Panther boys track and field three-peats as league champs

The Washougal boys put the finishing touches on a third straight track and field league championship May 6, at Fishback Stadium.

Junior Holbert grabbed first place in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and Josh Bischoff clinched first place in the discus and shot put to help the Panthers defeat Mark Morris 80-65. Thomas Normandeau notched first for Washougal in the 3,200, Matt Rotundo took first in the triple jump and Adam Thomas earned first on the pole vault.

The Washougal girls carved up Mark Morris 112-32 by winning 15 of the 18 events. Courtney Owens claimed first place in the 1,600 and the 3,200. Michelle Greaar gained first place in the discus and shot put.

Ellie Schmid snagged first in the 100, Danielle Alder added a first in the 200, Hailey Howell finished first in the 400 and Karina Miller earned first in the 800. Paige Moore placed first in the 100 hurdles and Bailey Wright grabbed first in the 300 hurdles. Mackenzie Pfeifer took first in the javelin and Stacy Cuff leaped to first in the long jump. Washougal also won all three relay races.

The Panthers competed in the Spudder Classic Friday, at Ridgefield High School. Both teams finished in sixth place.

Thomas snatched first place on the pole vault and fourth place in the long jump. Holbert earned third place in the 400 and Aiden Pullen placed fifth in the 3,200. Brian Connolly claimed third place in the javelin and Bischoff grabbed fifth place in the discus.

Pfeifer finished first in the girls javelin. Christina Murray clinched second and Erin Locke followed in fifth on the pole vault. Greaar snagged third in the discus and fifth in the shot put. Hannah Wright took fifth in the 3,200.

Washougal returns to Ridgefield Friday, for the sub-district championship meet.

Papermakers dispose Battle Ground

The Camas track and field teams eclipsed the 100-point mark again May 6, at Battle Ground.

Cole Zarcone zipped to first place in the 100 and the 200, and Ryan Gunther grabbed first place in the 110 and 300 hurdles.

Jordan Davis earned first place in the girls 100 dash, 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles. Nikki Corbett notched first in the discus and shot put. Caleigh Lofstead clinched first on the pole vault with a personal best leap of 11-3.

The Papermakers compete in the district championship meet Wednesday and Thursday, at McKenzie Stadium.

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