The Athlete of the Week nominees for Sept. 13-19. Voting closes at midnight Sunday. The winner will be announced with next week’s poll and in Tuesday, Sept. 28’s paper. Each weekly winner will be included in an Athlete of the Month poll.
Last week’s winner
Wesley Garrett | Kamiak | Football
Garrett, a senior, needed just eight touches to produce 230 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns in the Knights’ 48-6 rout of Shorewood on Sept. 10. He had four carries for 124 yards and one TD and four receptions for 106 yards two scores. Garrett won’s The Herald’s Athlete of the Week voting for Sept. 6-12 by claiming 522 (31.3%) of 1,666 votes.
This week’s nominees
Russell Anderson | Edmonds-Woodway | Boys tennis
Anderson, a junior, won all three of his No. 1 singles matches this past week without dropping a set. He beat Shorewood’s JD Drake 6-0, 6-3 on Sept. 13, Snohomish’s Will MacDonald 6-1, 6-1 on Sept. 15 and Cascade’s Matthew Sheuffele 6-1, 6-1 on Sept. 16.
Emma Arceo | Kamiak | Girls cross country
Arceo, a senior, finished first in Varsity Division 1 with a 5,000-meter time of 19 minutes, 41.8 seconds at the 42nd Carl Westling Invitiational at South Whidbey High School on Sept. 18.
Gavin Darrah | Lakewood | Boys cross country
Darrah, a junior, posted a personal-best time of 16 minutes, 57.1 seconds in the 5,000-meter race while finishing first in four-team Northwest Conference meet at Lakewood High School on Sept. 15.
Jelani Guerrero | Archbishop Murphy | Football
Guerrero, a senior, hauled in eight passes for 202 yards, including an 83-yard touchdown, and had two interceptions on defense in the Wildcats’ 20-10 win over Sehome on Sept. 17.
Trayce Hanks | Lake Stevens | Football
Hanks, a senior, totaled 184 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns on just six touches in the Vikings’ 20-3 victory over Class 3A top-ranked O’Dea on Sept. 17. He had 112 yards and a touchdown on the ground on four carries and 72 yards and a touchdown through the air on two catches. He also had an interception on defense.
Sophia Ryu | Kamiak | Girls swim and dive
Ryu, a senior, swam first-place times of 2 minutes, 16.89 seconds in 200-yard individual medley and 1:08.39 in the 100 breaststroke in a three-team meet with Snohomish and Glacier Peak on Sept. 16. She also was a member on of Kamiak’s victorious 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams. On Sept. 14, she the swam a winning time of 1:02.24 in the 100 butterfly and helped lead the Knights’ 200 medley relay team to victory against Mead.
Amelia Severn | Shorewood | Girls soccer
Severn, a sophomore, recorded a hat trick and added two assists in the Thunderbirds’ 7-2 win over Stanwood on Sept. 16.
Alyvia Wright | Darrington | Volleyball
Wright, a senior, had 27 assists, four kills and one aces in the Loggers’ 3-0 win over Friday Harbor on Sept. 14. She added 23 assists, five kills, six aces and three blocks in Darrington’s 3-1 win over Granite Falls on Sept. 15.
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