The Mid-Columbia Athletes of the Week for February 26, 2009.
Cody Roberts, Sr., Richland
He capped his career by winning a pair of 4A state titles in the 100-yard butterfly and 100 backstroke -- both in All-America times.
Steven Romero, Sr., Sunnyside
He won the 3A 112-pound state title in dominating fashion to finish the season 41-0. He beat North Central's Nathan Brown 6-1 in the final.
Hannah Whitsett, Sr., Hermiston
She scored 22 points in a win over Madras and 23 points in a win over Pendleton that gave the Bulldogs an Oregon 5A state berth.
Gary Winston, Sr., Walla Walla
He had 22 points and five assists in a win over Wenatchee and 15 points and four assists in a CBBN district title win over Eisenhower.
* 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.