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September 21, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Garfield’s Jamie Coughlin named Seahawks’ High School Athlete of the Week

The Seattle Seahawks announced Garfield senior Jamie Coughlin as the High School High Athlete of the Week for Week 3. Coughlin is a two-time team captain on Garfield’s cross country team, and he finished seventh at state in the 3,200-meter race in track. He also has a PR of 15:16 in cross country.

Here is the full release below:

SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Q13 FOX (KCPQ) today announced Jamie Coughlin of Garfield High School as the week three CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. Jamie will be recognized on the field at CenturyLink Field during the September 24 game against the Green Bay Packers.

Jamie, a senior at Garfield, was selected Athlete of the Week based on his dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership and athletic performance. Jamie holds a 3.7 GPA and has taken courses in AP Statistics, AP English, AP Calculus, AP Literature and AP U.S. History. Jamie volunteered at the Mountaineers organization where he helped lead trips and was a camp leader for 7-8 year-olds. He also volunteers at the Washington Park Arboretum and this summer, Jamie took part in the West Seattle Float Dodger 5k to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Jamie was on the yearbook staff at school and twice was selected team captain on the cross country team. Last year, Jamie helped the Garfield cross country team as well as the track & field team win the league championship. His 9:18 time for the 3200m placed him 7th at the 2012 4A WIAA Track & Field State Championships and he holds a personal record of 15:16 in the 5k in cross country.

As high school athlete of the week, the student-athlete will also be recognized at their school in front of their family, peers and teachers. They will also receive a $1,000 grant from CenturyLink and the Seahawks for their school’s ASB fund, in addition to media recognition, tickets and sideline passes to a Seahawks game, and a customized 2012 Nike Seahawks jersey.

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