O'Donoghue-McDonald Named Gohuskies.com Student-Athlete Of The Week
Sept. 19, 2011
SEATTLE - Senior Max O'Donoghue-McDonald (Seattle, Wash.) was named the Gohuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 12-18. This is the first such honor for the men's cross country team on the season.
A West Seattle native that ran in Lincoln Park with his middle school team became the first Husky ever to win back-to-back Sundodger Invitationals, as he led the men to the victory at UW's annual home meet.
Having just completed its 20th installment, only once before had a runner won consecutive Sundodgers. That was achieved by Seattle U. coach Uli Steidl, an eight-time Seattle Marathon winner, back in 1994-95 for Portland.
O'Donoghue-McDonald got the win in 24-minutes, 8-seconds over the 8 kilometer course. Washington scored 28 points to hold off a good challenge from Idaho, which scored 34 for second-place.
"Max said he felt great today, and for him to win two college races in Lincoln Park is fantastic," said head Coach Greg Metcalf.
Other nominees include: Brent Richards (men's soccer), Sarah Martinez (women's soccer), Chris Polk (football), Eleanor Fulton (women's cross country) and Bianca Rowland (volleyball).
2011-12 Gohuskies.com Student-Athlete's Of The Week: