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2024 Shawnee County Hall of Fame inductee, Kelsey Chipman

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MYLES ALONZO, Topeka West

Alonzo, a senior golf standout, set a Topeka West school record with a 4-under-par 66 in Monday's Class 5A regional tournament at Cypress Ridge, winning the individual title by five strokes. A two-time 5A state placer, Alonzo has now won city, United Kansas Conference and regional titles entering next week's 5A state meet at Newton.

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AUDREY APPUHN, Washburn Rural

The Washburn Rural sophomore swimming star posted individual victories in the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 12.08 seconds and the 500 freestyle in 5:18.23 and also swam on the Junior Blues' winning 200 medley relay (2:00.94) and 400 free relay (3:58.46) to lead the Junior Blues to their fourth straight Centennial League championship last Thursday at the Capitol Federal Natatorium.

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DREW FAY, Cair Paravel Latin

A sophomore, Fay posted a city-high fourth-place singles finish in Saturday's Class 3A-1A state tennis tournament in Prairie Village. A two-time state qualifier, Fay won his first two state matches on Friday before losing to two-time state singles champ Caleb Bartels of Kansas City Christian in the semifinals and to Charlie Gentile of Wichita Collegiate in the third-place match.

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RYIN MILLER, Seaman

Miller, a sophomore track and field star, won the 1,600 meters in 4 minutes, 47.98 seconds and won the 3,200 in 10:15.09 in last Thursday's United Kansas Conference championships at Lansing. Miller also ran a 56-second anchor leg in the 4x400 relay as Seaman won in 4:05.03. Miller is the Shawnee County leader in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200.

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GENEVIEVE MIRANDA, Washburn Rural

Miranda, a junior swimming standout, won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.14 seconds and the 100 butterfly in 1 minute, 3.62 seconds and also swam on Washburn Rural's winning 200 medley relay (2:00.94) and 400 free relay (3:58.46) to lead the Junior Blues to their fourth straight Centennial League championship last Thursday at the Capitol Federal Natatorium. 

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JOSH SULZEN-WATSON, Washburn Rural

A senior, Sulzen-Watson swept the javelin and discus championships in last Thursday's Centennial League track and field championships at Junction City. A returning Class 6A state medalist, Sulzen-Watson won the discus event with a throw of 165 feet and the javelin with a throw of 190-3 as Rural finished second as a team.

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