Ashton Bardzell | Ramsey, N.J. | Baseball
This is an article from the June 22, 2015 issue
Ashton, a senior centerfielder at Ramsey High, hit his 18th and final home run of the season in a 5--3 win over Pequannock High in the North Jersey Section 1, Group 2 state semifinals to tie Mike Trout's New Jersey record, set in 2009. Ashton hit .586, tied the school mark with 55 RBIs, had 27 stolen bases and led the nation in homers. He will play at Hartford.
Madison Wiltrout | Connellsville, Pa. | Track and Field
Madison, a sophomore at Connellsville Area High, won a repeat 3A javelin title with a throw of 182'8", to beat the runner-up by 47'6". At the regional qualifier in May her heave of 185'8" broke the national mark, set in 2012, and is top-ranked among world juniors this year. Madison, a former baseball pitcher, first picked up the javelin last year.
Seville Amos Jr. | Detroit | Lacrosse
Seville, a senior middie and captain at Southeastern High, Detroit's only public school team, led the Jungaleers with seven goals this season. A recipient of a U.S. Lacrosse scholarship and Detroit's first public schooler chosen for the Senior Showcase state all-star game, Seville will play football and lacrosse at Division III Adrian (Mich.) College.
Kate Smith | Detroit Lakes, Minn. | Golf
Kate, a junior at Detroit Lakes High, shot a seven-under 137 to win her fourth straight Class 2A championship by two strokes at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan, Minn. She is only the second girl in Minnesota history to win four titles; her first came as an eighth-grader. Kate has verbally committed to Nebraska-Lincoln.
Andre De Grasse | Markham, Ont. | Track and Field
De Grasse, a junior at USC, became the first sprinter in eight years to win both the men's 100 and 200 meters at the NCAA championships. He took the 100 in a wind-aided 9.75 seconds, the second-fastest college time ever under any conditions, and less than an hour later he won the 200 in 19.58, the best any-conditions time in NCAA history.
Dakota Wood | Hazen, N.D. | Track and Field
Dakota, a senior at Hazen High, won her third straight pair of titles in the 100-meter hurdles (14.54) and the 300 hurdles (44.10) at the Class B state meet, breaking her own school records in both. She also placed second in the 100 and 200 to lead the Bison to the state title. The Class B track athlete of the year, Dakota will attend North Dakota State.
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