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Vote now: Who should be the WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week (Apr. 4-10)?

Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for Apr. 4-10 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff.

Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for Apr. 4-10 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Monday, Apr. 18. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivewa.


Editor’s Note: Our Athlete of the Week feature and corresponding poll is intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. However, we do not allow votes that are generated by script, macro or other automated means. Athletes that receive votes generated by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.

Ella Borsheim, Bellarmine Prep girls track and field: The multiple-time state champion distance runner posted a personal record in the 3,200-meter run (10:12.84) on Saturday at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational to take over the state lead by more than 20 seconds.

Katelynn Gelson, Hanford girls track and field: Wow. The senior thrower popped a personal-record 156-foot throw in the girls discus to grab the No. 1 spot in the state at the Arcadia Invitational.

JaiCieonna Gero-Holt, Emerald Ridge girls track and field: The Jaguars’ ninth-grader has taken the state by storm. After resetting top spot in the girls high jump (6-0), she also took over the lead in the 100-meter hurdles Saturday with a time of 14.49 seconds at the Arcadia Invitational in California.

Alli Kimball, Peninsula softball: The fireballer shut down a good Gig Harbor lineup by giving up just two hits and striking out 12 in the Seahawks’ 6-0 3A SSC victory over the Tides.

Aerin Lee, Selah softball: The reigning 2A CWAC co-MVP threw a no-hitter with nine strikeouts against Ephrata in a 10-0 win, then helped finish off the doubleheader sweep with a home run, reports the Yakima Herald-Republic.

Gracie Ream, Puyallup softball: The ninth-grader was simply dominant in this 4A SPSL showdown between league contenders, striking out 12 in five innings, allowing one hit in the Vikings’ 10-0 win over South Kitsap.

Alaynah Reed, Kentwood girls track and field: In a light week of meets (spring break), the Conquerors’ sprinter took over the state leader in the girls’ 400-meter dash with a time of 57.53 seconds in a 4A NPSL dual meet.

Jordyn Relethford, Nooksack Valley softball: The Edmonds CC signee outdueled all-state ace pitcher Kiana Rios by throwing a three-hitter, striking out nine and also hitting a bases-clearing triple in the sixth inning as the Pioneers defeated 2B contender Warden, 3-2.

Riley Timmons, Montesano softball: The sophomore came in relief with the Bulldogs trailing 5-0 and tossed seven innings of one-(earned) run ball, striking out eight as Montesano rallied to trip up fellow 1A powerhouse Lakeside of Nine Mile Falls, 9-8.

Ava Clark, Woodinville softball: Clark batted .500 and had two hits in a 5-6 loss against Inglemoor. 

Luke Abshire, Central Valley baseball: Recorded 11 strikeouts in a complete game shutout in a 4-0 win at Lewis and Clark in the first of a double-header.

Carson Coffield, Mt. Spokane baseball: Connected on 2 of 3 at-bats with a double, two RBI and three runs scored in a 13-3 win over Gonzaga Prep.

Ethan Coleman, Olympia boys track & field: Recorded the state’s best 3200 meter run time this season at the Arcadia Invitational in California, logging an 8:51.09 personal best (ninth place). 

Denny Fisher, Eastside Catholic boys track & field: Logged a 14-foot, 1-inch mark in the pole vault at the 2022 Arcadia Invitational — good enough for the state’s top mark this season.

Braden Hartley, Rochester baseball: Didn’t allow a hit in a five-inning start, adding seven strikeouts and two walks to a no-hitter in a 11-0 win over Shelton.

Corbin Herrera, Yakima Herald-Republic boys soccer: Netted two second-half goals to help Eisenhower turn a one-goal deficit into a 2-1 league win over Davis.

Quinn Hubbs, Cheney baseball: Fanned 10 batters and gave up 10 in a complete game performance a 1-0 win over 3A Ferris.

Andre Korbmacher, Squalicum boys track & field: Won the Arcadia Invite boys invite section with a 13.84 (a personal best) in the 110 hurdles, toppling Jadyn Marshall, the top 110 hurdler in the country.

Adison Mattix, Mountlake Terrace baseball: Fanned 10 batters in a four-inning start, along with three runs (all unearned), three walks and two hits in a 3-2 win over Mountlake Terrace, reported The Everett Herald.

Jaden Oguda, Jackson boys soccer: His equalizer and go-ahead goals lifted Jackson to a 4A Wesco win over Mariner.

Carlos Vallejo, Centralia baseball: Hit a three-run double to seal a 13-7 win over Black Hills.

Max Workman, Mead baseball: Hit 4-for-4 at the plate, netted two triples, five RBI and five runs in a 20-5 win in the front end of a road double-header at North Central.

Aden Schaler, Yelm baseball: In two games against Capital, the junior went 4-for-8 at the plate with two doubles, two singles, and three RBIs.

Reagan Ellis, North Creek softball: Ellis is batting .700 in her last three games in Kingco 4A with two home runs. The senior 2B is on fire at the plate batting a total of .532 for the season and setting a school record for double plays and fielding percentage on defense for her career.

Jacob Hayes, Anacortes baseball: The Anacortes Junior pitched 4.2 innings in a game against Lynden Christian, striking out nine and allowing four earned runs. He also went four-for-four hitting with five RBIs and one home run.