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High school athletes of the week

SAGE PALMER, Enterprise, track: This senior track star had a banner day last Saturday at the Milford Invitational.

Palmer set a new school record in three events, the 100 meters (10.98), 200 meters (22.28) and javelin (183'06).

He's the heavy favorite to win all three events at the 2A state tournament next month, but realistically he could contend in any classification.

Palmer's time in the 100 meters is the third fastest in the entire state this year. His 200 time is the eighth fastest, and his javelin toss is the third best.

Palmer is no stranger to the limelight. He was a starter at receiver and defensive back for Enterprise's football team the past two years, and was named a Deseret News first teamer in 2011.

MCKENNA BULL, Weber, softball: This Weber High junior has already committed to play softball at BYU once she graduates. But her most impressive strength is something that doesn't show up in the stat line.

"Her greatest strength is easily her mental toughness," said Weber head softball coach Melinda Wade. "When she's on the mound, no matter what happens, she doesn't get rattled ever, ever, ever."

The honor student is throwing so well the Warriors are enjoying an undefeated season. Averaging 12 strikeouts per game, she is vocal with her teammates in practices and at school. But once they take the field in a game, she lets her pitching do her talking.

"She approaches it as a job, and she just goes out and does it," Wade said. "And all 16 (of her teammates) follow her."