Athletes of the Week

Week of April 22, 2013

Melissa Skiba

Track & Field

The SCIAC Championship distance events belonged to Melissa Skiba who won both the 5000m and the 1500m races. Skiba ran a 17:00.35 in the 5000m, breaking the previous meet record set back in 1985 while also setting a school record.She also won the 1500m race in a time of 3:46.23. Both of Skiba's times rank in the top-ten nationally. 

Nicholas Ballou


Nicholas Ballou captured his second consecutive Ojai Tennis Tournament singles title last week, winning all five matches in straight sets. In the final, Ballou defeated Alex Lane of CMS 6-2, 6-2 and moved his season record to 20-0. Shortly after earning the singles title, Ballou combined with Ray Worley to capture the Doubles Tournament Championship, avenging a finals loss in 2012. The No. 1 ranked duo improved their season record to 18-1 with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over No. 2 ranked Warren Wood and Joe Dorn of CMS.