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FACES IN THE CROWD
May 28, 2012
BERNIE MONTOYA
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May 28, 2012

Faces In The Crowd

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BERNIE MONTOYA

YUMA, ARIZ. > TRACK AND FIELD

Bernie, a junior at Cibola High, won his second consecutive Division 1 state title at 1,600 meters (4:14.69) after losing his shoe midrace for the second straight year. In 2011 he kicked off his loose left shoe and injured his foot, ending his season. After being clipped from behind heading into the second lap this year, he stopped to put his shoe back on and closed a 50-meter gap to win. Bernie, who has the nation's top time in the 3,000 meters this season (8:18.81), also won the 800 and 3,200 titles.

STEPHANIE CANFIELD

ST. JOSEPH, ILL. > SOFTBALL

Stephanie, a senior centerfielder at St. Joseph--Ogden High, scored three total runs in back-to-back wins against Peotone High (7--2) and Prairie Central (4--2) to lead the Spartans to a perfect regular season and become the state's alltime runs leader (227, now 230). It was her second Illinois record this year: A week earlier she returned from a torn hamstring injury and set the career hits mark (254, now 268). Through Sunday, Stephanie was batting .671. She will play at Arkansas next year.

MARVIN KIMBLE

MILWAUKEE > GYMNASTICS

Marvin, a sophomore at Hamilton High who competes for Swiss Turners Gymnastics Academy, won the all-around Level 10 title for ages 14--15 at the men's Junior Olympic National Championships in Cincinnati. He won the high bars and parallel bars and was second in the rings to finish with a combined total of 176.300 points. Marvin was a member of the gold-medal-winning Pacific Rim Championships team and won his second straight Wisconsin title in March. He took the Region IV crown in April.

RYAN SKOMIAL

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