Arcadia’s Mirai Nagasu on cover of this month’s SI Kids

Arcadia native Mirai Nagasu appears on this month’s Sports Illustrated Kids cover in newsstands now. The 16-year-old won the 2008 national championships in figure skating and looks forward to competing in the 2010 Olympics. Says her coach Charlene Wong: “I think she’s more comfortable as a school girl who skates than as a skater who goes to school.” This month’s issue introduces 20 superstar athletes under the age of 20 for 2009 as part of the magazine’s 20th birthday celebration. Matt Barkley also graces the cover in recognition of his stellar performance as a four-year starting quarterback at Mater Dei. In 2007, he became the first junior to win the Gatorade Male High School National Athlete of the Year award.

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