Sports briefs for March 20, 2012

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Camas track and field teams sweep Kelso

The Papermaker girls scored just enough points on the track and in the field to defeat the Hilanders 76-74 Thursday, at Kelso High School.

Alexa Efraimson, Austen Reiter and Camille Parsons snagged the top three places in the 1,600-meter run. Efraimson was first with a time of 5 minutes, 15.78 seconds, followed by Reiter (5:25.46) and Parsons (5:28.72). Alissa Pudlitzke (11:57.32) and Lindsay Wourms (12:06.46) finished first and second in the 3,200. Reiter (2:23.64) and Parsons (2:28.19) earned first and third in the 800.

Amber Corbett clinched first place in the javelin (99-11.5) and the shot put (34-10), and Rachel Martschinske won the discus (97-3). Syndey Allen (33-7.5) and Lauren Neff (31-5.5) notched second and third in the triple jump. Savanna Joyce leaped to second in the long jump (14-8.5).

Kimi Knight grabbed second place in the 100 hurdles (16.39) and the 300 hurdles (49.26). Efraimson earned second in the 400 (59.95), Allen snagged second in the 200 (28.33) and Paige Jackson placed third in the 100 (13.9). The Camas girls also finished first in the 1,600 relay (4:11.46).

The Camas boys beat Kelso 104-41. Tucker Boyd and Andrew Kaler exchanged victories in the 800 and 1,600 races. Boyd won the 800 (2:03.56) followed by Kaler (2:05.2). Kaler won the 1,600 (4:32) followed by Boyd (4:35.59).

Andrew Duffy earned first place in the 3,200 (10:06.39). Zack Marshall took first in the 100 (11.03) and the 200 (23.53). Kyle Schrader clinched first in the 400 (54.95).

William Ephraim (16.75) and Ryan Gunther (17.08) finished first and second in the 100 hurdles, and then Gunther (46.78) and Ephraim (47.26) were first and second in the 300 hurdles.

Scott Feather finished first in the discus (139-11) and Triton Pitassi placed first in the shot put (45-11). Josh Ryan and Daniel Ryan reached 5-4 to lead the high jump. Blaine Behrent soared 11 feet to win the pole vault. The Papermaker boys also won the 400 (45.84) and 1,600 (3:42) relay races.

Panther track beats Fort

The Washougal boys and girls track and field teams rose above the Trappers Thursday, at Fort Vancouver High School.

Joe Harris finished in first place in the 110 hurdles (15.87 seconds), second in the discus (124 feet, 4 inches), second in the high jump (5-8) and second in the triple jump (39-4.5).

Isaac Bischoff clinched first in the shot put (43-3.5) and discus (124-9). Nathan Milojevic notched first in the javelin (133-5) and the pole vault (12-0). Sean Eustis won the 1,600 (4:39.71). Isaac Stinchfield snagged first in the 800 (2:08.28) and second in the 1,600 (4:40.41).

Katie Wright soared to first place in the high jump (4-6) and second in the long jump (15-8). Michelle Greear grabbed first in the shot put (31-3) and second in the discus (85-6).

Mackenzie Kitchen (1:09.32) and Isabella Sampson (1:10.9) snatched first and second in the 400. Karina Miller (2:48.27) and Kayla Lockard (2:49.13) earned first and second in 800. Lockard also won the pole vault (8-0).

VEGA gymnasts grab third at state

The Vancouver Elite Gymnastics Academy Level 8-10 boys finished third place out of 11 teams at the Washington State Boys Championships March 10, in Bainbridge Island.

Nick McAfee, a sophomore from Camas High School, took second in the Level 10 all-around competition with a personal best score of 72.9 points in six events. He earned silver medals on the floor exercise (13.8), rings (13.0) and the high bar (9.3), and bronze medals on the vault (14.0) and the parallel bars (13.4). McAfee also finished fourth on the pommel horse with a score of 12.5.

Noah Delisle of Battle Ground grabbed a silver medal on the pommel horse (12.9) and placed sixth all-around (73.3). Trace Jacquot of Hockinson notched ninth all-around (69.5). Camas freshman Ryan Dietzman finished fourth on the vault (13.4) and 11th all-around (68.6).

Keller Kanekoa, a sixth-grader at Liberty Middle School in Camas, took third place in the Level 8 all-around competition with a combined score of 62.2. He grabbed gold medals on the vault (13.3) and the floor (12.9), and bronze medals on the rings (9.7), parallel bars (9.2), pommel horse (8.6) and the high bar (8.5).