The Athlete of the Week nominees for May 10-16. Voting closes at midnight Sunday. The winner will be announced with next week’s poll and will be included in the paper on Tuesday, May 25. Each weekly winner will be entered into the Athlete of the Month poll.
Last week’s winner:
Brayden Bowers | Lake Stevens | Boys track and field
Bowers, a senior, broke his own school record in the pole vault in a meet against Arlington on May 6. His school-best vault of 15 feet, 4 inches also leads Class 4A and is tied for the lead across all classifications in the state, according to Athletic.net. He won the voting for May 3-9 by claiming 719 of 2,313 (31.1%) votes.
Note: Athlete of the Week winners aren’t eligible for a nomination the following week.
This week’s nominees:
Tyler Eske | Mountlake Terrace | Boys wrestling
Eske a senior, needed just 29 seconds to pin his opponent in the 145-pound match in a meet against Cedarcrest on May 12.
Emma Floyd | Stanwood | Girls basketball
Floyd, a junior, tied a program record by hitting six 3-pointers in the Spartans’ 74-17 win over Marysville Pilchuck on May 12. She finished the game 22 points.
Nathan Fleischmann | Lake Stevens | Boys swim and dive
Fleischmann, a senior, won the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 freestyle in a meet against Stanwood on May 13. He was also a member of the Vikings’ victorious 4×200 and 4×400 relay teams.
Ella Gallatin | Snohomish | Girls basketball
Gallatin, a junior, poured in a game-high 23 points in a 49-39 win over Stanwood on May 14. She also scored 12 points in the Panthers’ 60-12 win against Monroe on May 12.
Elijah Johnson | Shorecrest | Boys basketball
Johnson, a junior, beat the buzzer with a game-winning putback to lift the Scots to a 53-51 win over Archbishop Murphy on May 13. Johnson scored a game-high 26 points.
Ethan Martin | Arlington | Boys basketball
Martin, a junior, sank the game-winning shot with just five seconds remaining to lift Arlington past Monroe 64-43 on May 13. Martin finished with a game-high 27 points.
Taylor Reed | Archbishop Murphy | Girls basketball
Reed, a junior, outscored the entire opposing team as she netted a game-high 24 points in a 60-14 victory over Shorecrest on May 14. She also scored 14 points in Wildcats’ 56-44 win against Lynnwood on May 12.
Evan Reid | Cedarcrest | Boys wrestling
Reid, a junior, his match at 145 pounds by an 11-2 major decision to help the Red Wolves secure a 22-21 team victory in a meet against Shorewood on May 14.
Tijan Saine | Mariner | Boys basketball
Saine, a junior, needed just three quarters to pour in a game-high 27 points in Mariner’s 77-32 win over Meadowdale on May 13.
Adrian Seeber | Lynnwood | Boys swim and dive
Seeber, a junior, won the 50-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly in a meet against Meadowdale on May 11. He was also a part of the Royals’ victorious 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams.
Note: The Herald’s Athlete of the Week nominees are chosen based off stats reported to the newspaper, recommendations from coaches and first-hand observations. Stats from games and recommendations for nominees can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.