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Cardon Field, Camas, WA — Both the Camas Boys and Girls teams defeated Union High School in their first Track and Field Meet of the season during a cold, wet, stormy afternoon that saw the heavens drop buckets of water, mixed in with a little lightning and a bit of thunder.

“It was a total monsoon,” said runner, Ben Peterson. “We did our best to stay dry, plus it was nice to get the win.”

Here are the official results:

Boys Results: CAMAS 74, UNION 71

100 — Jilven Refil (U) 10.65

200 — Cameron Townsend 23.43

400 — Adam Ryan (C) 52.81

800 — Adam Ryan (C) 2:00.52

1,600 — Daniel Maton (C) 4:33.40

3,200 — Dustin Zimmerly (C) 9:51.52

110 hurdles — Carter Clay (U) 15.02

300 hurdles — William Sun (C) 41.38

400 relay — Union 43.84

1,600 relay — Camas 3:37.36

Shot put — Bailey King (U) 54-10

Discus — Bailey King (U) 173-7

Javelin — Cooper McNatt (C) 166-7

Long jump — Willie Tran (U) 19-10¼

Triple jump — Cooper McNatt (C) 39-4

High jump — Carter Clay (U) 5-8

Pole vault — Trevor Bush (U) 12-6

Union

Freshman Zach Terry.

Girls Results: CAMAS 97, UNION 52

100 — Dai’lyn Merriweather (U) 12.49

200 — Alexa Deetz (C) 27.71

400 — Brooklyn Jackson (U) 1:03.86

800 — Rachel Blair (C) 2:23.59

1,600 — Rachel Blair 5:12.37

3,200 — Cassie McKinney (U) 12:04.06

100 hurdles — Emma Ware (C) 16.81

300 hurdles — Sierra Scordino (C) 55.78

400 hurdles — Camas 51.96

800 relay — Union 1:48.46

1,600 relay — Camas 4:22.93

Shot put — Nkem Aduka (C) 34-6

Discus — Hailey Haggard (U) 115-2

Javelin — Stephanie Knight (C) 104-2

Long jump — Alexa Deetz (C) 16-0

Triple jump — Hailey Brynsch (U) 31-2

High jump — Madison Peffers (C) 5-2

Pole vault — Caleigh Lofstead (C) 10-6

 

Union

Caleigh Lofstead competes in the pole vault event.

 

Union

The Camas girls handily defeated Union.

To learn more, visit www.chs.camas.wednet.edu

PULLMAN, WA – Former Camas alum and track star Grayson Anderson is loving life these days at Washington State University.

The 2013 Camas grad has his first collegiate inters-quad meet coming up this Friday, and he and his team have been rigorously preparing. Anderson will be competing in multiple events, and his coach has been helping the team get ready physically – and emotionally for the meet.

The PAC 12 is very competitive, and Anderson knows it.
The collegiate indoor season begins January 17, and Anderson has spent the better part of the year training each day from noon to 3:30, then spending 90 minutes lifting, and then an hour stretching and doing preventative care.
The freshman and Architecture major attends class in the mornings so he can meet the ambitious goals that he and his coach have set for himself.
He’s put on 15 pounds of muscle, feels stronger overall, is confident of his abilities and wants to place in the Top 8 for indoor events, and be in the Top 6 for outdoor events.
For Indoor, he’ll be competing in the 60m Sprint, Shot Put, Pole Vault, 60m Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump and the 1000m run.
For Outdoor, he’s planning to compete in the Decathlon.
“I’m pretty excited about what’s happening,” Anderson said. “I love Track and Field. I love it here, and my studies in Architecture are going very well. I’ve drawn a combined 72 hours this semester and it’s great to talk about architectural concepts and ideas. I got 92 percent on my last exam.”
Anderson turned heads at Camas High School, where he competed his senior year. That season he was the GSHL District champion in the 100m, 4x400m Relay and High Jump (6-6), and placed second at State in the High Jump. He also competed for Mountain View.
“I’m really looking forward to the Sprint,” he said. “I’m good at it!”

Alexa Efraimson


Camas High School runner Alexa Efraimson, a sophomore, won the 1600m event at State competition Thursday with a time of 4:39.25, setting a new State record along the way.

According to her coach, Alisa Wise, Efraimson started to separate herself from the pack shortly after the second lap.

Efraimson has won a string of track events these past two track seasons, setting meet records and impressing fans.

Efraimson No.1 in Nation for 1600m

KENT, WA (Meridian High School) – The Camas High School Track & Field team had a very successful showing at Regionals competition this past weekend, including several first-place finishes and a new meet/school record.

In total, 16 Papermakers qualified for State competition this coming week (May 23-25) at Mount Tahoma High School.

