Jake Leingang of Bismarck, N.D., broke a 21-year-old state boys high school record with a 4:08.57 in the 1,600 meters last Friday at the Karlgaard Invitational, his first outdoor meet of the season. His previous best was a 4:10.70. Leingang, an Oregon commit, has five individual state track titles and three state cross country titles.
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Carmen Benedetti, Grosse Point South, Grosse Pointe, Mich.
Center fielder/first baseman, 2013
Michigan signee is hitting .591 with three homers, six doubles and 17 RBI through the Blue Devils’ first 18 games.
Elise Cranny, Niwot, Colo.
Competing in the Boulder County Invitational, Cranny broke a 22-year-old state record in the 1,600, finishing in 4 minutes, 47.56 seconds.
Julie Dodd, Rock Falls, Ill.
Hit a two-run homer and pitched a perfect game in a 18-0 five-inning softball defeat of Rockford Lutheran on Wednesday. She also had nine strikeouts in the win.
Jared Gates, Northwest (Wichita, Kan.)
Is leading the Grizzlies with a .657 batting average and eight triples through 12 games.
Nick Jones, Lake Zurich, Ill.
Center fielder, 2014
Hit six home runs in three games last week, including three first-inning homers.
Mike Rilett, Lincoln (Neb.) East
Set a state record with his 38th career shutout on Monday in a 1-0 defeat of Millard South (Omaha). He missed five games this season because of a separated shoulder.
William Seiferth, Glenelg Country School (Ellicott City, Md.)
He made good use of every at-bat Wednesday, hitting four two-run homers in a 13-4 baseball defeat of Baltimore Lutheran. Seiferth went 4-for-4 with eight RBIs. He was intentionally walked in his other at-bat.
Connor Sheffield, Alta, Sandy, Utah
Scored on a free kick in double-overtime Tuesday to give the Hawks a 1-0 soccer defeat of previously unbeaten Brighton (Cottonwood Heights).
Emily Stein, Darien, Conn.
Returning from an injury, she had four goals and three assists to lead the Blue Wave girls’ lacrosse team to a 18-4 defeat of Loomis Chaffee (Windsor) on Saturday.