Rodriguez notches a WIAA athlete of the week honor

Mercer Island High School freshman trackster Sophia Rodriguez was recently named a Washington Interscholastic Activities Association athlete of the week. She ran the fastest 1,600-meter race (4:48) in the state across all classifications at the Lake Washington versus Mercer Island dual meet on March 26. Her epic time broke a 44-year-old school record, and she followed that up with a 2:17 time in the 800-meter race that ranks third in 3A. Andy Nystrom/ staff photo