The Mid-Columbia Athletes of the Week for September 25, 2008.
Kristen Bennett, Soph., Hanford
She won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:04.97 and qualified for state in the 500 free in 5:20.98 at a four-team CBBN meet.
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Mary Shae Hays, Jr., Hermiston
She had 41 kills and 15 blocks in seven matches -- wins over Madras and La Grande and a third-place finish at the Wilsonville tourney.
Hayden Hilty, Jr., Richland
He was 12-of-18 passing for 167 yards and three touchdowns in leading the Bombers past West Valley in a CBBN Cascade game.
Jose Marcial, Sr., Kiona-Benton
He won the second flight of the Apple Ridge Run in Cowiche, finishing the 3-mile course in 16:02.
Helen Petersen, Fr., Prosser
She totaled 13 goals and 3 assists in wins over Grandview, Kennewick and Wapato, scoring six goals against both the 'Hounds and Lions.
* Athletes of the Week are selected by the Herald sports staff and run Thursdays. Coaches with an athlete to nominate should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Mondays.