Men's Athletes of the Week
Weekly PCAC honor goes to Jags' Greene, Mesa's Nasser
MAY 20, 2014 - The Pacific Coast Athletic Conference has named track & field athletes Branden Greene (Southwestern College) and Sal Nasser (San Diego Mesa) as its final 2013-14 Men's Athletes of the Week.
Greene, who has a season's best of 7 feet, 0¾ inches, cleared 6 feet, 11½ inches to repeat as state champion in the high jump in the CCCAA state finals at Mt. SAC.
Nasser, a freshman from Sweetwater High School, won the long jump at 25 feet, 4½ inches.
Honorable mention honorees were Southwestern baseball player Daniel Goodrich and track & field athletes Steven Martinez (Mesa) and Cuyamaca's Ryan Maize and Alexander Law.
Goodrich, a freshman outfielder from Hilltop High School, went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs in the first game of the Jaguars' best 2-of-3 sectional series at top Southern California seed Orange Coast. Southwestern jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first game before Coast came back to win 5-4, then beat Southwestern again the following day to advance to the State Final Four.
Martinez, a sophomore from Otay Ranch High and last week's Co-Athlete of the Week, repeated as state 10,000-meter champion by running 32:00.31.
Maize, a sophomore from El Capitan High, won the state 3,000-meter steeplechase title in 9:17.03.
Law, a freshman from Otay Ranch, went 16 feet, 0 ¾ inches to take third in the state in the pole vault.