Jalen Ramsey, already a standout running back for Brentwood Academy, led his team to a state Division II boys track title by winning the 400 meters and by setting a state record in the long jump.
Ramsey, a senior who has signed to play football at Florida State, ran a 49.27 in the 400 meters to repeat as state champion. His long jump of 25-31/4 passed the mark of 24-71/2, set by Cameron Howard of Tullahoma in 1997.
Ramsey said the day's biggest thrill was his third place finish in the 200, because by finishing behind teammates D'Montre Wade and C.J. Sanders, it meant that Brentwood had wrapped up its third consecutive state title.
VIDEO: Ramsey's record long jump
“That’s a better feeling than my individual victories honestly, because it sealed the deal for our three-peat, and for me to end my senior season with a state championship overweighs any individual thing for me,” Ramsey told The Tennessean.
The rest of the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performances of the Week:
Sabrina DeAngelis, Kellenberg, Uniondale, N.Y.
Oneonta signee pitched both ends of a doubleheader Wednesday to lead her team to its second consecutive state Catholic High School Athletic Association softball title. She threw a no-hitter in a 3-0 defeat of St. Joseph By The Sea (Staten Island) in the semifinal and held Fontbonne HallAcademy (Brooklyn) to a single hit until the fifth inning in a 8-2 championship win.
Haylee Eastridge, St. Pius X, Festus, Mo.
Scored three goals and had an assist in a 5-0 defeat of Kennedy (Manchester) in a Class 1 state soccer quarterfinal on Saturday.
Trent Van Egtern, Central, La Crosse, Wis.
After hitting his first batter and walking the second, he didn't allow another to reach first in a 10-0 six-inning no-hit defeat of DeForest in a Division 1 regional semifinal Tuesday.
Colton Hill, Salem Hills, Salem, Utah
Was the winning pitcher in his team's final two games as it won the state 4A baseball title last Friday. He also hit a grand slam in the state semifinal and had three RBI with a homer in the championship. He finished 12-1 for the season, allowing only three hits in the one loss.
Maci Ingram, Nashville, Ill.
Threw a 13-strikeout no-hitter in a 3-0 softball defeat of Teutopolis Monday in a Class 2A Super-Sectional. She faced only one batter over the minimum.
Jack Lembcke, Roosevelt, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Set a state AA meet record with a shot put of 63 feet, 101/2 inches, besting the old mark of 62-1 that was set in 1969 by George Amundson of Central (Aberdeen) and matched in 1993 by Lance Wipf of Yankton.
Nathaniel Lowe, Pope, Marietta, Ga.
Third baseman, 2013
Hit a game-winning, walk-off grand slam in a 11-7 state AAAAA finals defeat on Saturday of Greenbrier (Evans). A week earlier, Lowe's walk-off single against Starr's Mills (Fayetteville) allowed the Greyhounds to get into the state finals.
Irene Lu, Atholon, Columbia, Md.
Singles player, 2016
Defeated teammate Victoria Kogan 6-1, 6-4 to win the state tennis title on Saturday. Lu won every match she played during the regular season, falling only to Kogan in a regional final in the playoffs.
Alex Schnell, Milton, Ga.
Had six strikeouts and allowed two hits and one walk in a 2-1 defeat of Roswell Monday to lead Milton to the state AAAAAA baseball title.
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