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Nominees for The Columbian 2023-24 Week 25 prep athlete of the week sponsored by Killer Burger

Athletes from Evergreen, La Center, Camas, Seton Catholic and Woodland

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
Published: April 29, 2024, 8:52am

Here are the nominees for The Columbian 2023-24 Week 25 high school athlete of the week, sponsored by Killer Burger.

Voting will continue until 7 p.m. Wednesday.

To avoid vote manipulation, participants are being asked to log-in with their Columbian.com account or to sign-up for a free account before casting a vote.

Nominees are selected by The Columbian staff after a review of the previous week’s results. Suggestions for nominees can by made by anyone, but must be received by 6 p.m. Sunday for consideration.

Winners of the athlete-of-the-week may not be nominated again during the regular season, and no athlete may be nominated in consecutive weeks.

Nominees are posted and voting begins each Monday and runs through Wednesday.


Here are the nominees:

JOSIAH ALANIS, EVERGREEN BOYS TRACK AND FIELD: The junior set a 3A state-best mark of 23-2.5 in the long jump vs. Mountain View, then added a runner-up finish at the Nike/Jesuit Twilight Relays.

LAUREN BAKER, LA CENTER SOFTBALL: The sophomore went 7 for 8 with seven runs, a double, triple, home run and nine RBI in a doubleheader sweep of King’s Way Christian.

MARRKU LAUKKANEN, CAMAS BOYS SOCCER: The senior scored two goals and added an assist as the Papermakers posted wins over Heritage and Skyview.

JACK WILLIAMS, SETON CATHOLIC BASEBALL: The junior threw a perfect game, striking out nine in a 9-0 win over Columbia-White Salmon.

ADDY SIEMER, WOODLAND GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD: The junior won the triple jump at the Timberwolf Invite at Heritage and also won the high jump at the meet.