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FACES IN THE CROWD
Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
July 30, 2012
DONDRE ECHOLS
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July 30, 2012

Faces In The Crowd

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DONDRE ECHOLS

UPPER MARLBORO, MD. > TRACK AND FIELD

Dondre, a recent graduate of Potomac High, finished first in the 110- (13.59 seconds) and 300-meter hurdles (36.26) and ran a leg in the winning 4 × 100 relay (41.08), setting state records in each event, to help the Wolverines win the 3A title. Last month, he won the 110 hurdles at the USA Track & Field juniors (13.56) to qualify for the world juniors in Barcelona, where he was the top American finisher, placing sixth (13.71). He will compete at South Carolina.

ANNA SMITH

VENETIA, PA. > TENNIS

Anna, who will be an eighth-grader at Peters Township Middle School, became the youngest player, at age 13, to win a title at the National Collegiate Clay Court Championships/West Penn Amateur, the nation's oldest continuously contested amateur tournament in Mt. Lebanon. She defeated Sarah Shashura, an incoming Duquesne recruit, 6--0, 6--0 for the women's singles crown. In the USTA's Middle States region, Anna is ranked third among 18-and-under girls.

SAM DEXTER

OAKLAND, MAINE > BASEBALL, ICE HOCKEY, FOOTBALL

Sam, a senior shortstop at Messalonskee High and a John Winkin Award finalist for Maine's best player, batted .475 and slugged .729 this season, leading the Eagles to a 6--3 win over Scarborough for the Class A state championship. He also scored a school-record 48 goals to lift Messalonskee to its first state title game in hockey, and led the football team to the semis with 1,786 all-purpose yards, 27 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Sam was named conference player of the year in all three sports.

ASHLEY PARK

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