Athletes of the Week: Kelsey O’Brien and Jonathan Collins

Santa Barbara High's Kelsey O'Brien

Santa Barbara High’s Kelsey O’Brien

Santa Barbara High’s Jonathan Collins and Kelsey O’Brien were named Athletes of the Week at Monday’s Athletic Round Table press luncheon.

Collins was the medalist at last week’s Channel League Individual Boys Golf Tournament. The Dons senior carded a six-under 66 at Soule Park on the second day to run away with the title. He finished a total of nine-under par with a total of 135.

“I am really proud of the way Jonathan played these last two days,” said Dons head coach James Bedard at the time. “He really wanted to go out and perform and win this event. He is playing great right now and at the perfect time.”

Collins was not in attendance because the team was competing in the Northern Area CIF Team Regional on Monday.

O’Brien was a force for the Dons at the Channel League Swimming & Diving Championships. The senior won individual titles in the 50 and 100 freestyle. O’Brien anchored two winning relay teams in the 200 and 400 free, posting the fastest split in both races.

The 200 free relay team set a new meet record with a time of 1:39.10.

O’Brien was also an Athlete of the Week in January for water polo.

Honorable Mentions were Duncan Gordon, Carpinteria Baseball; Robby Nesovic, UCSB Baseball; Alex Valente, Dos Pueblos Swimming; Graham Maassen, Santa Barbara High Tennis; Connor McManigal, Santa Barbara High Baseball; Derek Masterson, UCSB Track & Field; Joey Epperson, UCSB Baseball; Emma Redick, Dos Pueblos Track & Field; Catalina Maldonado, Carpinteria Softball; Janelle Nguyen, Dos Pueblos Swimming; Sami Stark, UCSB Softball.

The Athletes of the Week are selected each week by a panel of local sports media reporters. The candidates are identified by PresidioSports.com, Santa Barbara’s Community Sports News resource.

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