PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. > Cycling
Jake, a sophomore at Pembroke Pines Charter High, defeated a field of 76 over a 45-mile course in Augusta, Ga., for the 15--16 age group title at the U.S. National Road Race Championship. Racing on the zMotion junior team, he mounted a final uphill attack with five miles to go and won by 33 seconds. Jake won the Florida State Criterium title for all 15- and 16-year-olds in May.
OAKLAND > Track and field
Trinity, a senior at St. Mary's High, won gold in the 100-meter hurdles at the World Youth Championships in Lille, France, with a wind-legal U.S. youth record of 13.11 seconds—the second-fastest youth time in history. In June she won the same event at the USA Junior Championships; in February she ran the fourth-fastest 60-meter indoor hurdles in U.S. high school history (8.28).
REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. > Fencing
Isaac, a junior at Summit Prep Charter High, defeated Peter Pak of Roslyn, N.Y., to win a gold in men's under-16 saber at the North American Cup in Reno. He also tied for bronze in the under-19 age group and won team gold and silver in seniors and under-19 competition, respectively, to win medals in all of his saber events. Isaac is a member of the U.S. Cadet World Cup team.
GILBERT, ARIZ. > Waterskiing
Erika, a sophomore at Mesquite High, broke her own national record with 8,990 points to win the tricks category at the Junior U.S. Open, held at Mystic Lakes in Maize, Kans. She also placed second in jumping and fourth in slalom to win the girls' overall title. Erika, who is ranked No. 1 in the world in tricks for ages 17 and under, is the youngest member of the U.S. Elite team.
MIDLOTHIAN, VA. > Baseball
Lowery, a senior catcher at James Madison, received the Johnny Bench catcher of the year award, leading the nation in runs (80), RBIs (91) and total bases (200) and finishing second in slugging percentage (.797) and home runs (24). A fourth-round pick of the Indians last month, Lowery powered the Dukes to the CAA regular-season and tournament championship titles.
Kody Engle and Winn Ratliff
STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS, AND LEESVILLE, LA. > Rodeo
Engle, a recent graduate of Tarleton State, won in breakaway roping and placed 40th in goat tying to win the women's all-around title at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. Ratliff, a senior at McNeese State, placed fourth in bareback riding and fifth in bull riding to win the men's all-around.
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