Jon Severy, ASPEN, COLO.
Track and Field
Jon, a recent graduate of Aspen High and the Colorado high school record holder in the 3,200 meters (9:23.78), won the Class 3A state title in that event for the second straight year. He then shattered his own mark by running a 9:12.00, good for second place, at the Great Southwest Invitational.
Josh Holthaus, MONTICELLO, MINN.
Holthaus, 21, narrowly missed winning the Northwoods Summer League's Triple Crown, batting .369 (second in the league) with eight home runs (second) and 51 RBIs (first) for the St. Cloud River Bats. He hit .317 with 10 home runs as a junior first baseman for Minnesota last spring.
Mike Kalin, KINGSTON, ONT.
Kalin, 25, a yacht club race coach, won the Laser class at the Buzzards Bay (Mass.) Regatta with 13 points against him, beating John Pearce, 18, of Ithaca, N.Y., by 23. Kalin, who was sixth at the Canadian Olympic trials, closed with bullets in the last two races.
Sarah Hammer, TEMECULA, CALIF.
Sarah, 17, won the women's 17-18 match sprint, the 500-meter time trial and the two-kilometer pursuit at the junior national championships. She broke a seven-year-old women's track record in the pursuit (2:35.42) and was the top American in all three events at the junior worlds.
Amit Taggar, MARTINEZ, GA.
Taggar, 18, won his third tournament in as many tries since undergoing a second arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in February by winning the boys' 18 title at the state junior closed championships. A Georgia Tech recruit, he also won the Niketown Georgia Junior Open.
Adam Wheatcroft, CLARKSTON, MICH.
Wheatcroft, 18, missed perfection by a point, outshooting Sweden's Pontus Gothman 119-115 in the final to successfully defend his men's compound bow title at the junior world championships. He also helped the U.S. top Sweden 252-243 to capture the team gold.