Tupelo's Martin, Brown voted Athletes of the Week

Aug. 31—A couple of young Tupelo standouts have been voted Daily Journal Athletes of the Week.

Seventh grader Willa Martin, of the swim team, is the girls Athlete of the Week, while cross country runner Andrew Brown took the boys honor.

Martin had a big day at the season-opening Oxford Invitational on Saturday. She picked up wins in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle races, plus she helped Tupelo win the 200 freestyle relay.

Martin earned 84.3% of the vote in the @djournalsports Twitter poll. The other candidates were volleyball players Allie Kirkland (Alcorn Central) and Bailey Ray (Regents).

Brown also opened his season Saturday, at the Brooks Tennessee River Classic. The freshman won the Class 5A-7A race with a time of 16:02.01, out-pacing the second-place finisher by 21 seconds.

Brown earned 41.5% of the online vote to edge out football players Wyatt McDaniels of Mooreville and Braylen Williams of Nettleton.