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FACES IN THE CROWD
Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
July 23, 2012
ALEX PERKINS
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July 23, 2012

Faces In The Crowd

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ALEX PERKINS

WESTPORT, CONN. > ROWING

Perkins, a freshman at Washington, in the stroke seat helped lead the freshman men's eight to a three-length victory over Brown in the Temple Cup, for collegiate crews, at the Henley Royal Regatta in Henley-on-Thames, England. The Huskies' freshman crew was undefeated for the season, including wins at the Pac-12 championships and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association nationals. Last year, as a rower at Kent (Conn.) School, Perkins was a member of the junior national team.

DESTINEE GAUSE

REYNOLDSBURG, OHIO > TRACK AND FIELD

Destinee, a senior sprinter at Reynoldsburg High, was the only athlete, male or female, to win four events at the Ohio Division 1 state championships, leading the Raiders to their fourth consecutive team title. She won the 100 meters (11.95 seconds), the 200 (23.91) for the fourth straight time and anchored the 4 × 100 (45.99, a state record) and the 4 × 400 relay teams (3:50.33) to amass 12 career titles, another state record. She will compete at Florida next year.

RYAN KEAFFABER

WABASH, IND. > BASEBALL

Ryan, a junior lefthander at Northfield High, he pitched the Norsemen to their second straight state 2A title with a 3--2 win over Evansville Mater Dei, capping a school-record 16--0 season on the mound. He allowed seven hits and struck out nine, including the final batter with the tying run on second. Ryan batted .426 this season and broke the school's single-season record for doubles (12) and RBIs (45). He is just 12 wins away from breaking the alltime Indiana high school record for pitchers.

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