Pacific athletes of the week
Robert D. Edgren, Japan
Last week: Amassed 125 all-purpose yards, including a 90-yard return of the game’s opening kickoff, as the Eagles scored their first victory in school history over the American School In Japan 25-0 Saturday at Eagles Field, Misawa Air Base.
Latimore, a junior, also made a crucial catch of a pass for 35 yards that set up the Eagles’ final touchdown and intercepted two ASIJ passes as Edgren posted its first victory of the season. In the past two games, including a 42-19 loss at Nile C. Kinnick on Sept. 9, Latimore has racked up 300 all-purpose yards and touchdown returns of two kickoffs and a punt.
“Zach is a team player. He wants to do everything he can to help the team win,” Eagles head coach Chris Waite said of Latimore, who’s also a basketball standout (19 points, 11 rebounds per game last season). “Zach is the example of a student-athlete.”
Nadine MulvanyCross Country
Nile C. Kinnick, Japan
Last week: Ran the 3.1-mile Lake Isanoura course near Sasebo Naval Base in 20 minutes, 28 seconds, the best time among Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Pacific girls runners this season, as the Red Devils won the team title in the DODDS-Japan competition on Saturday.
Mulvany, a sophomore, teamed with senior Graham Will, whose 17:43 also was a Pacific-best for the current season, as Kinnick’s girls edged Robert D. Edgren 41-46 and the boys outdistanced the Eagles 28-39.
“Nadine has shown great success as a result of her focused practice,” Kinnick coach Philip Bailey said of Mulvany, who finished second overall the previous week.
“Nadine’s goal is to establish herself as a competitor, overtaking those who beat her during her freshman season. So far, she’s well into fulfilling that goal.”
— Selected by Stars and Stripes staff