The Wendy’s High School Athletes of the Week are Shawnee Heights junior Tony Barksdale Jr. and Seaman’s Meret Jannsen.
Barksdale had a career performance on Friday night as he rushed for 230 yards and five touchdowns in a 70-47 win over Topeka West in district play. Barksdale scored on runs of 22, 8, 23, 6 and 23 yards to help the T-Birds improve to 2-0 in their district. Shawnee Heights meets with Seaman on Friday to play for the district championship. Click below to listen to Tony Barksdale Jr.’s conversation with Ryan.
Jannsen is a senior member of the cross country team at Seaman. She took third place individually at the 5A regional meet on Saturday with a time of 16:25.47 in a four-kilometer race. Her performance paced the Vikings, as the team took home the team championship. All seven Seaman girls runners placed in the top 13 to qualify for the state meet.