11.07.2019 - [NCKS]

Lincoln junior Jaycee Vath and St. John's Junior Caleb Eilert have been named the Telephone and Cable Athletes of the Week.

Vath won her second straight 1A Individual State Cross Country title on Saturday at Wamego Country Club.  Vath ran the 5K in 19:11.33, which was nearly 37 seconds faster than the second place finisher, Madison Sutterfield of Meade.  Including the state championship, Vath brought home seven gold medals this season on the course.  She was the Northern Plains League Champion and also took the 1A Regional title at Washington County.

Eilert finished as the 1A State Champion in the Boys 5K at Wamego Saturday.  His time of 16:22.97 was nearly 27 seconds better than second place finisher Collin Oswalt from Hutch Central Christian.  Eilert finished in 3rd place at the season opener in Concordia, but took first place in the rest of his races this season, highlighted by a first place finish at the Rim Rock event in Lawrence, the NPL title and the Regional Championship at Washington County.

We will announce the winners each week. Remember, you can nominate an athlete from any school sport.