Camas track teams sweep districts

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The Camas High School girls and boys track and field teams both won district championship trophies Thursday, at McKenzie Stadium in Vancouver. Photo by Alisa Wise.

Nkem Aduka, Alexa Dietz, Cade Greseth, Emma Jenkins and Daniel Maton took first place in two events at the district track and field meet.

By the end of Thursday, those five Camas Papermakers were on two district championship teams at McKenzie Stadium. That was sweeter than any individual title.

The Camas girls collected 154 points, 48 more than second-place Union. The Camas boys also outworked Union, 114-98.

Camas set the tone right out of the gate.

Emma Jenkins, Rachel Blair, Ellie Postma, Madison Child, Halle Jenkins and Brooke Roy swept the top sixth spots in the girls 1,600-meter run. Emma Jenkins won with a time of 5 minutes, 10.82 seconds. Blair grabbed second place in 5:12.82. Postma (5:13.75), Child (5:14.08), Halle Jenkins (5:15.27) and Roy (5:16.47) ran personal best times.

Emma Jenkins (11:19.83), Halle Jenkins (11:22.75) and Child (11:24.88) earned top three in the 3,200. Roy finished in fourth place with a personal best time of 11:28.84.

Maton claimed first place in the 1,600 (season best 4:22.89) and the 800 (personal best 1:53.87). His third district title came as a member of the winning 1,600 relay (3:29.39).

Greseth earned his two district titles in the 400 dash (50.88 seconds) and the 1,600 relay. He also took third in the 800 (1:55.96).

Dietz galloped first place in the triple jump with a personal best leap of 35 feet, 11.5 inches. She also soared to first place in the long jump (16-4).

Aduka clinched first place in the discus (115-6) and shot put (36-1). Maggie Wells earned second place in the shot put (34-6.5) and fourth in the discus (96-5).

Madison Peffers (5-4) and Megan Amundson (5-0) finished top two for the Papermakers in the girls high jump.

William Sun (personal best 40.37) and Cabryn Gulzow (47.96) won the 300 hurdle races for Camas. Emma Ware (season best 16.55) and Gulzow (17.11) secured second- and third-place in the 100 hurdles. Sun also claimed second place in the 110 hurdles (15.69).

Yacine Guermali (season best 9:32.34), David Connell (personal best 9:52.31) and Jackson Lyne (personal best 9:57.91) claimed the top three spots in the boys 3,200.

Marcus Gray grabbed second place in the boys shot put (46-9.5), Cooper McNatt notched second place in the high jump (5-10), Gueramli took third place in the 1,600 (season best 4:23.64), Zachary Terry zipped to third place in the 200 (personal best 23.1) and Nathan Bufferfield notched third place in the 100 (11.33).

Emily Karkanen, Aliya Ponder, Cambryn Gulzow and Karsyn Quade earned second place in the 800 relay (1:47.36). Quade, Gulzow, Blair and Postma placed third in the 1,600 relay (4:06.87). Jason Driver, Terry, Blake Deringer and Butterfield took third place in the 400 relay (43.61).

The top three athletes in each event advance to the bi-district track and field meet May 19 and 20. at Mt. Tahoma High School, in Tacoma.