Here’s the WMOI/WRAM Athletes of the Week for the week ending April 28th, 2019:
The Monmouth-Roseville Titan Athlete of the Week is senior girls track and field athlete, Mackenzie Connell. Mackenzie had a pair of great meets last week. She won the 800 meter dash at the Mercer County Golden Eagle Invitational and then backed that up with a 3rd place finish in the same event at the Sherrard Tiger Relays. Mackenzie was also part of the winning sprint medley relay team.
The United Red Storm Athlete of the Week is freshman girls track and field athlete, Josie Bentz. Josie had a busy, and successful, Mercer County Golden Eagle Invitational meet. She won the high jump event by a whopping two inches. She also placed 2nd in the 200 meter dash and was a part of two, top-3 finishing relay teams.
The West Central Heat Athlete of the Week is freshman girls track and field athlete, Ebony Thompson. In just her first season of high school track and field, Ebony is already the school record holder in the shot put. She posted a length of 36′ 11″ to win the Lincoln Trail Conference Fresh-Soph Championship. Ebony also placed 2nd in the discus event as well.
The A-Town Tornado Athlete of the Week is sophomore girls track and field athlete, Natalie Kern. Natalie crossed the finish line first in the physically demanding 3200 meter run at the West Hancock Titan Invitational. Earlier in the week, she placed 3rd in the same race at the always tough Mercer County Golden Eagle Invitational.
The Galesburg Silver Streak Athlete of the Week is junior softball player, Emily Blucker. Emily was the winning pitcher in both ends of a double header sweep over Moline, the first time in program history that the Streaks swept the Maroons. She also helped herself out at the plate, going 4-for-5 with two rbis the two games. The sweep gave Emily a 4-game winning streak in the pitching circle.