Polk County Athletes of the Week

Tanner Omlid, Ashley Potter



Tanner Omlid

Central High

Tanner Omlid

The 6-foot-4 wing had a monster of a Class 4A state basketball tournament, averaging 27.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, two steals and two assists per contest in the Panthers' three games at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis. Besides hitting the game-winning shot with 5 seconds to play in Saturday's championship final, Omlid shot a crisp 55.6 percent from the field (31 for 56) in the three contests. He was named to the all-tournament team for the second time (2011) his efforts.

Ashley Potter

Western Oregon

Ashley Potter

The senior jumper for the Wolves had a breakout performance in Saturday's NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field National Championships, placing second in the triple jump in Mankato, Minn. Her jump of 40 feet, 8.25 inches, shattered her own school record by 13.25 inches and moved her to the top of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference record books. She's the only female in the history of the league to eclipse the 40-foot mark. Second place is the highest finish by any WOU athlete at the NCAA Division II championships.



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