Sophomore Alexa Efraimson set a new meet/school record in the 800m (2:06.54) and also won the 1600m (4:58.70) and the 4×400 Relay, along with teammates Cami Parsons, Jordan Davis, and McKenzie Good. Kimi Knight and Ali Nuce competed in the Prelims for the 4×400 event, and are part of the relay team going to State, as well.

In addition, Alexa Efraimson is now the nation’s top-ranked 800m runner.

Sophomore Alissa Pudlitzke placed second in the 3200m (11:05.85), just behind Sofia Kane, of Olympia.

“I’m excited to go to State in the 3200 and happy about my placing at Bi-Districts in the 3200m,” said Pudlitzke.

Senior Grayson Anderson qualified for State in the High Jump (6’) and 200m (23.02) and is looking forward to his final high school meet.

“Into state I want to qualify for the finals in the 200,” says Anderson. “I feel like that would be a great conclusion to my season for sprints. As for the High Jump I want to win it all. I want to be the state champion. I placed fifth my sophomore year and third my junior year and I just feel that this year it’s my turn to take home the gold. I have had such an incredible season here at Camas so it’s hard to summarize the track and field program. We are more than just a team – we are a family. We win together and we lose together. Before this season I thought that track was an individual sport. Now I know that it’s so much more than that. I came to Camas High School specifically for the track program and it has been the best decision I’ve ever made.”

Camas sophomore Alexa Efraimson is the No. 1 ranked 800m high school
runner in the nation (2:06.54).

Senior Andrew Kaler qualified for State in the 1600m (4:20.89) and 3200m (9:29.64) events, placing eighth in both.

“Well I was pretty happy about my performances this weekend,” said Kaler. “I had personal records in both these races, and coming into both of them I was not ranked to make it to State. However, I knew that I could make it and so I went out there with the attitude that I was going to make it, and it ended up happening, which I was psyched about. Looking ahead to these next two races at State, I know that there will be a lot of great guys competing, and so I hope to just go out there and get into the pack and see what happens. I am really excited and I hope for the best for me, my teammates, and even the people from our district.”

Senior Lauren Neff placed fifth in the Long Jump (5’) while Freshman Caleigh Lofstead placed fifth (10’) in Pole Vault, — both are State qualifiers. Sophomore Nicole Corbett qualified for State in the Discus (133’-1”), as did Seniors Amber Corbett (second place at 130”-4”) and McKenna Jackson (111”-0”) for Javelin. Amber set a new school record for Javelin.

Junior Josh Ryan placed sixth in the Long Jump (21’-3”) and Senior Blane Behrent, who’s still nursing an injury, placed third in the Pole Vault (13’).

“It was a roller coaster ride at Regionals,” said Camas Co-Head Track Coach Alisa Wise. “These kids really worked hard in the Prelims, which are brutal with everyone fighting to get into the finals. A lot goes into strategizing for these meets. It’s about managing their schedules, and we just have to play it really smart and careful.”

In other local Track & Field news, Skyview’s Colby Gilbert placed first in the 1600m (4:15.22) and 3200m (9:11.35) events.

“I trained a lot in the off-season,” says Gilbert. “And really enjoyed the running! And I’m just doing some tune-up stuff to stay confident (for State).”

Other Skyview athletes who qualified for State are: the Boys 4×100 team (Kevin Washington, Kalvin Johnson, Forrest Russell, Kris Quintanilla), Aubrey Wardell (Shot Put and Javelin), Forest Russel (Long Jump), Emily Morrison (Triple Jump) and Jucinda Rose (Pole Vault).

Wise isn’t used to having such a few number of kids compete at State, and she attributes that to the change from 3A to 4A this school season.

“4A has a higher concentration of quality,” Wise says. “Where 3A may have one to three great times, all the 4A times are fast! But the bottom line is the kids who qualified are the kids who will have the best chance at scoring.”

 

Camas Senior Grayson Anderson at the start of the 200m at Regionals.
Photo by Pamela Anderson.
Camas Senior Grayson Anderson at Regionals this weekend.
Photo by Pamela Anderson.

The Camas Girls Track and Field team won the Jesuit Twilight Meet Friday night, edging out Jesuit on their home turf. The Girls earned 73.5 points. Jesuit placed second with 70.66 points.

The Camas Boys placed fourth with 48 points.

Papermaker Alexa Efraimson won the 1500m (4:22.33) Friday night, which culminated in her third consecutive winning weekend. Incredible!

Girls Track

Alissa Pudlitzke placed second in the 3000m (10:27.50). Jordan Davis placed sixth in the 100m Hurdles (15.82).

The Camas Girls 4 x 400 Relay placed second in that event, earning a time of 3:59.23. The relay team consisted of McKenzie Good, Ali Nuce, Jordan Davis and Alexa Efraimson.

