Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.



MHC TRACK & FIELD: Rest day leaves Clackamas girls without its top flight distance runners

PMG PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Clackamas senior Erica Pasquantonio sails through the air during her second-place finish in the long jump Tuesday against Sandy.

Tuesday, April 30

Team Score
Sandy Pioneers
Clackamas Cavaliers

The Clackamas girls track and field team had a chance to pull even with Sandy atop the Mount Hood Conference standings, but a short-handed crew came up just short in last week's regular-season finale.

The Cavaliers sidelined their top distance runners after they had competed at the premier Centennial Invitational just a few days earlier. Sandy responded with sweeps in the 800-and 1,500-meter races, taking a 20-point advantage in the distance races to power it to a 79-65 win.

Sandy helped itself early in the meet when standout sprinter Marley Salveter made up a two-stride gap quickly on the anchor leg to send the Pioneers to a win in the 400 relay (49.24), causing a 10-point swing in the team score.

"We are strongly outnumbered in most events, so it will be a battle all day," Salveter said.

The Pioneers won 11 of the 17 events, while Clackamas scored the majority of the second-and third-place points to stay close.

Clackamas junior Kailee Yoshishige swept the hurdles, and senior Taberah Schmidt won the 400.

In the field, Emma Vladut cleared 8-feet-6-inches to lead a sweep in the pole vault, while Kyla Parypa cleared 5-2 for a 1-2-3 finish in the high jump. Isabelle Combs won the triple jump (33-5).

PMG PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Clackamas Richard Kennewell prepares to make a trip down the runway during the javelin finals where he would place second.

Tuesday, April 30

Team Score
Sandy Pioneers
Clackamas Cavaliers

Sandy also got out to a quick start to win the boys meet 79-66.

The Pioneers won the first six races on the track, and Dallin Thomas won a tight competition in the javelin — the first field event of the day.

Thomas traded the lead with Clackamas' Aaron Ruth in the preliminaries before Thomas popped off his best throw of 156-9 heading into finals. Next up it was Richard Kennewell's try, coming within a foot of first place on his next-to-last throw.

"Coaches at practice are taking a lot of time to critique us on the little things and that adds up to a big throw," Thomas said.

Clackamas' only success in the field came with Asomjwee Amponsah leading a sweep in the pole vault (10-6). On the track, Ben Steele won the 200 (22.74), Sebastian Thorp won the 3,000 (10:48.33) and Jean Fleck won the 300 hurdles (43.43).

The Mount Hood Conference district meet is Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14-15, at Sandy High.

View photos at ...

This story is slated for our May 8, print edition.

— - MHC track & field

Quality local journalism takes time and money, which comes, in part, from paying readers. If you enjoy articles like this one, please consider supporting us.
(It costs just a few cents a day.)

Go to top
Template by JoomlaShine