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PREP ATHLETES OF THE WEEK — SEPT. 6-SEPT. 12

September 13, 2018

Joshua Hansen — Cross Country

Over the past seven days, junior Joshua Hansen won not one race, but two for the Knights cross country team.

Last Wednesday, the junior won his first race of his career at the Lee Williams Multiple with a time of 18 minutes, six seconds.

Three days later, Hansen did it again but against steeper competition at the Cibola Invitational in Yuma. Hansen ran a 17:26 and won the race by ten seconds.

“I’ve been running for three years and those are my first two wins,” Hansen said. “I keep getting second. So when I got the first win I was like ‘yes!’. But for the one in Yuma, I was looking at the times of the other guys and I should have finished like fifth. But I ended up leading for the entire race.”

On Wednesday, Hansen led his team again at the Parker Multiple with at time of 18:14 as the first Knights to finish.

Michael Johnsen — Swim

Last week senior Michael Johnsen swept his competition in individual events.

The senior won the 100 breaststroke with a time of one minute, 19.57 seconds and also the 500 freestyle at 4:43.49 to help Lake Havasu win the Golden Anchor meet.

The following Saturday, Johnsen did it again at the Kingman Academy Invitational by winning the 100 breaststroke with an improved time of 1:06.26 and a 5:19.50 in 500 freestyle.

“Those are two events that I have been training in for awhile now,” Johnsen said. “It’s nice to be able to win after working so hard and I hope to keep winning in those events. I just have to keep on training hard and hopefully I can improve my times.”

Johnsen also had a helping in hand in Havasu’s wins in the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay.

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