BEAVERTON — Ashton Eaton, the gold-medal Olympic decathlete from Bend, headlines the list of finalists for the 61st Oregon Sports Awards.
The awards will be presented on the evening of Sunday, Feb. 10, in the Stanford Theater at Nike World Headquarters.
Eaton, a graduate of Bend’s Mountain View High School, is nominated for the Harry Glickman Professional Athlete of the Year award. In addition to winning the gold medal at last summer’s London Olympic Games, Eaton set a world record in winning the world heptathlon title and also broke the world record in the decathlon at the Olympic trials.
Among the finalists for other awards are five high school athletes from Central Oregon: Tommy Brewer of Summit, for prep swimmer of the year; Kevin Hamann of Summit, for prep baseball player of the year; Makayla Lindburg of Crook County, for prep volleyball player of the year; Paxton Deuel of Summit, for prep tennis player of the year; and Travis Neuman of Summit, for prep cross-country runner of the year.
For the first time, voting is open to the public for finalists in 28 Oregon Sports Awards categories. To vote online, visit www.oregonsportsawards.com; voting is under way and will continue until Feb. 8.
For a complete list of finalists, go online to http://oregonsportsawards.com/awards/html.
— Bulletin staff report