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Athletes of the Week

Julie Allen

Fountain Valley,

Cross-Country

Allen had the county’s best individual performance Saturday, second place in Division I, at the state cross-

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country

champi-

onships in Fresno.

Allen

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finished the 5,000-meter

course in 17 minutes 42 seconds (fourth overall). Allen changed her strategy and ran a slower first mile, which allowed her to be faster the next two miles; she was 41 seconds faster than the county’s next fastest runner.

* Heather Cullen

Newport Harbor, Volleyball

Serving and defensive performance in regional semifinal keyed Game 2 comeback and eliminated Mater Dei.

* Katie Strachan

Foothill, Cross-Country

Strong showing by No. 2 runner provided difference as Foothill survived Santa Margarita for Division II title.

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* Jill Quye

Corona del Mar

Cross-Country

Epitomizing team aspect of her sport, Quye’s 19:31 gave CdM five runners in the top 20 and a state title.

Chris Kluwe

Los Alamitos, Football

He may have had two field goals blocked earlier, but the county record-breaker that Kluwe

kicked as time expired, a 60-yarder he had no doubt

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about,

forced

overtime

against

Los

Angeles

Loyola and helped the Griffins advance to the Division I semifinals with a 30-23 victory. Kluwe, who will attend UCLA, also had field goals of 47 and 28 yards, and finished with 12 points.

* Augie Escobar

Villa Park, Cross-Country

The senior pulled away in the final mile, winning the Division II state title in 15:27 over 5,000 meters.

To nominate an Athlete of the Week, call (714) 966-5904 or fax (714) 966-5663.


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