temperatures reaching 102°.
LEAWOOD, KANS. > GOLF
Chase, a recent graduate of Shawnee Mission East High, won both the Kansas and the Missouri junior amateur championships. He shot a six-under 210 to win the Kansas Junior at Quail Ridge Golf Course in Winfield by the largest margin of victory (eight strokes) in the tournament's 54-year history. He shot a seven-under 137 to win the Missouri event, at Paradise Pointe Golf Complex in Smithville, by four strokes. Chase will play for Kansas this fall.
CHARLOTTE > SOCCER
Jane, a striker and recent graduate of Charlotte Catholic High, scored 75 goals, the third-most in North Carolina history, to lead the nation this season. She also had 17 assists. Jane was named MVP of the state-title-winning squad as a sophomore and last season led the Cougars to the Class 3A championship game. The Mecklenburg County and Charlotte Observer player of the year, she is a three-time all-state selection. Jane will attend Appalachian State.
MCCORDSVILLE, IND. > WATERSKIING
Smith, 22, won his second straight Malibu Open men's slalom title, on Veterans Park Lagoon in Milwaukee, tying the world record by clearing two buoys with 43 feet off the rope. (It was shortened to 32 feet from 75.) He defeated the U.K.'s Will Asher, the world's top-ranked slalom skier, in the final. Smith ran the complete pass (six buoys) at 41 feet off the rope in three of the four previous rounds. He also tied the record in June at the Little Mountain Spring Pro Am 2 in Maiden, N.C.
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THEY SAID IT
"I will come and take your mustache in public."
MOHAMED AL FAYED Former owner (left) of the English Premier League club Fulham, to new owner Shahid Khan, who also owns the NFL's Jaguars, describing what he will do if Khan removes the unpopular statue of Michael Jackson that Fayed had erected outside Fulham's stadium.
Boats in the first of 15 opening-round races of the Louis Vuitton Cup in San Francisco Bay, after Italy's Luna Rossa Challenge sat out against Emirates Team New Zealand in protest of a rules change. The Louis Vuitton winner will face Oracle Team USA for the America's Cup in September.
Hits as a DH by the Red Sox' David Ortiz, the most in MLB history. Ortiz broke Harold Baines's record of 1,688 during an 11--4 win over the Mariners.
Price paid in Chichester, England, for the 1954 Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix race car driven by five-time world champ Juan Manuel Fangio, breaking the record for a car at auction by $13.3 million.
Age of Morgan Shepherd, who became the oldest driver (by six years) to start a NASCAR Cup race, the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire; he finished 41st.
Time in the Gold Coast Marathon for Australia's Michael Milton, who lost his left leg to cancer in 1982. The Winter Paralympic gold medalist broke the Guinness record for a marathon on crutches by 1:01:18.