Menlo School track and field athlete Justin Pretre has been named Bay Area News Group boys high school athlete of the week for May 2-8 after he collected 16,609 votes (48.32%) by the 5 p.m. deadline Wednesday.
Saratoga baseball player Lucas Dennis (13,787/40.11%) placed second and Palo Alto swimmer Ethan Harrington was third.
Congratulations to all the candidates for this week’s recognition.
Pretre helped Menlo win a second consecutive West Bay Athletic League championship, competing in the 800, 1,600, 3,200 and 4×400 relay.
He won the 1,600 in a meet-record 4:18.54. He took second in the 800 (1:54.20) and 3,200 (9:28.00) and the 4×400 relay. Pretre qualified for the Central Coast Section meet in all four events.
To nominate an athlete for next week’s honor, email email@example.com by Monday, May 16, at 11 a.m.
We also review stats submitted to MaxPreps.com by coaches/team statisticians for consideration.
Winners are announced each Friday on the Mercury News & East Bay Times websites.
April 25-May 1: Diego Enriquez, Bellarmine baseball
April 18-24: Colin Dhaliwal, Menlo School baseball
April 11-17: Ethan Hsu, Dougherty Valley baseball
April 4-10: Brody Pearson, Bellarmine baseball
March 28-April 3: Bryce Thomas, Moreau Catholic track and field
March 21-27: Niko Gomozias, St. Ignatius baseball
March 14-20: Kyle McCarthy, Arroyo volleyball
March 7-13: Lucas Kelly, Sacred Heart Cathedral baseball
Feb. 28-March 6: David Estrada, Archbishop Mitty baseball
Feb. 21-27: Trent Keys, Freedom baseball
Feb. 14-20: Bobby Cuevas, De La Salle wrestling
Feb. 7-13: Isaiah Cabebe, Archbishop Mitty basketball
Jan. 31-Feb. 6: Ishaan Mantripragada, Harker soccer
Jan. 24-30: Cameron Brown, Bishop O’Dowd basketball
Jan. 17-23: Trey Knight, Moreau Catholic basketball
Jan. 10-16: Jacob Kuverji, Leland basketball
Jan. 3-9: Marlow Buettner, Berkeley soccer
Dec. 13-19: Derek Sangster, Archbishop Mitty basketball
Dec. 6-12: Petelo Gi, Serra football
Nov. 29-Dec. 5: Roland Legaspi, Piedmont Hills soccer
Nov. 22-28: Ivan Nisa, Aragon football
Nov. 15-21: Guardian Harper, Benicia football
Nov. 8-14: Carsten Peters, De La Salle water polo
Nov. 1-7: John Pelletier, Northgate football
Oct. 25-31: Nate Escalada, Bellarmine football
Oct. 18-24: Patrick Aiello, Heritage water polo
Oct. 11-17: Liam Smith, Hillsdale football
Oct. 4-10: Jayden Hall, Cupertino football
Sept. 27-Oct. 3: Filippi Montes, Gunn football
Sept. 20-26: Anthony Armendariz, Dublin football
Sept. 13-19: Kevin Green, Gunn football
Sept. 6-12: Tayden Phillips, Lincoln football
Aug. 30-Sept. 5: Jake Calcagno, California football
Aug. 23-28: Robbie Mascheroni, Campolindo football