Stephen Martinez, SANTA FE
Stephen, a Pojoaque High senior, won the state Class 3A championship despite losing a shoe about 200 meters into the 5,000-meter race at Red Rock State Park. Running with a bare left foot, Stephen finished in 17:27, leading the Elks to a team championship.
Eileen Nicole Rodriguez, PONCE, PUERTO RICO
Rodriguez, a University at Albany freshman, has served 200 aces this season, breaking the NCAA single-season record of 171, set in 1991. She is averaging 1.85 aces per game (also a record), and she is already the Great Danes' career leader in aces.
Alex Tilson, BURLINGAME, CALIF.
Tilson, 32, won the Silicon Valley Speedster Ultra Classic in Stanford in 2:51:48, which, pending ratification, would set a world record for a 50-km road race. His time was also better than the American track record for that distance.
Alexandra Shube, MARBLEHEAD, MASS.
Alexandra, a senior goaltender and team captain at Marblehead High, tied a national high school record for consecutive shutouts with 21. The league MVP, she led the Magicians to a 23-1 record and an appearance in the state Division 3 finals.
Marcus Mason, POTOMAC, MD.
Marcus, a senior running back at Georgetown Prep, set state career records in rushing yards (5,790), touchdowns (86) and points (520) while leading the Little Hoyas to a 9-0 record and a 29-game unbeaten streak. He averaged nearly 10 yards per carry in his career.
Brooke Nord, CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO
Brooke, a freshman at Walsh Jesuit High, defeated junior Kendall Swenson of Laurel School 6-0, 6-1 to win the state Division II title. Brooke led the Warriors to a team championship and completed her season undefeated in 31 matches.
Margaret Veazie, DEXTER, MAINE
Veazie, 43, coached Dexter High to a 2-1 win over Hall-Dale High, giving the Tigers their third consecutive Class C title and their fourth in five years. Dexter came back after trailing at halftime for the first time all year; the victory was its 45th straight under Veazie.