WIAA/Seattle Times State Athletes of the Week
Ben Chavarria, Emerald Ridge baseball: The leadoff hitter was 9 for 17 with four doubles as the Puyallup school went 4-0 to secure a playoff berth. He was 3 for 3 in stolen-base attempts, scored nine runs and drove in eight.
Tiffany Tibbot, Skyline track and field: The sophomore sprinter won the 100 and 200 meters, ran on the winning 1,600 relay and anchored the Sammamish school\'s winning 400 relay at the Lake Washington Invitational.
Brenden Gent, Bainbridge baseball: Gent, a senior third baseman, hit two grand slams in one inning against Eastside Catholic and also hit two doubles in a 5-for-11 week.
Tasha Shipman, Black Hills track and field: Shipman, a sophomore at the Olympia school, broke school records in the 400 (59.48) and 1,600 (5:32.2) and ran on two relays (800 and 1,600) that set school records.
Kevin Komstadius, East Valley (Yakima) baseball: Komstadius, a 6-foot-4 sophomore, went 11 for 15 with four doubles, a home run and seven RBI in four wins by the Red Devils. He also struck out six in six innings of relief, with one save.
Lacey Jordan, Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) softball: Jordan pitched her team to a two-game sweep of Riverside of Chattaroy, striking out 14 and walking none. She also was 5 for 7 with a homer and three RBI.
Chelsea Miller, Bellevue Christian track and field: Miller had four victories at the Lynden Christian Invitational. She won the 100 in a personal-record 12.6, equaled her best (27.0) in the 200, anchored the 400 relay and ran on the state-leading 800 relay.
(No 1A boys nominated.)
Ryan Van Beek, Riverside Christian baseball: Van Beek was 6 for 8 with a home run, two doubles and five RBI in a doubleheader for the Crusaders (14-1) of Yakima. He also struck out eight in five innings.
(No Class B girls nominated.)
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.