Here’s the WMOI/WRAM Athletes of the Week for the week ending April 10th, 2019:
The Monmouth-Roseville Titan Athlete of the Week is senior boys track and field athlete, Akira Lindsey. Akira threw the shot 42′ 8″ in his first meet of the season at the Jacksonville Invitational on the campus of Illinois College. That was good enough for 10th ouf of 50 throwers from schools ranging from Class 2A to Class 3A. Akira recently signed to continue his football career at Northwest Missouri State.
The United Red Storm Athlete of the Week is junior boys track and field athlete, Cade Whitsitt. Cade got his track season off to a great start in the Lincoln Trail Conference Indoor meet on the campus of Knox College. His time of 2:18.05 was tops among a field of 15 runners. That time was nearly 3 seconds faster than the runnerup.
The West Central Heat Athlete of the Week is senior boys track and field athlete, Luke Ditsworth. What a great performance Luke had at the season-opening Lincoln Trail Conference Indoor Meet at Knox College. He won the long jump event with a leap of 20′ 7.5″. Luke also took 2nd place in both the 55 and 200 meter dashes.
The A-Town Tornado Athlete of the Week is sophomore girls basketball player, Emily Wilson. Emily finished her 2nd year of varsity basketball with a spot on the Prairieland All-Conference 1st team. She led the Tornadoes in both scoring and rebounding for the season.
The Galesburg Silver Streak Athlete of the Week is senior girls track and field athlete, Daija Range. Daija has big plans on getting to the outdoor state finals in the shot put event for the 3rd straight year. She has gotten her indoor season started by placing in the top-3 at each meet she’s thrown in, including a first place at the Sterling 1st Chance Indoor Meet. Her toss of 41′ 3″ was a personal best.