Ryan Cho and Willie Guo, Edmonds-Woodway boys tennis: The seniors won the boys doubles title at the state tournament without dropping a set. Cho and Guo won the final 6-4, 6-1.
Bianca Greene, Garfield girls track and field: The senior placed first in the 100 (12.01), 200 (24.20), anchored the winning 800 relay and also ran on the second-place 400 relay at the state meet.
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Quinton Beasley, Camas boys soccer: The junior had two goals and two assists in Camas’ 5-0 victory over Kennedy of Burien in the state championship game.
Karli Merlich, Kennedy fastpitch: The senior pitcher went 3 for 4, including a two-run double in the five-run fifth, and struck out 12 in a 5-1 victory over previously unbeaten Timberline of Lacey in the state championship game. Merlich, who pitched the Burien team to the state title for the second straight year, finished the season 21-1.
Gaston De La Torre, Hockinson boys golf: The senior shot 68-66 — 134 to finish 10-under par, leading the Brush Prairie school to a state team title.
Courtney Kirkwood, Othello girls track and field: The senior won the javelin and 100 hurdles at the state meet, and finished fourth in the long jump.
Nick LaRoy, Kalama baseball: The sophomore pitched a no-hitter, striking out 11, in Kalama’s 1-0 semifinal victory over Naches. Kalama lost to Rochester 9-5 in the final.
Samantha Watkins, Castle Rock fastpitch: Watkins allowed only one earned run in 21 innings and struck out 20 to lead her team to second at the 1A state tournament. She also had two home runs and five RBI in the opening game.
Maurice McNeal, Tacoma Baptist boys track and field: The sophomore won the 100 (10.98), 200 (21.88) and 400 (48.97) at the state meet.
Kristin Rue, Life Christian Academy girls golf: The freshman shot 78-81 — 159 to win the 1B/2B state tournament by 19 strokes and lead her Tacoma team to the team title.
Ryan Mickelson, Lake Quinault baseball: The senior went 5 for 8 in the semifinals and finals to lead his team to its first 1B state championship. In an 8-7 semifinal win over Northport, he had two triples and a three-run homer, with three RBI. In the 18-7 championship win over Colton, he scored four runs and drove in two.
Myisha Valentine, North Sound Christian girls track and field: The senior won the 100 (12.74), 200 (25.98) and 400 (58.40), setting state records in each event. Valentine also anchored the winning 800 relay to lead the Mountlake Terrace school to second place despite having only six athletes.
The WIAA/Seattle Times State Athletes of the Week
are selected by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association and The Seattle Times from nominations
by athletic directors around the state.