Camas also won the Distance Medley Relay (DMR) with a time of 12:40.67. The team consisted of Maddie Woodson, Kimi Knight, Camille Parsons, and Alissa Pudlitzke.

The Girls also took the top two spots in Javelin. Amber Corbett placed first (129-10) and McKenna Jackson second (123-11).

Co-Head Track Coach Alisa Wise was ecstatic about the results. She said Camas came from behind several times, chasing down a Jesuit runner and changing the overall outcome.

“They were amazing!” she said.

The Papermaker boys worked hard, as well.

Andrew Kaler placed second in the 3000m (9:00.37).

Grayson Anderson won the High Jump (6-06.00).

Blane Behrent placed third in Pole Vault (12-06.00).

Camas Track and Field will compete in Districts this coming week. Details to come.

Skyview High School runner Colby Gilbert won (8:26.29) the 3000m event and placed fourth (3:58.84) in the 1500m event at the Oregon Relays in Eugene, OR this past weekend.Congratulations, Colby.



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.

 

 

Lauren Neff has been working to make a school record in the High Jump — and she succeeded Tuesday afternoon as Union hosted Camas at their latest Track & Field meet.

She successfully jumped 5′ 5″ at Tuesday’s meet besting the school record. Congratulations, Lauren!

Lauren Neff



As the Camas Boys and Girls Track & Field teams swept titles at Friday’s John Ingram Twilight meet at Columbia River, Camas’ Grayson Anderson was selected the male athlete of the meet, as well. A total of 10 teams competed at the meet.

The Camas boys scored 177 points to win the 10-team field, outdistancing second-place Skyview (125.5). On the girls side, Camas beat Skyview 196-157.

 

Grayson Anderson
Camas High School’s Grayson Anderson was named TwilightMale Athlete of the meet on Friday. He competed in the 100m, 200m, andHigh Jump. This photo is from a Long Jump competition earlier this season.

 

“We’re doing well this season, and keep moving forward,” said Camas Track Coach, Alisa Wise. “And we’re very proud of Grayson.”

Anderson won the 100m (11.16 seconds) and 200m (22.91), as well as placing second in the high jump and helping Camas place second in the 400m relay.

Adna’s Regyn Gaffney was named girls athlete of the meet.

Colby Gilbert, of Skyview, won the 1600m (4:22.16) and was followed by Papermaker Tucker Boyd (4:31.12).

In Pole Vault, Papermaker Blane Behrent finished first at 13’.

And Papermaker Josh Ryan won the Triple Jump at 39-09.50.

Camas’ Alexa Efraimson won the 400m (58.2). The Camas girls also won the 400m Relay split. Efraimson also won the 800m (2:15.46).

Papermaker Alissa Pudlitzke won the 3200m (10:54.74), while Efraimson placed second (10:55.04). Camas’ Jordan Davis won the 100m Hurdles (16.08) and Kimi Knight placed second (16.43). These two keep finishing very close to each other.

The Camas girls also won the 4×400 Relay (4:10.58). The team consisted of Knight, Camille Parsons, McKenzie Good, and Efraimson.

Camas Track & Field team dominated Thursday’s home meet against Evergreen, as the boys won with 109 points to Evergreen’s 36, and the girls won 114 to 36.

It was a warm, clear and sunny day, and quite the contrast from a week earlier for the season opener meet.

Girls Events

The Evergreen girls dominated the 100m event, earning the best three times, as Jamilah Harper won the event with 12.97; Emma Hill (13.15) earned second, and Anh Thi (13.34) earned third place.

In the 200m event, Papermaker Jordan Davis earned first place with a time of 27.64, and Anh Thi (27.81) earned second, and Ali Nuce (28.02) placed third.

In the 400m event, Papermaker Alexa Efraimson placed first with a time of 58.27. She was followed by McKenzie Good at 1:03.24, and Evergreen’s Anh Thi (1:03.5). Ali Nuce clocked in a 1:03.68. It was a really close race for second position.

Camas’ Camille Parsons won the 800m event at 2:37.06. She was followed by Sarah Garner (2:36.65) and Evergreen’s Victoria Duong (2:38.49).

Parsons would do it again with a victory in the 1600m, earning a time of 5:26.28. Teammates Maddie Woodson (5:32.46) and Sarah Garner (5:47.21) rounded out the top three.

Alissa Pudlitzke won the 3200m event, earning a time of 11:14.62. Woodson (11:44.15) and Alexa Jones (12:25.85) rounded out the top three.

In the 100m Hurdles, Jordan Davis won with a time of 16.15, with very close finishes by Tamaki Murata (16.5) and Amanda Shi (16.9).

