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Elijah Nelson of Prairie is the Week 7 Northwest Personal Training prep athlete of the week

Nelson beats out Evergreen's Claire Rogge

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
Published: October 26, 2021, 8:17am

Prairie tennis player Elijah Nelson is the Northwest Personal Training Week 7 high school athlete of the week.

With a late rally, Nelson beat out Evergreen cross country runner Claire Rogge for the honor.

Nelson dropped just four games in winning three straight-set matches to capture the 3A singles district title.


  1. Elijah Nelson, Prairie tennis 253
  2. Claire Rogge, Evergreen cross country 218
  3. Dane Huddleston, Woodland golf 138
  4. Branden Chou, Mountain View cross country 134
  5. Keanna Salavea, Heritage volleyball 23

Here are the other nominees:

BRANDEN CHOU, MOUNTAIN VIEW BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: Chou raced to a 32-second victory to win the 3A boys district title at 16:01 at Kelso High School.

DANE HUDDLESTON, WOODLAND BOYS GOLF: Huddleston shot a four-under-par 138 to win the 2A district title by seven shots at Riverside Golf Course in Chehalis.

CLAIRE ROGGE, EVERGREEN GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY: Rogge led from start to finish to win by 40 seconds to take the 3A girls district title in 18:59 at Kelso High School.

KEANNA SALAVEA, HERITAGE VOLLEYBALL: Salavea averaged 18 kills, 18 digs and five blocks in two league matches for the Timberwolves.