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QUEENS, N.Y. > FLAG FOOTBALL
Shantana, a senior quarterback at John Adams High, received the Wingate Award for athletic excellence in the New York City Public Schools Athletic League's inaugural flag football season. She led the city with 1,518 passing yards and 28 touchdowns and rushed for 657 yards and nine more scores to lead the Spartans to a 7--1 season and the Queens borough title. As a wideout Shantana had 14 catches for six TDs, and she returned two interceptions for scores on defense.
WINTER SPRINGS, FLA. > WATERSKIING
K.C., a recent graduate of The Master's Academy (Oviedo, Fla.), won his fourth straight slalom title at the Junior U.S. Open at Lake of Dreams in Jerseyville, Ill., successfully clearing two buoys with a rope shortened to 39½ feet in his fourth pass. A week earlier he won the slalom at the Junior Masters at Robin Lake in Pine Mountain, Ga., with the same score, tying his own Junior Master's record, which he already shared with fellow U.S. skier Ian Trapp, who first set the mark in 2003.
OVERLAND PARK, KANS. > TRACK AND FIELD
Alli, a junior at Shawnee Mission West, repeated as 6A state champion in the 800 and 1,600 meters and the 4 × 800 relay and added a fourth gold medal in the individual 3,200, winning by a whopping 20 seconds. She set a state meet record in the 1,600 (4:52.31), which she also won by more than 20 seconds. Winner of the state individual cross-country title last October, she was third in last Saturday's Dream Mile in New York City. Alli is Kansas's Gatorade girls' cross-country runner of the year.