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Symone Mason | Miami | Track and Field

Symone, a recent graduate of Southridge Senior High, swept the 100 (11.70), 200 (23.48) and 400 meters (52.69) at the state championships in May, leading the Spartans to the Class 4A title. A month later she ran the 100 in 11.27 to set a meet record at the New Balance nationals. Symone will compete at Miami.

Matt Klotz | Cameron Park, Calif. | Swimming

Klotz, a rising sophomore at LSU, broke the deaf world record in the 50-meter backstroke at the 2017 Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey, last month, finishing in 26.26. He also set records at the '13 Deaflympics in the 100 (58.69) and 200 (2:07.43) backstrokes. Klotz, who was born deaf, has LSU's ninth-fastest time (48.07) in the 100-yard back.

Keely Rochard | Williamsburg, Va. | Softball

Keely, a recent graduate of Warhill High, struck out 16 batters in an 18-inning, 1--0 victory over Brookville to lead the Lions to their second straight 3A state title. The righthander went 26--0 this season with 19 shutouts while batting .333; she did not allow a run in 13 playoff starts over the past two years. Keely will pitch at Virginia Tech.

Jack Badini | Old Greenwich, Conn. | Hockey

Jack, a forward, led all playoff scorers with 17 points, including seven goals, as he helped the USHL's Chicago Steel win their first Clark Cup. He had an assist in the 3--2 clincher over Sioux City after scoring a team-high 28 goals and 42 points during the regular season. A third-round draft pick of the Ducks, Jack will play at Harvard.

Emily Kemp | Tampa | Flag Football

Emily, a rising sophomore wide receiver at Robinson High, had a 15-yard touchdown catch to help lift the Knights to a 28--6 victory over Miami Edison for the 1A state title. The TD was her 33rd of the season to set a FHSAA record. Emily caught 78 passes and set a school mark with 1,182 receiving yards. She was also named first-team all-state.

Reed Brown | Southlake, Texas | Track and Field

Reed, a recent graduate of Southlake Carroll, ran the mile in 3:59.30 at the St. Louis Festival of Miles in June, the fourth-best time ever for a high school runner. In May he won his second consecutive 6A state title in the 3,200 meters (8:58.02). Reed, the younger brother of former NFL kicker Kris, will compete at Oregon.

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