16 TENNIS PLAYER,
Winner of the 2006 U.S. Open junior girls' championship and the '06 and '07
Australian Open junior titles, Pavlyuchenkova is the world's top-rated junior
player. She received a wild card to compete in this year's Wimbledon. "I'm
so excited that I got a wild card for the main tour," says Pavlyuchenkova.
"I didn't expect that at all."
Maria Sharapova. Pavlyuchenkova may not be quite as quick as the reigning U.S.
Open champion, but the 5' 9" player packs a similar wallop to her 6' 2"
Anastasia is coached by her father, Sergey, and her brother, Aleksandr, who
wrote in a jointly composed e-mail that they hope to escalate her training and
"want her to be the best in the world."
ETA On the WTA
Tour in 2008. After playing in the junior U.S. Open in September, she says she
will try to play in more professional tournaments.
16 SPRINTER, San
Parson, who will be a junior at John Paul Stevens High, ran the year's fastest
time for high schoolers in the 100 meters (10.23 seconds) at the USA Junior
Nationals in Indianapolis on June 21.
Maurice Greene. At 5' 8" and 150 pounds, Parson has the frame, but not yet
the muscles, of Greene, the 5'9", 165-pound former world record holder in
the 100. Like Greene, Parson is a standout on the high school gridiron--he
plays wide receiver and kick returner.