Chiawana softball player Annalisa McKinney voted athlete of the week

Congratulations to Chiawana High School softball player Annalisa McKinney for being voted our Washington Federal Athlete of the Week!

McKinney, a senior pitcher/1B/3B, had nine hits (including two home runs) and six RBI over a four-game stretch. She also struck out 21 batters over 12 innings.

McKinney received 37% of the vote, with Seattle Prep track & field star Aisha Watt finishing second with 30%. Ferris soccer goalkeeper Jadon Bowton finished third, receiving 20% of the vote.

Here are the five other athletes who were nominated for May 6-12:

Nick Mardesich, Everett baseball: Mardesich threw a seven-hit shutout on Saturday, May 11 to lift Everett to a 6-0 win over Shorewood  in the 3A District 1 Tournament championship game.

Tyler Forner, Camas baseball: Forner, a senior outfielder, went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and four RBI — including a momentous three-run homer — to lead Camas to a 10-6 victory over Puyallup in the West Central III/Southwest 4A bidistrict title game on Saturday.

Jadon Bowton, Ferris soccer: Bowton tallied a clean sheet in regulation, then made two huge saves in a penalty kicks shootout to lift Ferris to a 1-0 win over Pasco in the District 8 4A championship game on Saturday.

Spencer Barrera, Mt. Spokane track & field: Barrera dominated the Greater Spokane League district meet on Friday, winning four events. He captured the 200m (22.23 seconds), the 400m (50.74), the long jump (22 feet, 6 inches) and the triple jump (40-1) for the Wildcats.

Aisha Watt, Seattle Prep track & field: Watt, a senior, won the 100m (12.07), 200m (24.85) and anchored the winning 4x100m relay (49.43) at the Metro League championships on Friday.

Annalisa McKinney, Chiawana softball
Chiawana softball player Annalisa McKinney was voted the Washington Federal athlete of the week.

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