The Mid-Columbia Athletes of the Week for April 16, 2009.
Track & Field
Mary Barnett, Jr., Hermiston
She won the shot put at the Willamette Falls Invite with the fifth-best throw in area history (42 feet, 6 inches); also won the discus.
Anthony Garza, Sr., Pasco
He gave up only one earned run in five innings with no walks and three strikeouts in a 3-2 CBBN Columbia win over Kennewick.
Paul Martinez, Fr., Kennewick
He scored two goals in each of the Lions’ CBBN victories against Hanford and Kamiakin to give him five goals on the season.
Gabrielle McCallister, Sr., Kennewick
In a pair of wins over Hanford and a Game 2 victory over Pasco, she went 7-for-10 with four doubles, a triple and seven RBIs.
Sam Merry, Soph., Hanford
She won a pair of No. 1 singles matches vs. Wenatchee and Moses Lake, then captured the No. 1 singles title at the Tri-City Invite.
Gina Ojeda, Jr., Richland
She combined with Hope Neid-hold to win the scramble portion of the Pasco Invite, then won a CBBN pod at Tri-City Country Club.
* Athletes of the Week are selected by the Herald sports staff and run Thursdays. Coaches with an athlete to nominate should e-mail email@example.com by noon Mondays.