Athletes of the week


Herald Writer

The freshman won four individual events and achored three relay teams to victory in two meets.

The versatile swimmer qualified for state with a time of 5 minutes, 20.39 seconds in the 500-meter freestyle, won the 200 freestyle, and led the Warriors to a state-qualifying time of 1:58.57 in the 200 medley relay last Tuesday.

Thursday, Spillman qualified for state in two more events by winning the 100 freestyle (56.10) and the 200 individual medley (2:16.45). She also anchored the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays to victory. Spillman had previously qualified for state in the 200 freestyle, giving her a total of four state qualifying marks.

“My goal is to qualify for state in all the events,” said Spillman, who began swimming competitively at age 9, and swims year-round with the South Snohomish County Dolphins. “But I’m more of a distance swimmer. I plan to swim the 200 and 500 (freestyle) at state.”

Other top girls swimming performers: Amy Ackerman, Shorecrest; Erica Chandler, Snohomish; Shannon Stoll, Edmonds-Woodway; Kimberly Hunter, Everett; Maito Hoshino, Jackson; Shelby Hill, Meadowdale; Kim Rhodes, Ferndale, Stacy Cowan, Ferndale; Amanda Hall, Edmonds-Woodway; Tanya Pater, Lake Stevens; Ashley Boxman, Snohomish.

The junior running back rushed for a school-record 206 yards on 26 carries and scored three touchdowns in Kamiak’s 35-21 comeback victory over Mariner on Friday night.

“Our offensive coach (Tom) Winsor just told me to lower my pads and stick it to ‘em,” said Washington, who is already drawing interest from Pacific-10 Conference football programs. “And our offensive line really stepped it up.”

Washington gained 147 yards in the second half, and scored two of Kamiak’s three fourth-quarter touchdowns. The 5-foot-10, 208-pound speedster lost yardage on only one of his 26 carries.

“We wanted to run the ball,” Kamiak coach Dan Mack said. “That was our goal. We had to establish our running game, and Justin did a great job.”

Other top football performers: Masaki Matsamoto, King’s; Vernon Word, Mariner; Cecilio Martinez, Mariner; Travis Schultz, Everett; Ben Challman, Everett; Julian Bomar, Stanwood; Ed Zimmerman, Snohomish; Josh Rodland, Snohomish; Joe Plucker, Snohomish; Landon Hall, Edmonds-Woodway; Kevin McCormack, Arlington; Nick Yoney, Arlington; Matt Williams, Lake Stevens; Erik Solberg, Sultan; Ronnie McCoy, Darrington; Axel Wolff, Archbishop Murphy.

  • Girls cross country runner of the week: Grace Coulter, Blaine.

  • Girls soccer player of the week: Alicia Steinruck, Lake Stevens.

    Other top girls soccer performers: Michele Magnusen, Snohomish; Tracy Taddorio, Sehome; Kayla Burt, Arlington; Jessi Hill, Sultan;

  • Boys soccer player of the week: John Korpi, Snohomish County Christian.

    Other top boys soccer performers: Gus Winkes, La Conner.

  • Boys tennis player of the week: Jamey Stoner, Sehome.

    Other top boys tennis performers: Jeff Jablonski, Shorewood; Justin Stevens, Snohomish.

  • Volleyball player of the week: Jen Mundt, Mountlake Terrace.

    Other top volleyball performers: Jennifer Johnson, Edmonds-Woodway; Tracy Webber, Everett; Sarah Brudvick, Lakewood; Stacu Oas, Lakewood; Ashley Ott, Seattle Christian; Tezsia Jacobson, Snohomish County Christian; Katy Naes, Bothell; Jill Maag, Bothell; Chelsea Holloway, Lake Stevens; Emily Castro, Meridian.

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