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FACES IN THE CROWD
Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
August 06, 2012
LATANNA STONE
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August 06, 2012

Faces In The Crowd

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LATANNA STONE

VALRICO, FLA. > GOLF

Latanna, 10, a homeschooled sixth-grader, became the youngest player to earn a spot in the U.S. Women's Amateur (eclipsing eight golfers, including Lexi Thompson, who were tied for that distinction at age 12) with a victory at the Florida qualifying tournament. She shot a two-under-par 70 to win by one stroke over a field of 66 competitors at the Wanderers Club. A two-time Florida junior tour winner, Latanna was runner-up in the 13--15 age group at the 2012 North Florida Junior PGA Championship.

AHMED BILE

ANNANDALE, VA. > TRACK AND FIELD

Ahmed, who graduated from Annandale High in June, won the 800 meters at the New Balance outdoor nationals in Greensboro, N.C., with a personal-best 1:49.85. In the spring he won the 1,600 (4:13.12) and the 800 (1:51.52) to lead the Atoms to a share of the Virginia 3A state title. A two-time Gatorade state cross-country runner of the year, he was also the 2012 winner in track. Ahmed, who will compete for Georgetown, is the son of Somali Olympian and former 1,500 world champion Abdi Bile.

ANGEL PICCIRILLO

HOMER CITY, PA. > TRACK AND FIELD

Angel, a 2012 graduate of Homer-Center High, set a Class 2A 800-meter record (2:09.42) and an all-levels Pennsylvania record in the 1,600 (4:39.42) at this year's state meet. Her 1,600 time, the fastest in the nation this season, is the seventh-best in U.S. high school history. Also this year, Angel—who has 10 state titles overall and is a two-time mile winner at the Penn Relays—was runner-up in the Adidas Grand Prix's Dream Mile. A two-time state cross-country champion, she will run at Villanova.

SAM WEATHERHEAD

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