Women's Athlete of the Week

 Comets' Velasquez named Women's Athlete of the Week


MAY 20, 2014 - Palomar College track & field distance runner Aholibama Velasquez has been selected as the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference's final Women's Athlete of the Week of the 2013-14 academic year.

PCAC 2013-2014 WOMEN'S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
May 18 Aholibama Velasquez, Palomar Track & Field
May 11 Paula Aleman, Southwestern Track & Field
May 4 Darby Duprat & Thau Nguyen,
San Diego City
Badminton
Apr. 27 Jessica Thompson, Southwestern Softball
Apr. 20 Ian Wong, San Diego Mesa
Nicole Balinger, Grossmont
Swim & Dive
Softball
Apr. 13 Katie Dowdy, San Diego City Softball
Apr. 6 Tori Roel, Grossmont Softball
Mar. 30 Gabby Jaramillo, Grossmont
Meghan Shaw, San Diego City
Swim & Dive
Softball
Mar. 23 Kali Pugh, Palomar
Korin Chapman, Southwestern
Softball
Track & Field
Mar. 16 K.K. Fronda, Palomar
Jaella Conway, Grossmont
Softball
Tennis
Mar. 9 Sophia Najera, San Diego Mesa
Jazlyn Hallare, San Diego Mesa
Tennis
Softball
Mar. 2 Maci Lerno, Palomar Softball
Feb. 23 Staci Gregorio, San Diego Mesa
Ariel Bochniak, Southwestern
Basketball
Softball
Feb. 16 Tamara Herring, Mt. San Jacinto
Brianna Leigh-Pink, San Diego City
Basketball
Softball
Feb. 9 Sonia White, Imperial Valley
Alejandra Pantoja,  Mesa
Softball
Swim & Dive
Feb. 2 Maria Torres, San Diego City Basketball
Jan. 26 Gabby Robledo, Southwestern Basketball
Jan. 19 Kaila Britten, Grossmont Basketball
Jan. 12 Mikaela Stanton, Palomar
Jessica Bautista, Grossmont
Basketball
Basketball
Jan. 5 Cora Lopez, Mt. San Jacinto Basketball
Dec. 29 Alex Harris, Southwestern Basketball
Dec. 22 Dachae Evans, Palomar Basketball
Dec. 15 Alex Warren, San Diego City Basketball
Dec. 8 Johnette Brown, Mt. San Jacinto Basketball
Dec. 1 Lauren Hays, Grossmont
Nyaduop Lam, San Diego City
Volleyball
Basketball
Nov. 24 Stephanie Carlson,  Miramar Soccer
Nov. 10 Justine Hamner, Grossmont
Maci Lerno, Palomar
Water Polo
Volleyball
Nov. 3 Bethany Nosko, San Diego Mesa
Makaela Thompson, MiraCosta
Volleyball
Soccer
Oct. 27 Nayeli Davila, San Diego Mesa Water Polo
Oct. 20 Megan Kurz, Grossmont College
Monica Vargas, Imperial Valley
Volleyball
Volleyball
Oct. 13 Ninfa Ramirez, Miramar
Elisa Brooks, San Diego Mesa
Soccer
Soccer
Oct. 6 Grace Hanshaw, San Diego Mesa
Arianna Womack, San Diego Miramar
Cross Country
Water Polo
Sept. 29 Taylor Reaume, San Diego Mesa
Imani Griffin, San Diego City
Volleyball
Volleyball
Sept. 22 Taylor Kushner, Mt. San Jacinto
Elizabeth Stabile, San Diego Mesa
Volleyball
Soccer
Sept. 15 Rudy Leasau, Grossmont
Paulina Salazar, Miramar
Volleyball
Soccer
Sept. 8 Simone Henderson, Grossmont
Angelina Hix, MiraCosta
Volleyball
Soccer
Sept. 4 Sadye Busby, Palomar
Leandra Garlinger, Mt. San Jacinto
Golf
Soccer

Velasquez, a freshman from Valley Center High School, ran an 18:05.97 to finish second in the 5,000 –meter run at the CCCAA State Championships at Mt. San Antonio College's Hilmer Lodge Stadium.

Velasquez was the first Southern California finisher in the race, which was won by Yesenia Silva from College of the Sequoias in Visalia, who ran 17:57.91. Velasquez defeated third-place finisher Daisy Esparza of Fullerton. Elizabeth Nelson of Glendale, the Southern California champion, was fourth.

Velasquez was the highest-finishing female state-meet finisher from the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference in any event.

Honorable mention went to two other track & field athletes, Dana Hosley of Cuyamaca and Paula Aleman from Southwestern.

Hosley, a sophomore from Helix Charter High School who played basketball at Grossmont College, finished third in the discus with a throw of 136 feet, 3 inches. She finished only two inches behind the second-place finisher, Moreen Pahulu from College of San Mateo, who got out 136 feet, 5 inches.

Aleman, a sophomore from Sweetwater High School, ran a 1:02.00 as she placed third in the 400-meter hurdles.

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