Honors: Shadle Park running standout Nathan Weitz has been named the 2011-12 Gatorade Washington Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year.
The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character, distinguishes Weitz as Washington’s best high school boys cross country runner.
Weitz, who attends The Oaks Classical Christian Academy where he maintains a B average, finished third at the national Foot Locker Cross Country Championships with a time of 15 minutes, 20.5 seconds. He took second in the 3A state meet in 14:59.3 and second at the Foot Locker West Regional championships (15:30). He also earned victories at the 3A regional meet, the Sundodger Invitational, the Meadlander and the Eric Anderson Invitational.
WSU’s Aden tops for Pac-12 week
Basketball: Faisal Aden’s weekend resurgence earned him Pac-12 basketball player of the week honors on Monday.
The senior guard averaged 28.5 points per game and made 19 of 29 field goal attempts in WSU’s wins over Stanford and California. Aden scored a career-high 33 points against the Cardinal, then made 9 of 12 from the field to lead the Cougars with 24 points in Saturday’s upset win over the first-place Bears. He was 19 of 20 from the free-throw line in the two games, and scored all of his points without making a 3-pointer.
WCC heralds GU’s Redmon
Basketball: Gonzaga women’s basketball senior Katelan Redmon was named the West Coast Conference player of the week.
The guard/forward averaged 22 points, 6 rebounds and 1.5 steals as the Bulldogs went 2-0 on the road last week.
This is Redmon’s first WCC weekly honor of the year and third of her career.
Ojeda catches Big Sky’s eye
Basketball: Eastern Washington junior Carrie Ojeda was named the Big Sky Conference player of the week.
Ojeda tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Eastern’s upset road victory over Portland State.