The Westport News Athletes of the Week for the week of Oct 15-22

MALE

Oliver Hickson

School: Staples

Grade: 12th

Sport: Cross country

Accomplishment: Finished fifth in the FCIAC championships at New Canaan's Waveny Park Oct. 20 with a time of 15:45. Staples finished second to Danbury by a single point for the team title.

FEMALE

Hannah DeBalsi

School: Staples

Grade: 11th

Sport: Cross country

Accomplishment: Finished first in the FCIAC championships at New Canaan's Waveny Park Oct. 20 with a time of 13:37. The race was the first of DeBalsi's season and helped Staples win its first FCIAC title since 1997.

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