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Athletes of the week: Top Bay Area performers

South Bay/Peninsula
Luke Short, Los Gatos
Sport: Baseball
Position: Pitcher
Class: Senior
The Saint Mary’s College commit was senstational on the mound and productive at the plate in Los Gatos’ 3-1 victory over Palo Alto in the Central Coast Section Open Division quarterfinals. Eight days after the Wildcats lost to Palo Alto in a league tournament final, Short pitched a complete game, allowing no earned runs and five hits with seven strikeouts. Also had two hits and a walk of his own and scored two runs.
Hannah Edwards, Archbishop Mitty
Sport: Softball
Position: First base
Class: Junior
In a CCS Open Division quarterfinal showdown against top-seeded Carlmont, Edwards got the Monarchs off to a great start, blasting a two-run homer in the first inning. Mitty, the eighth seed and defending champion, went on to win 3-1 to advance to the semifinals Thursday against St. Ignatius. The home run was Edwards’ fifth of the season. She began the playoffs with a .420 batting average.
East Bay
Jonah Cooper, Foothill
Sport: Swimming
Events: 100 backstroke, 200 free
Class: Junior
Broke his own meet record at the CIF state championships in the 100 backstroke, completing the distance in 46.62 seconds during the prelims Friday. The Ohio State commit did not have to go so fast in the final Saturday, cruising to victory in 47.08. Also swam the 200 freestyle in 1:36.87 to finish second to Northgate star Alexei Sancov, who set a meet record in 1:34.13.
Miranda Heckman, Granada
Sport: Swimming
Events: 200, 500 freestyle
Class: Junior
The Texas commit won the 200- and 500-yard freestyle races at the CIF state championships last weekend in Clovis, stretching her total of individual state crowns to five. She won her third consecutive championship in the 500, covering the 20-lap race in 4:44.04 to edge runner-up Nicole Oliva, a sophomore from St. Francis, who touched the wall in 4:44.26. Earlier, Heckman successfully defended her title in the 200 free in 1:46.49.
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