WIAA state athletes of the week
State Athletes of the Week for April 8-14, selected from nominations by athletic directors.
Zachary Regel, Mead baseball: Regel, a sophomore, beat Shadle Park and Gonzaga Prep with no-hitters, striking out six in each game.
Kristin Strankman, Richland golf: Strankman, a senior, shot a 5-under par 69 at Yakima Elks Golf Course for a seven-stroke victory in a Columbia Basin Big Nine league tournament.
Josh Gordon, Liberty track and field: Gordon, a senior, was athlete of the week at two invitationals and was undefeated in eight events while tying or breaking three school records. At the Eason Invite in Snohomish, he broke his triple-jump record by one foot (46-9 ½), tied his high-jump record (6-6), won the long jump (22-11) and had a 48.9 split to anchor the winning 1,600 relay.
Lily Engelbrekt, Bishop Blanchet track and field: Engelbrekt, a junior, ran a 4:55.9 mile and broke two school records in the same race. She broke the mile record set more than 30 years ago and the 1,600 meter record set 20 years ago. It was the first time in state history that a girl has run the 1,600 or mile in under five minutes. Her times put her in the top 10 in the country at both distances.
Cody Culp, Anacortes baseball: Culp, a senior, struck out 21, walked four and gave up only four hits in 12 combined innings in victories over Mount Baker and Sehome. He also went 2 for 4 with a double and RBI against Mount Baker and was 2 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI against Sehome.
Kayla Brissey, Ephrata softball: Brissey, a junior, hit for the cycle for the Tigers against Toppenish.
Kyle Weiler, Cashmere baseball: Weiler, a senior, was 7 for 9 with two doubles, two home runs, three stolen bases, eight runs and 10 RBI in wins over Cascade, Okanogan (twice) and Chelan (twice).
Anandae Clark, Lakeside (Nine Mile) track and field: Clark, a senior, set the all-time state record of 13 feet to win the girls' pole vault at the Pasco Invitational.
Morgan Wilson, Colfax track and field: Wilson, a senior, ran a personal- and school-best time of 11:03 in the 3,200 in a league meet.
No boys nominated.
Laurel Aaronsdon, Northwest Yeshiva track and field: Aaronsdon, a sophomore, won the 1,600 (6:14) and 3,200 (13:05) in a Sea-Tac League meet. Both were personal records, and her 1,600 time broke a school record.
No boys nominated.
WIAA State Athletes of the Week are selected by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association from nominations by athletic directors.