The Mid-Columbia Athletes of the Week for September 14, 2010.
Anthony Armstrong, Junior, Kamiakin
With almost two full seasons still ahead, Armstrong already is running like some of the best ever in the state.
He set the meet standard at the Tracy Walters Invite on Saturday, topping the mark set by North Central’s Andrew Kimpel two years ago and posting the third fastest time at Audubon Park, which has seen 60 years of competition from Spokane’s elite distance runners.
Favorite food: Shrimp
Most like to meet: Steve Prefontaine
Favorite class: Ceramics
Prerace ritual: Eat Lunchables
Favorite movie: Remember the Titans
Last book read: Salt in his Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream
Career plans: Physical therapy
Erin Huisingh, Senior, Chiawana
The Riverhawks’ top scorer came into the fall with her sights set on a 20-goal season. A week into the season, she’s almost halfway there.
She collected nine goals last week, including all four in an overtime win over Southridge.
“I’m of course pleased with how I’m playing,” said Huisingh, who signed to play at Concordia in Portland. “I’ve worked hard and it’s just starting to pay off now.”
Favorite food: Italian
Favorite athlete: Michelle Akers
Favorite class: Anatomy/physiology
Pregame ritual: Music, prayer
Favorite movie: The Bourne movies and The Proposal
Last book read: Adam by Ted Dekker
Career plans: Personal trainer and soccer coach
Nominations should be sent to email@example.com and must be received by noon on Sunday.