PACIFIC PALISADES, CALIF. > TRACK AND FIELD
Cami, a recent graduate of Harvard-Westlake School, won her second straight girls' Dream Mile at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York City in 4:39.64, improving on her winning time last year by nearly three seconds. Her finish, the nation's second fastest this season, makes her the eighth fastest female high school miler of all time. She was the top U.S. finisher in the girls' 1,500 meters at last year's World Youth Championships in Lille, France, with a fifth place 4:17.12. Cami will compete at Stanford in the fall.
LEVONTE (KERMIT) WHITFIELD
ORLANDO > TRACK AND FIELD
Kermit, a junior at Jones High, won the boys' Dream 100 at the Adidas Grand Prix in 10.43 seconds against a 0.9 mph headwind. Undefeated this season in the 100 meters, he defended his 2A state title and ran his best race of the year at the Florida Relays in April (10.21, wind-aided). Last month Kermit captured the Golden South Classic and ran a 10.35 in the prelims for the fifth-fastest wind-legal time of the season. Last fall, as a wideout on the Tigers' football team, he ran a 4.43-second 40-yard dash.
MILFORD, MASS. > SOFTBALL
Shannon, a junior pitcher at Milford High, struck out 22 and allowed just one hit to lead the Scarlet Knights to a nine-inning 1--0 win over Malden High for the Division 1 state title and a perfect 25--0 season. A two-time Gatorade Massachusetts softball player of the year, she pitched three perfect games and eight no-hitters this season for a 0.08 ERA. Shannon also batted .463 with nine homers and 40 RBIs, and had a .888 slugging percentage. She has committed to Kentucky.
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. > BASEBALL
Thaddeus, a senior pitcher and shortstop at Frewsburg Central High, had his 189th career hit—a solo home run in his first appearance at the plate—to break the New York state record in a 17--5 win over Holland. He had a .562 batting average and 0.90 ERA to help the Bears to their sixth straight sectional title and third state semifinals appearance in four years. A member of the varsity team since seventh grade, Thaddeus will play at St. Bonaventure next year.
ARROYO GRANDE, CALIF. > WAKEBOARDING
Fleenor, a senior at Chico State University, won the women's A final at the Collegiate Wakeboard National Championships in Guthrie, Okla., with 77.67 points, which also clinched the team title with one event remaining in the competition. The only female to land a heelside back roll (an inverted cartwheel) at the meet, her win helped the Wildcats score 430 total points across the men's and women's events to defeat runner-up Wisconsin by 15. It was the team's second title at the event in three years.
PETER BAUM PORTLAND
KATIE SCHWARZMANN SYKESVILLE, MD. > LACROSSE
Baum and Schwarzmann, junior attackers at Colgate and Maryland, respectively, received the Tewaaraton Award as college lacrosse's top players. The nation's scoring leader (97 points), Baum led the Raiders to their first NCAA tournament victory. Schwarzmann, second nationally in goals (72), helped the Terps to a fourth straight ACC crown.
All the world's a stage, including—fittingly enough in the land of Shakespeare—the opening ceremony for next month's London Olympics. Director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) has concocted a three-hour show meant to evoke the Bard's The Tempest. As Games kickoffs go, it should truly be a brave new world, given this sampling of the goodly creatures (and other elements) Boyle plans to include:
1 CRICKET TEAM
1 PARADE OF NURSES
2 MOSH PITS
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