Athletes Of The Week

Athletes of the Week

February 04, 2004

BOYS

Mack Lewnes

Mount St. Joseph, wrestling

Ranked No. 1 nationally among 152-pound sophomores, Lewnes had four pins and one major decision last week to raise his record to 34-2 with 24 pins. Lewnes' 14-3 major decision on Friday came during a 56-7 rout of Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference rival Curley.

In Saturday's Colonial Forge Duals, Lewnes had a fall in 3:59 among his four pins during a 42-16 blowout of the host team, which is ranked No. 2 among Virginia's large schools. A returning All-Metro pick and defending MIAA and private schools state tournament champion, Lewnes has placed first, second and third at three of the nation's most difficult invitationals this season.

Potentially one of the best high school wrestlers Maryland has ever produced, Lewnes also has a 4.0 grade point average.

GIRLS

Kelly Peloquin

McDonogh, swimming

The sophomore won four events, set three meet records and qualified for automatic All-American status in two events while helping the Eagles to an overwhelming victory in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland swimming championships Sunday at UMBC.

Peloquin won the 100-yard breaststroke (1 minute, 05.43 seconds) and joined teammates Anne-Marie Botek, Kat McIntosh and Danielle Spearman to win the 200 freestyle relay (1:49.2). Both times were meet records and made the swimmers National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association All-Americans.

In the 200 individual medley (2:07.05), Peloquin also set a meet record. She, Claire Hutchinson, Bridgette Flora and Spearman combined to win the 200 freestyle relay (3:42.95).

See the Athletes of the Week Sundays at 11:30 a.m. on Replay Sun High School Sports on ABC2, and online at www.sunspot.net/sports/highschool.

Nominate athletes

The Sun accepts nominations for its Athletes of the Week on Sundays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at 410-332-6200 or 1-800-829-8000, extension 6200.

Two athletes (one boy and one girl) will be selected each week and featured in Wednesday's editions. To be nominated, athletes must play for their high school team. Only coaches can nominate Athletes of the Week.

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