SQUAW VALLEY, CALIF.
Hager, a senior skier at Utah, won her third NCAA women's giant slalom crown by beating Katherine Davenport of Colorado by .08 of a second over two runs at Stowe, Vt. A former national team skier, Hager is the first woman to win three NCAA giant slalom titles.
Craig, a senior at St. Xavier High, won the 100-yard butterfly at the state high school swim championships to earn a title that his father, Ross, won twice and his brother, Dod, won three times. Craig also swam on the winning 400-free relay team and had two second-place finishes, as the Aquabombers took the boys' title.
Johnson, a senior at Luther College, won her third NCAA Division III women's track and field title with a time of 17.11:42 in the 5,000 meters at the national indoor championships. She won the 10,000 meters at the national outdoor championships last spring and the cross-country title last fall.
Justin, an eighth-grader at Milford Middle School, and his brother, Charles, a sophomore at Milford High, both won state wrestling titles. Justin was named the outstanding wrestler in his division of the New Hampshire middle school championships after beating Tony Delacalzach of the Nashua Boys Club 5-0 for the 109-pound title and a third straight state crown. One week later Charles pinned Eric Doucet of Timberlane High in 3:26 to triumph in the 112-pound division at the state Class IMS high school meet. Charles, who had lost to Eric in last year's title match, was also named the outstanding wrestler of his tournament.
Shane, a 5'10" senior point guard, averaged 22.6 points and 14 assists and was voted the most valuable player at the state Class B basketball championships, as he led Fairfield High to its fifth state title in seven years. He had 351 assists this year to run his four-year total to 1,104 and become Montana's career assists leader.