Athlete of the Week: Britni Atwell




Britni Atwell, Heritage gymnastics

It was a good week to a Timberwolf.

Heritage junior Britni Atwell has been voted as The Columbian high school athlete of the week in a poll of fans on Facebook.

Atwell collected 40.3 percent of the 591 votes cast by Thursday’s 9 p.m. deadline to beat out fellow Heritage athlete Timmy Hergert (38.4 percent) by a mere 11 votes.

Atwell won the all-around title at last week’s Winterfest meet with a score of 37.25, just edging out Cadie Pratt of Spokane’s Mead High School (37.2).

Atwell also won the vault (9.55) and the floor exercise (9.7). And she was first in her session in the bars (9.0) and was second on the beam (9.0).

The other candidates were Battle Ground girls bowler Wylicia Faley, Prairie girls basketball player Jackie Lanz and Union wrestler Bryson Page.

Check back at The Columbian prep sports’ Facebook page at this weekend for nominees for next week’s honor. Voting begins Monday.