Out work, outlast, out run

CHS girls track team clinches league title

The Camas High School girls track and field team outlasted Skyview 80-70 to become league champions April 26, at Cardon Field.

Karsyn Quade out ran the competition in three races. She won the 100-meter dash in 12.52 seconds, beat her opponent from Skyview to the finish line in the 400 relay (50.65) and left everybody in the dust in the 200 dash (25.96).

“There’s always room for improvement, but it felt good getting those results to show how much hard work you put in,” Quade said. “You feel really strong and powerful when you’re giving it all you have. I am so thankful for my coaches. It’s because of them that I am able to go so fast.”

Rachel Blair and Maddie Woodson pushed each other to the finish line in the 1,600 run. Blair won in 5:10.55 and Woodson followed in 5:11.68. Emma Jenkins earned first place in the 3,200 (11:12.27).

Nkem Aduka took first place in the discus, with a throw of 116 feet, 7 inches, and second place in the shot put, with a toss of 35-5. Amika Kluka (114-4), Stephanie Knight (112-9) and Morgan Kielty (98-3) secured the top three places in the javelin.

Alexa Dietz earned first place in the long jump (16-0.5). Caleigh Lofstead (12-0), Emily Karkanen (9-0) and Riley Truitt (8-6) claimed the top three places in the pole vault.

The Camas boys put their best foot forward on the track and in the field, but came up short to Skyview 78-67.

Adam Ryan finished first in the 400 dash with a personal best time of 48.87 seconds. He also won the 200 (22.30) and helped the Papermakers win the 1,600 relay (3:24.82).

William Sun clinched first place in the 110 hurdles (15.49) and the 300 hurdles (40.34). Cade Greseth grabbed first place in the 800 (1:54.64). Cody Williams claimed first place in the javelin (173-3), Cooper McNatt notched first place in the triple jump (38-11) and Micah Harimoto took first place in the long jump (18-4).

The Camas boys earned fifth place out of 45 teams at the Jesuit Relays Friday, in Portland.

“We get to go to amazing places like Hayward Field and Jesuit, and let people know what Camas is all about,” Ryan said. “It feels great to be a part of a program like this.”

Ryan, Yacine Guermali, Greseth and Dustin Zimmerly clinched first place in the 3,200 relay (7:50.11). Guermali also earned second place in the 3,000 (8:34.53) and Daniel Maton took second place in the 1,500 (3:59.20). Luke Albert, Zimmerly, Greseth and Guermali snagged seventh place in the 1,600 relay (3:25.41).

Rachel Blair won the girls 1,500 for Camas in 4:42.31. Jenkins, Ellie Postma, Woodson and Blair earned second place in the distance medley relay (12:13.16). Karkanen, Cambryn Gulzow, Aliya Ponder and Quade claimed sixth place in the 800 relay (1:47.31). Aduka took sixth place in the discus (111-5) and ninth place in the shot put (34-8). Knight earned eighth place in the javelin (121-7).