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FACES IN THE CROWD
Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
May 21, 2012
KAYDEN PORTER
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May 21, 2012

Faces In The Crowd

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KAYDEN PORTER

SPANISH FORK, UTAH > BASEBALL

Kayden, a senior pitcher at Spanish Fork High, hit his 31st career home run in an 8--0 win over Delta High to set a Utah record (now 33). Last year he batted .571 to lead the Dons to their third straight state title and was invited to the Triple A All-Star Home Run Derby, where he was runner-up to 27-year-old Gwinnett Braves outfielder Stefan Gartrell 7--5. This season, Kayden is batting .390 and is 5--0 on the mound.

SHAYLA SANDERS

POMPANO BEACH, FLA. > TRACK AND FIELD

Shayla, a senior at Boyd Anderson High who holds nation-leading times in the 100 (11.33) and 200 meters (23.25) this year, swept both events and anchored the winning 4× 100 relay at the 4A finals. She helped lead the Cobras to the girls' state title after five straight top three finishes. In February, Shayla ran a 7.21 in the indoor 60 meters, No. 2 alltime for U.S. high schoolers. She will compete at Florida next year.

DAVID HERON

MISSION VIEJO, CALIF. > SWIMMING

David, a junior at Mission Viejo High who competes for the Nadadores swim club, won the men's 5K at the open-water championships in Miromar Lakes, Fla., for his first national title. He finished the course in 57:50.92 to qualify for the junior worlds in Welland, Ont., in August. David also came in third in the 10K (1:58:15.86) to make the U.S. team and qualify for the Junior Pan Pacs in Honolulu later that month.

GABRIELLE JENNINGS

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