Kevin Fixler
    Sport Matters

12 August 2011

California Hurdles Champ Has Olympic Potential

For Trinity Wilson, the phone calls and emails have not relented since July 1, the beginning of college recruiting season.

The rising senior at St. Mary’s College High School in Berkeley, Calif., is without a doubt one of track and field’s most highly coveted stars after yet another stellar season. The attention to Wilson, a 5-9 speedster who specializes in the hurdles, should come as no surprise though, because she has been setting age-level world records each year since she was 13.

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5 August 2011

Edgar Castillo Gets Another Shot With U.S. Soccer

Edgar Castillo is not particularly fond of interviews, but the number of requests he receives may soon be increasing, what with his next international match coming against Mexico, a country whose media and fans once called him a traitor.

On Thursday, with the U.S. national team in the midst of a shakeup after the recent hiring of team manager Jürgen Klinsmann to replace Bob Bradley, the 24-year-old Castillo was unexpectedly selected to play in the August 10 friendly. The match in Philadelphia will not only be the first time the archrivals have met since Mexico’s 4-2 come-from-behind defeat of the United States in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final in June, but also Castillo’s first chance to play against his old team and the country where he still resides.

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