Camas Track and Field Sets Records at Oregon Relays; Finishes 9th Overall; Skyview’s Colby Gilbert Wins 3000m

The Camas High School Track & Field team finished ninth of 55 teams at the annual Oregon Relays event this past weekend at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, OR. The 55 high schools teams competed with each other alongside a Dual meet between the University of Oregon and Arkansas.

“This has been totally amazing,” said CHS sophomore, Ryan Gunther, as he watched college track stars run at the field, which is home to the Track & Field Olympic Trials. “Look who’s here and look at what they’re doing.”

Gunther competed in the 300m Hurdles near the end of the meet.

The Papermakers sent 30 of their top track and field athletes to compete at the annual Oregon Relays, and Camas continues to impress.

Gunther was in awe of college track stars Arthur Delaney (U of O), Sam Crouser (U of O), Mike Berry (U of O), among others. But he was equally impressed with his own teammates.

On Friday night, Camas’ Distance Medley Relay (DMR) team won the event and shattered the previous Oregon Relays record (for high school) earning a time of 12:02. The team comprised Alexa Efraimson, Alissa Pudlitzke, McKenzie Good, and Camille Parsons.

“Did you see how these girls came from behind?” said co-Head Track Coach Alisa Wise. “Look at what they did. We’re so proud of them.”

Gunther was equally proud of the DMR team.

“They’ve got something special,” he added. “Not sure of what they’re made of, but it’s really cool.”

Efraimson also won the 800m event, breaking the meet record, and earning 2:09.63.

“And it wasn’t even her personal record!” Gunther said, smiling. “She’s got more in the tank.”

Papermaker Maddie Woodson placed third (10:40.40) in the Freshman 3000m event, and Parsons placed third (4:50.88) in the 1500m event.


Girls Relay
Camas won the Distance Medley Relay (DMR) at the Oregon Relays,
breaking the meet record with at time of 12:02.52. From left to right:
Alissa Pudlitzke, McKenzie Good, Camille Parsons, and Alexa Efraimson.
Photo by Alisa Wise.

Triton Pitassi placed second in the Hammer, while Blane Behrent earned a fourth place finish in the Pole Vault.

Jordan Davis placed sixth in the 300m Hurdles, Nicole Corbett placed sixth in the Shot Put; Lauren Neff placed fifth in the High Jump and Josh Ryan placed eighth in the Triple Jump.

The Boys Distance Medley Relay team, which consisted of Tucker Boyd, Albert Plock, Jackson Cutler and Andrew Kaler placed seventh.

“Our team continues to progress and develop,” said Wise. “There’s more to come.”

In local schools, Skyview’s Colby Gilbert placed first (8:26.29) in the 3000m event. Gilbert also placed fourth in the 1500m event (3:58.84).

Skyview’s Colby Gilbert competed in multiple events, and placed first in the 3000m, and fourth in the 1500m.
Historic Hayward Field.


University of Oregon runner Cole Watson in the Steeplechase.
Papermaker Lauren Neff competed in the High Jump.
Papermaker Ryan Gunther competed in the 300m Hurdles.



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