The 300m Hurdles was razor thin as Kimi Knight and Jordan Davis were even throughout the intense race. Knight won with 47.24 to Davis’s 47.47. It was THAT close. Tamaki Murata placed third at 49.82.

 

Evergreen
Camas runner Adam Peterson receives the baton during the boys 4×400
relay event on Thursday at Cardon Field.

 

 
Kimi Knight Runs
Kimi Knight and Jordan Davis locked in a super-tight 300m Hurdles
race at Thursday’s Track & Field meet. Knight won with 47.24; Davis earned
at time of 47.47. Super close race!
Evergreen won the 4×100 Relay with a time of 52.26. Their team consisted of Mikila Horsely, Anh Thi, Jamilah Harper and Emma Hill.
The baton hand off during the 4×400 Relay.
Camas won the 4×400 Relay with a time of 4:14.94.
 
Evergreen
Alexa Efraimson finishes the 4×400 Relay.
 

In the field events, Amber Corbett won Shot Put at 34’7”. Nicole Corbett palced second at 32’9” with Alaysia Atkins placing third at 28’5”.

Nicole Corbett won Discus with 102’8”. Amber Corbett placed second at 88’6.5”. And Brenna Vargo placed third at 73’1.5”.

Amber Corbett also won the Javelin at 116’7”. McKenna Jackson placed third at 108’10.5” and Jenna-Rae Wilson placed third at100’7”.

Evergreen’s Danielle Duvall won the High Jump at 5 feet, with Lauren Neff placing a close second and Kathryn Johnson earning third place at 4’8”.

Papermaker Caleigh Lofstead won the Pole Vault event at 9” with Paige Jackson placing second at 8’6”. Evergreen’s Veda Newton was third at 7’6”.

Evergreen’s Emma Hill won the Long Jump contest at 16’0, with Lofstead at second (15’1.5”) and Jamilah Harper (15’1”).

Hill also won the Triple Jump at 33’1”. Tamaki Murta placed second (32’4.5”) and Lauren Neff at 30’9”.

Boys Events

Camas dominated the 100m event as Grayson Anderson won (10.89) with Cole Zarcone (11.23) and Ryan Gunther (11.58) winning second and third place, respectively.

Zarcone won the 200m event (23.23), Evergreen’s Te’Kwon Wallace (24.05) and Papermaker Michael Johnson (24.30) placed second and third, respectively.

Jackson Cutler was out front in the 400m and kept it there to win the event at 52.86. Evergreen’s Te’Kwon Wallace (53.27) placed second, and Michael Johnson (53.64) placed third.

 

Evergreen
Jackson Cutler won the 400m Event.

Ryan Gunther moved past Andrew Duffy to win the 800m event with a time of 2:06.27. Duffy placed second at 2:08.42 while Taryk Boyd placed third at 2:09.05.

Papermaker Riley Hein won the 1600m event with a time of 4:35.53. Duffy (4:37.25) placed second, and Taryk Boyd (4:41.44) earned a third place finish.

Andrew Kaler was out in front during the entire 3200m event and won earning a time of 9:43.88. Tucker Boyd (9:46.32) placed second and Daniel Osterhage (10:37) was third.

 

Evergreen
Andrew Kaler won the 3200m event, followed by Tucker Boyd.

William Ephraim dominated the 110m Hurdles clocking in at 16.18, with Evergreen’s Rees Alferd (18.87) at second, and Alex Maszak (44.61) at third.

Ephraim also won the 300m Hudles with a time of 42.30. Evergreen’s Anthony Thomas (44.2) was second, and Maszak placed third.

Evergreen won the 4×100 Relay with a time of 45.55, and Camas won the top spots in the 4×400 Relay, with the best team earning a time of 3:39.12. They were pretty excited about the results.

Papermaker Brody Bagnall won Discus at 142’6” with Chris Durrett at 131’1” and Jake Yraceburu at 122’7”.

Evergreen’s Reed Alferd won the Javelin at 137’. Nick Napier placed second at 135’7.5”. Evegreen’s Brody Bagnall was third at 133’1.

Grayson Anderson was the clear winner in the High Jump at 6’6”. David Neff and Josh Ryan placed second and third, respectively.

 
Evergreen
Josh Ryan placed third in the High Jump event.
Blane Behrent won the Pole Vault event at 13’6” with Alex Bull (10’) and Jackson Toole (10’) rounding out the top three.

Josh Ryan won the Long Jump at 21’2”. Evergreen’s Ramon Ortiz placed second at 19’2” and Jordan Karlous in third place at 18’9.5”.

Ryan also won the Triple Jump at 42’4.5”. Karlous placed second at 38’4.5”. Ephraim was third at 37’11”.

The next track meet John Ingraham Twilight Meet on April 12.