Athlete of the Week

Youngsville’s Brooke Messinger, far right, is still a freshman. It wasn’t long ago she went to states in cross country, and this week she earned three first-place finishes for her school’s girls track team against visiting Iroquois on Tuesday. On the cinders of Mike Shine Field, she won the mile in 5:56, and the two-mile in 13:14. She also joined Piper Olsen, Leah McCluskey and Leigh Fehlman to win the 3,200 relay for Youngsville in 13:12. Again, just a freshman, Messinger is a repeat Times Observer Female Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Little Caesers.