Pacific athletes of the week
Last week: Led the way as the Falcons split two matches against two of their strongest KAIAC rivals.
Anglade, a junior, posted team-leading totals of six spike kills in 12 attempts and 12 defensive digs in the Falcons’ 25-20, 25-18, 25-20 defeat against KAIAC Division I champion Seoul Foreign on Oct. 11. She recorded six kills in 17 attempts, served 10-for-12 and added eight digs in Seoul American’s 25-17, 25-12, 21-25, 25-8 victory over Osan American on Friday. The Falcons improved to 7-2, second place in the league this season.
“Erica has started to assume more of a leadership role on this young team,” coach Denny Hilgar said. “She has upped her game defensively and is now looking for more hitting openings offensively, which translates into more kills.”
Kevin BlackburnCross country
Zama American, Japan
Last week: Raced to first place and his first league championship in the DODDS-Japan All-District meet Saturday on the 2.9-mile course at Tama Hills Recreation Center.
Blackburn, a junior, was timed in 15 minutes, 59 seconds, finishing 13 seconds ahead of runner-up Graham Will of Nile C. Kinnick in the six-school meet. It marked the third time this season Blackburn has been the best DODDS-Japan finisher in a race at the suburban Tokyo site.
“Kevin has continually improved his times during each of his races at Tama,” coach Mitchell Moellendick said.
“He is a quiet runner who lets his dedication, hard work and perseverance speak volumes in his race times and results.”
— Selected by Stars and Stripes staff