Trio of Saints earn top softball honors
The Mt. Hood Community College softball team finished the season with a 33-9 record and the school's ninth South Region title. Kennedy Jantzi (third base) and Barlow graduate McKenzie Pierce (pitcher) earned All-American status, while Reynolds graduate Sarah Stanfill was voted the Golden Shoe award by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
Jantzi hit 57-for-141 (.525) on the season and led the Northwest with 93 RBIs. Pierce finished with a 32-7 record and led the Northwest with 233.2 innings pitched. Stanfill hit 57-for-146 (.390) and ranked second in the Northwest with 36 steals.
Track Town comes to David Douglas
The TrackTown youth league track and field circuit makes a stop at David Douglas High on Wednesday for an all-comers meet set for a 5:30 p.m. start. On-site registration is at 4 p.m. Entry is free.
Keeley Rasmussen signs with Vandals
Sandy High track standout Keeley Rasmussen has signed a letter of intent to compete next season at the University of Idaho. She set a stadium record in the discus at Sandy High and finished second in the hammer throw at last summer's Junior Olympic state competition.
"Keeley is a versatile thrower, who already has shown that she can impact three of the disciplines at the college level," Idaho track coach Tim Cawley said. "We are excited to have her join the Vandal family."
The Mt. Hood Community College men's track team tallied 80 points to finish fourth at the Northwest championships. Centennial High graduate Andre Dorn won the 400-meter dash (48.36 seconds) and was third in the 200.
Willie Tran was runner-up in the long jump after leading the competition through the first two rounds. He came within three inches of the win with his best leap of 22-feet-7-inches on his next-to-last jump. Alex Moore finished third in the 400 hurdles.
The Saints finished sixth in the women's meet with 52.5 points.
Grace Buchanan won the javelin with a heave of 134-10 to start finals. She finished with the three of the best five marks of the day.
Ujunwa Nwokoma had the top five marks in the long jump, saving her best for last when she stretched out to 18-5.75.
Lane swept the team titles by wide margins, piling up 240 points in the women's meet and 227.5 in the men's.