Vote for the Des Moines Register's male and female athlete of the week candidates Sept. 24-Oct. 1

The sixth week of high school sports action for the 2022-23 Iowa school year is complete.

Several talented athletes turned in outstanding individual performances during the sixth week.

On the boys side, there were several phenomenal performances during Week 6 of football and we had quality scores shot in golf. The girls saw excellent volleyball and swimming performances.

Both the boys and girls turned in some terrific times in cross country.

Here are the Register's top five candidates for athletes of the week for both the boys and girls. Readers will be able to choose their pick for the winners, who will be revealed at the end of next week.


Adrienne Buettner-Cable, Des Moines Roosevelt

Buettner-Cable continued her outstanding senior season of cross country with a victory at the Southeast Polk Invitational Thursday.

Buettner-Cable, ranked third in Class 4A, ran a 5-kilometer time of 18 minutes, 17.7 seconds to beat Des Moines Roosevelt teammate Abi Hahn by 26.2 seconds for the victory. Cable and Hahn helped Roosevelt score 78 points to edge Ames (94) and Waukee for the team title.

Iowa City West's Jade Roghair has the top girls swimming times for the state of Iowa in the 200 and 500-yard freestyle races.

Jade Roghair, Iowa City West

Roghair turned in a dominant performance to help the Iowa City West swimming and diving team coast to a 131-52 victory over Iowa City High in a dual meet Tuesday.

Roghair won the 100-yard freestyle in 53.55 seconds and the 200 individual medley in 2:12.38. She currently has the state's fastest time in both the 200 and 500 freestyle races.

Trista Thompson, Grinnell

Thompson has been one of the state's top 1-meter divers this season.

The Grinnell senior was dominant at the Grinnell Invitational Tuesday. Thompson finished with a score of 497.7 to beat Boone's Jacie Flockhart by over 120 points for first place.

Sophia Armstrong, West Burlington

Armstrong had a big match for the West Burlington volleyball team in a five-set victory over New London on Thursday.

Armstrong finished with 33 kills on incredible 50% efficiency in helping the Falcons, No. 11 in 2A, improve to 27-5. She also had 12 digs and one ace.

Katie Remmert, Cedar Falls

Remmert led a No. 6 Cedar Falls volleyball team to a five-set victory over Wahlert Catholic on Tuesday.

Remmert totaled 31 digs defensively. She also had 18 kills and picked up three aces on 28 of 29 serves.

Iowa City's Ford Washburn broke 16 minutes in winning the Bud Williams Invitational cross country race Thursday in Iowa City.


Ford Washburn, Iowa City

Washburn ran an outstanding race for the Iowa City cross country team at the Bud Williams Invitational held at the Ashton Cross Country Course in Iowa City.

Washburn, ranked second individually in Class 4A, broke 15 minutes on the 5-kilometer course. He finished in 14:50.58 to win by 27.61 seconds over sixth-ranked Jacob Mummey of Pleasant Valley.

Carson Owens, Southeast Polk

Owens won the varsity race at the Southeast Polk Invitational Thursday in Altoona.

Owens, ranked fifth in 4A, completed the course in 16:07.8. He beat Ankeny's Ethan Zuber by nearly 32 seconds for the victory.

Ty Cozad, Muscatine

Cozad was phenomenal during the Muscatine football team's 42-31 victory over Dubuque Hempstead Friday.

Cozad rushed for 450 yards for the Muskies, breaking his own school record of 372 yards set in a 37-34 victory over Bettendorf earlier this year. Cozad also rushed for five touchdowns in Friday's win.

Drew Kingery, Indianola

Kingery had a big night at receiver to help the Indianola football team down rival Norwalk by a 45-33 score Friday.

Kingery scored three touchdowns in the win. His biggest touchdown reception came in the fourth quarter when he took a short pass from Indians quarterback Bennett Brueck and raced 83 yards to paydirt to help his team seal the win.

Champ Walker, Fairfield

Walker ran all over Van Buren County Friday night in leading Fairfield to a 48-0 victory over the Warriors.

Walker finished with 199 yards rushing on 20 carries. He also racked up an impressive five rushing touchdowns for Fairfield.

This article originally appeared on Ames Tribune: Vote for Des Moines Register athletes of the week for Sept. 24-Oct. 1