Men's Athletes of the Week

 Comets' Farley, Mesa's Buckley are Men's Athletes of Week


April 21, 2015 - Palomar College swimmer Rich Farley and San Diego Mesa high jumper Kei-Jian Buckley are the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week for April 13-19.

PCAC 2014-2015 MEN'S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Apr. 19 Rich Farley, Palomar
Kei-Jian Buckley, San Diego Mesa
Swimming
Track & Field
Apr. 12 Jake Barnett, Palomar
Jake Roth, San Diego Mesa
Baseball
Diving
Apr. 5 Aaron Russell, San Diego Mesa
Adrian Orozco, Southwestern
Track & Field
Baseball
Mar. 29 Sal Nasser, San Diego Mesa
Andrew McWilliam, SD Mesa
Track & Field
Baseball
Mar. 22 Neil Franka, San Diego Mesa
Kash Mattson, Mt. San Jacinto
Swimming
Baseball
Mar. 15 Tyler Russell, Palomar
Andrew Freiha, Grossmont
Baseball
Volleyball
Mar. 9 Kevin Ginkel, Southwestern Baseball
Mar. 2 Blake O'Donnell, Mt. San Jacinto
Kyle Peeler, San Diego City
Basketball
Baseball
Feb. 15 Deven Riley, Palomar
Jelani Carr, San Diego Miramar
Basketball
Basketball
Feb. 15 Tim Pace, Cuyamaca Basketball
Feb. 8 Dor Tut, San Diego Miramar
Robert Romero, Grossmont
Basketball
Basketball
Feb. 1 Daniel Macias, Southwestern Baseball
Jan. 25 Jeremy Franklin, Palomar
Shawn Lathan, Southwestern
Basketball
Basketball
Jan. 18 Stacey Lambert, San Diego City Basketball
Jan. 11 Ryan Schaefer, Palomar
Buddha Boyd, MiraCosta
Basketball
Basketball
Jan. 4 Novian Cherry, San Diego Mesa Basketball
Dec. 21 Caleb Singleton, San Diego City Basketball
Dec. 7 Alberto Garcia, Palomar Wrestling
Nov. 16 Chris Burton, San Diego City
Josue Ramirez, Southwestern
Basketball
Soccer
Nov. 9 Samuel Williams, Mt. San Jacinto
Enrique Maldonado, SD City
Basketball
Soccer
Nov. 2 Tareq Abulebbeh,  Mesa
Cameron Rath, Palomar
Football
Water Polo
Oct. 26 Erik Collin, Palomar Wrestling
Oct. 19 Toefua Amu, Palomar
Daniel Morales, San Diego City
Football
Soccer
Oct. 12 Omar Hernandez, Southwestern Soccer
Oct. 5 Alex Graves, Palomar Wrestling
Sept. 28 Argenis Ramos, MiraCosta
Johnny Williams, Mt. San Jacinto
Soccer
Football
Sept. 21 Malik Kimbrough, Southwestern
Eddie Guerra, MiraCosta
Football
Soccer
Sept. 14 Jesse Reiling, San Diego Mesa
Brian Avina, Imperial Valley
Water Polo
Soccer
Sept. 7 George Martinez, Southwestern Cross Country
Aug. 31 Jesus Ortiz, Cuyamaca Soccer

Farley led the Comets to the team title at the PCAC Championships they hosted on Thursday through Saturday. He was named Co-Men's Swimmer of the Year.

Farley won the 500 freestyle in 4:44.33, and the 200 freestyle in 1:42.52 and 100 freestyle in :47.45, then coming from 10 yards behind on the anchor leg to give Palomar first place in the 400 freestyle relay in the final event of the meet. The Comets won by almost two seconds in the race (3:11.06 to 3:12.41 for second-place Mesa) and outscored the runner-up Olympians 821-761 for the team title.

Carlsbad High alumnus Farley, a two-sport standout, is a second-generation Comet. His father, Paul Farley, also was a swimming and water polo star for Palomar.

Farley, a two-sport standout, is a second-generation Comet. His father, Paul Farley, also was a swimming and water polo star for Palomar.

Buckley, a freshman from Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Oregon who originally signed with the University of Oregon, went 6 feet, 9.49 inches to win the high jump in the PCAC Championships at Mesa.

He's aiming to surpass his career best of 7 feet, 1 inch which won the event against four-year college opponents at the 2014 Oregon Preview Meet at Eugene.

Honorable mention went to Cuyamaca pole vaulter Alexander Law and Palomar baseball pitcher Taylor Turski.

Law, a sophomore from Otay Ranch High, went 16 feet, 0.91 inches to win pole vault at the PCAC Championships.

Turski, a freshman from Temecula Valley High School, threw four-hit ball over the first seven innings to run his win-loss record to 4-0 in the nationally seventh-ranked Comets' 8-0 win over Grossmont. He lowered his earned run average to 0.86, second-best in the state.

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