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FACES IN THE CROWD

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GRACE ZIMMERMAN

• Track and Field

• Hazen, N.D.

Grace, a recent graduate of Hazen High, won the 100 (12.44), 200 (25.20) and 400 meters (56.50) to lead the Bison to their fourth straight Class B title. Her 400 time was a state record.

JENNIFER LEONHARDT

• Softball

• Louisville

Leonhardt, a rising junior righthander at Southern Indiana, beat St. Anselm twice in a sweep for the Division II title. The tournament's Most Outstanding Player, she went 5--0 with a 1.44 ERA.

MANUEL MESA

• Baseball

• Bronx, N.Y.

Mesa, a rising senior centerfielder at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla., led the NAIA World Series in hits (13), runs (eight) and total bases (21), lifting the Fire to their first title. He was named the tournament's MVP.

QUENTIN GRIMES

• Basketball

• The Woodlands, Texas

Quentin, a 6'4" guard and recent graduate of College Park High, had 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists to carry the U.S. to a 113--74 win over Canada and the FIBA Americas U-18 gold medal. He will play at Kansas.

CHRISTIAN THOMAS

• Lacrosse

• Wrentham, Mass.

Thomas, a rising sophomore attack at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass., had three goals and seven assists in the Division II final, a 23--6 win over St. Leo. His 10 points were one shy of the tournament mark.

TOBIAS MUELLERS

• Track and Field

• Burlington, Vt.

Muellers, a recent grad of Williams College, won the Division III decathlon with a school-record 6,969 points, in only his third year competing in the event. He was All-America in the decathlon and heptathlon in 2017.

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