Athletes of the Week
Sport: Cross country
Last week: Wheeler finished 10th on Saturday at the Nike Cross Nationals at Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland, Oregon. She made a lot push to finish the 5,000-meter race in 17 minutes, 23.2 seconds after sitting in 16th place with about a quarter mile remaining. The race included 197 of the top girls runners from across the country.
Notable: Wheeler has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete at Division I power Providence College.
Last week: Mackay captured the 182-pound title at the Matthew Marino Invitational at Webster Schroeder High School, overcoming a 4-0 deficit in the finals for a 5-4 victory against Hilton’s Mike Spallina, the Section 5 Division I champion at 170 pounds last season. MacKay won his three previous matches at the tournament by pin and is 5-0 this season heading into Saturday’s Elmira Christmas Tournament at Elmira High School.
Notable: Mackay won the Section 4 Division I championship at 170 pounds last season.
Athlete of the Week based on events of Nov. 30 to Dec. 6. To nominate an athlete for events of Dec. 7-13, email Andrew Legare at email@example.com by 4 p.m. Tuesday.