Pacific athletes of the Week
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: May 1, 2008
Track and field
Won the 200-meter dash and anchored the boys 400-meter relay team to victory as the Trojans beat St. Mary’s International 70-48, Zama’s first victory over the Titans since 1988, during Saturday’s Kanto Plain Association of Secondary Schools meet at Zama American High School.
Rodriguez, a senior in just his second year of track, ran the region’s second-fastest 200 of the season, 23.08 seconds, two-hundredths behind Roosevelt Payne of Kadena. His anchor leg rallied the Trojans relay team from a 7-meter deficit past St. Mary’s 46.30 to 46.35.
“Without Miguel stepping up his races this past weekend, the outcome of the meet would have been dramatically closer,” coach Mitch Moellendick said. “Miguel is one of our quiet leaders who is extremely hardworking and never complains about the workload given to him.”
— Selected by Stars and Stripes staff