T.J., a junior 145-pound wrestler at Mount Carmel High, beat Sean Lovelace of Lake Park High 17-6 to win his third state title. T.J. is 122-3 in his career. His brother Steve earned state crowns in '91 and '92, while another brother, Joe, now at Iowa, won four championships between '90 and '93.
Emily, a freshman swimmer at Xavier Prep, and Seaquist, 58, her coach, led the Gators to their ninth 5A girls' state title in the last 10 years. Emily won three events, including the 200-yard individual medley (2:00.93), in which she swam the fourth-fastest time in U.S. high school girls' history. She also won the 100 freestyle (51:18), swam the backstroke leg for the winning 4 x 50-medley relay team, whose time of 1:47.45 ranked third among U.S. high schools so far this season, and anchored the victorious 4 x 50 freestyle relay (1:36.13). Seaquist, a two-time state girls' Coach of the Year, has a dual-meet record of 114-0 in the last 12 seasons at Xavier Prep.
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Caryn, a 6'1" senior center at St. Johnsville High and the alltime leading scorer in New York history (3,524 points through last Thursday), moved past former U.S. Olympic star Cheryl Miller into eighth place on the national girls' scoring list. Caryn is also salutatorian and president of her class.
Mitchell, a senior at Emporia ( Kans.) State, won the 1,000-and the 5,000-meter runs, in 2:30.45 and 14:47.75, and finished fourth in the mile at the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Indoor Track and Field Championships. He is also a two-time Division II All-America in cross-country.
Wymer, a senior gymnast at Michigan and the defending NCAA champ on the uneven bars, scored perfect 10's on the bars in three straight meets, including against No. 1-ranked Georgia. A three-time All-America, Wymer has also won 10 Big Ten individual titles and two Big Ten all-around titles.