Trojuan QuinnTrack and field
Last week: Leaped 1.82 meters (6 feet), to win the high-jump title in Saturday’s Kanto Plain Association of Secondary Schools championship meet at Niiza Park in Tokyo’s western suburbs.
Quinn, a sophomore in his first season of track and field for the Red Devils, recorded the highest jump in league and Japan-area competition this season. This, after only four weeks of participating in that discipline, according to coach Stephen Choate.
“Trojuan has a remarkable jumping ability for a young athlete,” Choate said, adding that he hopes Quinn will exceed that standard on Saturday in the Kanto Plain Invitational at Tokyo’s Kinuta Park. “He has a lot more to achieve in his Kinnick High School career.”
Nile C. Kinnick, Japan
Last week: Earned All-Tournament honors and helped pace the Trojans to their first championship in the Marist Brothers International School Invitational Girls Softball Tournament at Kobe.
Eustaquio, a senior, batted .769 with 10 hits in 13 at-bats, with a double, two triples, a home run, six runs and 13 RBIs. The Trojans went 4-0 in the tournament, beating the Marist JV Li’l Dogs 17-0, Osaka International 23-3, E.J. King 16-1 and Osaka International again in the championship 9-3.
“She’s an awesome player. You just can’t ask for somebody who knows just when to step up and perform,” Trojans coach Veronica Jones said, adding that Eustaquio can hit the ball “wherever she chooses, whenever she chooses” and especially enjoys running her way out of baseline rundowns. “She has that instinct. Softball is her game.”
— Selected by Stars and Stripes staff