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Faces in the Crowd
Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
August 08, 2011
Arman (Gino) Hall
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August 08, 2011

Faces In The Crowd

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ZIONSVILLE, IND. > Open-Water Swimming

Barber, a 51-year-old sales engineer, became the first American to swim the Strait of Gibraltar and back, breaking the world record by six minutes (7:49:00). Factoring in ocean currents, he swam 21 miles between Spain and Morocco. Barber has also completed the Triple Crown of open-water swimming, crossing the English and Catalina channels and circling Manhattan.

Jena Hemann

BREESE, ILL. > Track and Field

Jena, a recent graduate of Central Community High, set state records in the long jump (20' 1½") and 100 meters (12.02) and won the high jump (5'7") and triple jump (37' 11¾") at the class 1A state meet, winning all four events for the second year in a row. She is the first athlete in state history to win four straight high jump titles. Next year she will compete at Texas A&M.

Brandon Matchett | Bailey Narr

PITTSBURGH > Marbles

Brandon, a seventh-grader at Barack Obama Academy of International Studies, and Bailey, a sixth-grader at Sterrett Classical Academy, were named the King and Queen of Marbles at the 88th National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J. Brandon won 8--4 in the finals and Bailey won 8--5.

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