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Faces in the Crowd
Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
February 25, 2013
JENNA MARSH
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February 25, 2013

Faces In The Crowd

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JENNA MARSH

BILLINGS, MONT. > SWIMMING

Jenna, a junior at Billings Central Catholic High, won the 50-yard freestyle (23.52) and the 100 butterfly (56.10) at the state championships, eclipsing her own Montana records to help the Rams win their fifth straight Class A title. A perfect six for six in three career state meets, she set state marks each time and still holds the 100 free record she set as a freshman. In December, Jenna finished in the top 10 in the 18-and-under 100 fly at the short-course junior nationals (54.25).

SHAQUEM GRIFFIN

ST. PETERSBURG > FOOTBALL

Shaquem, a 6'2", 195-pound senior safety at Lakewood High, who had his left hand amputated at age four due to a rare condition known as amniotic band syndrome, made an interception in the fourth annual International Bowl held in Austin to help the U.S. under-19 team defeat the World team, comprising players from 12 nations, 42--10. Last spring's Class 2A state triple jump champion, he and his identical twin, Shaquill, a 6'2", 190-pound cornerback, will play at Central Florida.

JESSICA KINSLER

GAINESVILLE, FLA. > WEIGHTLIFTING

Jessica, a junior at Gainesville High and the defending state champ in the 154-pound class, broke her Florida bench-press record (210 pounds) with a 225-pound lift at the state championships in Kissimmee. With a lift of 175 pounds in the clean and jerk, which tied for second place, she hoisted a total of 400 pounds to defeat the runner-up by 60 and retain her title. Jessica was one of three weightlifters to reach the 400-pound plateau at the state meet, regardless of weight class.

MICHAEL MCBROOM

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