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FACES IN THE CROWD

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MASAI RUSSELL

• Track and Field

• Upper Marlboro, Md.

Masai, a recent graduate of Bullis School in Potomac, ran the 300-meter hurdles at the ISL championships in 40.16, the fastest time for a high schooler this year. Her 58.49 in the 400 hurdles was also the fastest in the country. Masai will attend Tennessee in the fall.

CURTIS BLAIR

• Soccer

• Chattanooga

Blair, 40, the coach of the boys' and girls' teams at Baylor School, led both squads to Division II-AA state titles. The girls defeated Briarcrest in penalty kicks last October, to finish their season 14-0-5; the boys defeated McCallie, also in PKs, in May to wind up 16-3-3.

EMILY CREEK

• Tennis/Skiing

• Longmont, Colo.

Emily, a rising sophomore at Niwot High, won the Class 4A doubles title with Annie Heinritz, beating a pair from Cheyenne Mountain 6--3, 6--4 to go 15--0 on the season; they lost just one set. Three months earlier while competing for the Nederland High squad, Emily took the slalom state title.

JOSH HOEY

• Track and Field

• Downingtown, Pa.

Josh, a recent grad of Bishop Shanahan, won the 800 meters at the USATF junior championships, finishing in 1:49.48. At the Last Chance Meet, in February, he clocked a 1:47.67 to shatter the national high school record in the 800 by 1.54 seconds. Josh will run at Oregon.

YEALIMI NOH

• Golf

• Concord, Calif.

Yealimi, a rising homeschooled senior, shot a 24-under 264 to win the Girls Junior PGA Championship at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington, Ky., by four strokes, breaking the record for the lowest score at the event. The runner-up last year, she earned a berth on the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team.

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