Boys: Michael Haddan
This junior is without question one of the most promising young distance runners in the nation. Haddan first gained wide notice last spring when he won the 800-meter race at the CIF state track meet. Last week, at the Orange County cross country championships, Haddan set a course record that had stood for 18 years. He won the sweepstakes race in 14:37 over the three mile layout and chopped off eight seconds from the record time of 14:45 set in 1984 by William Feliciano of Cypress. Haddon won his race by 13 seconds over second-place finisher David Napper of Cypress.
Girls: Sharon Day
Sticking with the theme of being a top track athlete as well as being from Orange County, this seems like a good week to pick Day. She's a top volleyball player as well as being the defending CIF state track champion in the high jump. Day won that meet with a clearance of 5-11 and uses those hops for good use for Costa Mesa's volleyball team. The squad won twice last week to improve to 7-0 in league play. Day had a team-high 12 kills in a 15-6, 15-5, 15-10 win over Saddleback of Santa Ana and had 16 kills as well as six blocks in a 6-15, 15-5, 16-14, 15-11 triumph over Ocean View of Huntington Beach.