Gunnar Bentz | Atlanta | Swimming
Gunnar, a St. Pius X Catholic senior, won four titles at junior nationals in Irvine, Calif., setting meet records in the 200-meter breast (2:12.88) and the 400 IM (4:14.51). He also won the 200 free and helped his swim club set a national 17-to-18 age-group mark in the 4 √ó 200 free relay (7:30.87).
Simone Biles | Spring, Texas | Gymnastics
Simone, a homeschooled junior, won the senior all-around national title in Hartford. She took silver in all four events for 120.450 points, beating Olympic gold medalist Kyla Ross by .2. Last March, Simone was second in the American Cup in Greensboro, N.C., and won the City of Jesolo Trophy meet in Italy.
Grant Sherman | Kenton, Ohio | Football
Grant, a senior quarterback at Kenton High, led the Wildcats to 12 wins in 13 games at the National Select 7-on-7 championship in Hoover, Ala., including a 22--5 win over Byrnes (S.C.) High. During the 2012 season he set an Ohio single-game passing record with 684 yards.
Leahi Camacho | Kailua-Kona, Hawaii | Swimming
Leahi, a Kealakehe High senior, became the youngest, at 17, to swim the 26-mile Kaiwi Channel, between the Hawaiian islands of Molokai and Oahu. She completed the open-ocean swim in 14 hours, 43 minutes, despite seven-foot swells and being stung halfway through by a Portuguese man-of-war jellyfish.
Jeff Evans | Cedar City, Utah | Golf
Evans, 23, a Southern Utah School of Business student, shot a course-record 62 at a Utah Section PGA Pro-Am at Palisade Golf Course in Sterling with a 10-under 26 on the back nine that included six birdies and two eagles. It is thought to be the second-lowest nine-hole score ever in competitive golf.
Emily Cavacini and Cooper Fisher | Shaler, Pa.; Middletown, Md. | Marbles
Emily, 11, and Cooper, 12, won the girls' and boys' division titles at the National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J. They both beat out a field of 25 in the four-day event and won their finals 8--6.
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