Prep fall athlete of the week: Nicole Goecke, Prairie cross country

Weekly honor is sponsored by Athletes Corner



Nicole Goecke

Nicole Goecke of Prairie cross country was voted The Columbian’s high school fall athlete of the week, sponsored by Athletes Corner, for the week ending Oct. 26.

Goecke collected 52 percent of the 1,152 votes cast by fans to beat out Morgan Micheletti of La Center volleyball, who had 19 percent.

Goecke defended her 3A district title, posting a 99-second victory with winning time of 16:45.

The other nominees were Austin Blankenship of Columbia River cross country, Diego De La Torre of Hockinson golf and Jonathan Ho of Camas tennis.

Nominees and the online ballot are posted at each Monday and voting continues until 8 p.m. Thursday.

Athletes may be elected athlete of the week once during the regular season, and no athlete can be nominated for the honor in consecutive weeks.