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Athletes of the Week

Published on September 7, 2017 9:33AM

Astoria cross country runners McKenzie Burnett, left, and Sophie Long, the girls’ Athlete of the Week.

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Astoria cross country runners McKenzie Burnett, left, and Sophie Long, the girls’ Athlete of the Week.

Trevor Byrd, after scoring one of his three goals in last week’s win over Corbett.

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Trevor Byrd, after scoring one of his three goals in last week’s win over Corbett.

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Athletes of the Week

(For the week of Aug. 28-Sept. 2)

Girls

Sophie Long, Astoria

The freshman made her high school cross country debut a successful one Sept. 2, in the “Ultimook Race Nike Invitational,” at Hydrangea Ranch in Tillamook.

Out of 127 runners in the varsity 5,000-meter race, Long finished 13th in 23 minutes, 54 seconds — the best finish for the Lady Fishermen, who placed third in the team standings. It was the first time Long had run a 5,000-meter race. Teammate McKenzie Burnett was 15th in 24:11.

Boys

Trevor Byrd, Astoria

The 2017 boys soccer season opener was a memorable game for Astoria’s Trevor Byrd.

Facing the Corbett Cardinals, the senior forward scored three goals — all in the first half — in a 6-1 Fishermen victory at Volunteer Field.

Byrd’s hat trick was a big positive for Astoria, which must replace a handful of scorers lost to graduation in 2016.



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