The Mid-Columbia Athletes of the Week for October 8, 2009.
Erica Burmood, Sr., Walla Walla
She won the 100-yard butterfly in a state-qualifying time of 59.97 seconds, and also took third in the 200 IM at the Mukilteo Invite.
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Brianna Casper, Sr., Connell
She scored four goals in a 6-1 win over Highland, then scored another goal and added three assists in a 4-0 win over Warden.
Israel Manzo, Soph., Sunnyside
He kicked a game-winning 27-yard field goal to beat Pasco, capping a day in which he rushed for 82 yards also caught a TD pass.
Krysta Olberding, Sr., Richland
She had 31 assists and 12 digs in a CBBN sweep of Pasco and 29 assists, nine aces and seven digs in a sweep of Chiawana.
Marisa Vander Malle, Sr., Pasco
She placed second in a CBBN meet, then won the Bulldog Invite by nearly 2 1/2 minutes at the Big Cross course on Road 36.
* 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.