Jerome, a freshman-to-be at Wallace College in Hanceville, Ala., won the 400 meters at the U.S. Junior Track and Field Championships in Walnut, Calif. Jerome, a native of Jamaica who received his U.S. citizenship in May, ran the distance in 45.01 seconds, the second-fastest high school 400 ever.
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Jessica, who will be a senior at Drake High, swept all five senior gold medals in rhythmic gymnastics at the 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival, winning the all-around title as well as the competitions with the rope, ball, clubs and ribbon. Jessica was a four-medal winner at this year's Pan American Games.
Brandon made a game-high 12 tackles and blocked two extra points to lead the Pennsylvania team to a 28-21 victory over Ohio in the annual Big 33 high school football all-star game. For his performance, Brandon was named Pennsylvania's most valuable player. He will attend Penn State in the fall.
Nobbe, a 71-year-old great-grandmother, set four age-and weight-group world records at the NASA World Cup Powerlifting Championships in Oklahoma City. Since beginning her lifting career three years ago, Nobbe has also set eight U.S. records, including a dead lift of 215 pounds.
Bouma, 26, won the gold medal in the modern pentathlon at the '95 U.S. Olympic Festival. In eighth place after the shooting and fencing portions of the event, Bouma rallied to score a total of 5,017.48 points, outdistancing runner-up Jeremie Perry of Las Vegas by almost 158 points.
Daniel, a junior-to-be at Westfield High, won two gold medals at the U.S. Cycling Federation Junior Track Championships in Houston. Daniel has been racing on the track for only a year, but he won both the match sprint and the 500-meter time trial in the 15-to-16-year-old age group.