As the season moves deeper into the Championship phase, the Athlete of the Week spotlight turns to those runners who are garnering County and/or Conference honors on their way to a possible state championship. This week's winners distinguished themselves in just that way, each taking a County Title. One of our honoress is a repeat recipient. Let's see who is being recognized and wins a stylish, limited edition NJRunners tee shirt for their outstanding efforts.
Girls: Kristen Traub
School: Eastern Christian School (No. Haledon)
Kristen took the Passaic County Championship at Garret Mtn. Reservation in 18:45. A dominating performance by an athlete who has been 19 min. in every one of her races this year and has not lost lost to a Jersey girls along the way.
Rachel Chris: Rumson-Fair Haven HS (2013)
Dana Giordano: Bernards HS (2012)
Megan Lacy: Cherokee HS (2012)
Ariana North - No. Highlands Reg. HS (2013)
Boys: Tyler Gibbons
School: Ridge HS (Basking Ridge)
Tyler Gibbons picks up his 2nd AOW award via a 15:44 victory at the Somerset County Championships. Gibbons time establishes a new Natirar CR, breaking Matt McDonald"s (No. Hunterdon) 15:46 mark from last year. Tyler seeks a second consecutive Natirar win at this week's Skylands onf. Cghampionships.
Gerorge Kelly: CBA (2012)
Christian Costello: Don Bosco (2012)
Matt Nelson: Barnegat HS (2013)
Allen Eke: Union Catholic (2012)
Ben Malone: Pascack Valley (2013)
Kristen Traub by: Don Rich for PTXC
Tyler Gibbons by: Mike dennis for NJRunners.com