Julia Hawkins | Baton Rouge | Track and Field
Hawkins, a 101-year-old former teacher, won the 50 meters at the National Senior Games in Birmingham, with a time of 18.31. She also set the world record for women 100 years of age or older in the 100 (39.62). Hawkins, who took up running last year, won eight Senior Games medals in the 5K and 10K cycling time trials from 1995 to 2001.
Tim Tawa | West Linn, Ore. | Baseball / Football
Tim, a recent graduate of West Linn High, batted .356 as a shortstop and went 7--2 with a 1.38 ERA for the Class 6A runners-up. A three-time Gatorade state football player of the year, he led the Lions to the 6A title in 2016, throwing for 3,989 yards with 55 touchdowns and just one interception. Tim will play baseball at Stanford.
Sukhman Singh | Carlsbad, Calif. | Swimming
Sukhman, a recent grad of Carlsbad High, won the 100-yard butterfly (49.35) and the 100 back (50.33) at the San Diego Section Division I championship, sweeping the events for a third straight year. As a junior, he took the fly in 49.52 and the back in 50.96; his times a year earlier were 51.05 and 53.30. Sukhman will swim at the University of Chicago.
Mia Davidson | Hillsborough, N.C. | Softball
Mia, a recent grad of Orange High, hit a two-run homer in a 3--2 win over Piedmont in Game 1 of the Class 3A championship, then walked three times in a 4--1 Game 2 victory for the title. A catcher, she batted .517 with 12 home runs and 50 RBIs this year and finished her career with a state-record 53 round-trippers. Mia will play at Mississippi State.
Vern Carey Jr. | Southwest Ranches, Fla. | Basketball
Vern, a 6'10" rising junior forward at the University School in Fort Lauderdale, had 19 points, five rebounds and four assists to lead the under-16 U.S. team to a 111--60 victory over Canada in the gold-medal game of the FIBA Americas. The son of a former NFL lineman, he averaged 14.0 points and 6.2 boards to win tournament MVP.
Kate Daugherty and Allison Stewart | Midland, Texas | Tennis
Kate, a recent graduate of Midland High, and Allison, a rising senior, defeated Polina Radchenko and Rylee Braeden of Cypress Falls in Houston 6--2, 4--6, 6--3 to win the Class 6A doubles title and finish the season unbeaten (45--0). In 2016 they came in third at regionals; in '15, they finished fourth.
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