Published Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in the San Jose Mercury News


Melissa Grelli, Presentation

Sport: Cross-country.      Class: Sophomore.
Accomplishment: Grelli won the Division III Central Coast Section cross-country title, covering the 2.95-mile course at Crystal Springs in Belmont in 17 minutes, 31 seconds. Grelli ran away from a pack of Harbor runners in the last 150 yards to win in the 17th-fastest time recorded by a girl on the course. Grelli is in her first year of cross-country. She finished ninth in the 1,600 meters at the CCS track and field finals last spring.

Comment: ``She is an endurance runner,'' Presentation Coach Chris Cozort said. ``Her goal more than anything is to break people in the last third part of the race. She has speed and strength.''

Honor roll

Cross-country: Jessica Baldwin, Milpitas; Ruth Graham, Gunn; Evelyn Wing, Valley Christian; Carmen Buenrostro, Anzar.
Field hockey: Hillary Mercante, Del Mar.

Anthony Reyes, Silver Creek

Sport: Football.     Position: Running back.     Class: Junior.
Accomplishment: Reyes rushed for 241 yards and two touchdowns in 25 carries in Silver Creek's 27-9 victory over Leland. His longest run was a 65-yard touchdown. Reyes has rushed for 1,335 yards in 191 carries this season. He has 10 touchdowns. Last season he rushed for 967 yards.
Comment: ``He is consistent,'' Silver Creek Coach Eric Luescher said. ``Teams come at us thinking, `We have to stop him.' He is our No. 1 back and he seems to be able to make a bad situation into a good one. He knows how to break tackles.''

Honor roll

Cross-country: Brett Gotcher, Aptos; Jorge Murillo, Alisal; Will Kraemer, Saratoga; Carl Lostrom, Carmel; Nathan Condie, The King's Academy.
Football: Adam Vucurevich, Harker; Will Fauls, Homestead; Brad Yanez, Lincoln; Derek Tam, Los Gatos; Kevin Cook, Palo Alto; Nick Weiss, Palo Alto; Eric Bayliss, Del Mar; Greg Myers, Del Mar; Dustin Gugliemelli, Milpitas; Daniel Romero, Wilcox; Ryan Schaefers, Prospect.

Coaches and athletic directors are encouraged to make athlete of the week nominations from Friday through 8 p.m. Sunday. Phone Mark Gomez at (408) 920-5814. Please provide statistics and a home telephone number for the coach and/or athlete.