Pacific athletes of the week
Andrew QuallioTrack and field
Zama American High School
Last week: Remained unbeaten in the 3,200- and 1,600-meter races through four Kanto Plain Association of Secondary Schools regular-season meets, winning both races and pacing the Trojans boys to team victories over St. Maur International and Yokohama International in Saturday’s KPASS meet at Oi Pier Ground in Tokyo.
Quallio, a sophomore transfer from Jacksonville, Fla., ran the mile in 4 minutes, 41 seconds, breaking his own school record by a second a week after shattering the school record set in 1976. Quallio took the two-mile race in 10:20.78.
“It’s a pleasure to have him,” coach Mitch Moellendick said.
Quallio ran for Sandalwood High in Jacksonville and finished ninth in the state Class AAAA finals last October. “He’s a good, hard-working kid, a lot of fun to be around.”
Seoul American High School
Last week: Tossed a no-hitter as the Falcons opened the DODDS-Korea regular season by thrashing defending champion Taegu American 13-1 in four innings on Saturday at Yongsan Garrison.
Spann, a junior, struck out eight batters and walked two — her finest performance in Falcons uniform — after two seasons of “taking her lumps,” coach Julian Harden said.
"… With each game, she kept getting better,” Harden said. "Now, in her junior year, she is a tough cookie, very accurate and with a variety of pitches.
"Chris is the epitome of what hard work can do for you. She is driven to always do her best."
— Selected by Stars and Stripes staff