Athlete of the Week nominees 4/15

Nominees for The Columbian prep athlete of the week for the week of April 6-13.

By the way, last week on Twitter, I noticed one of the nominees mentioned that the voting really is just a popularity contest. Guess there is a lot of truth to that. However, we pick one athlete for five sports each week. So being nominated means The Columbian has called you the athlete of the week of that particular sport. The voting is for the readers to have some fun with it. Just sayin’.

Chloe Bartek, Columbia River golf: Area golfers do not get a lot of 18-hole tournaments to compete in prior to district. So that’s what made last week special with the Chieftain Invitational. This year’s event drew 16 teams. Bartek won the event with a 4-over-par 77.

Grayson Anderson, Camas boys track and field: Anderson was named the athlete of the meet Friday night at the John Ingram Twilight at Columbia River High School. He led Camas to the team title with wins in the 100 meters and the 200. He finished second in the high jump. And he was on the 400 relay team that took second.

Chris Hogan, Prairie soccer: Hogan scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Kelso on Friday. Earlier in the week, he had two assists in a 3-1 win over Hudson’s Bay. The Falcons are 3-0-1 in the 3A Greater St. Helens League.

Alissa Pudlitzke, Camas girls track and field: In what quite possibly is the distance race of the track season so far, Pudlitzke topped her teammate Alexa Efraimson in the 3,200 at the Twilight on Friday night, clocking in at 10 minutes, 54.74 seconds. Efraimson, meanwhile, finished at 10:55.04. Those are the top two times in all of Class 4A Washington this season.

Javier Villanueva, Heritage baseball: Villanueva hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Timberwolves a 6-5 win over Union in a battle of second-place teams in the 4A GSHL. Villanueva also pitched three innings of relief to get the win in that game. Earlier in the week, he threw six innings to get a 4-1 win over Battle Ground.

To cast your vote, go to The Columbian’s prep sports facebook page at

Voting will continue until 8 p.m. Thursday and be announced in Friday’s edition of The Columbian.

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