Track & Field News
Clackamas sophomores Walker and Foster claim Multi-Event Championships
SPOKANE - Clackamas will be bringing home a pair of multi-event champions as JJ Walker and Essence Foster, both sophomores, took their day one leads and held on to them in the final events.
Walker claimed his second straight decathlon championship winning the high jump and pole vault while taking second in the long jump and javelin throw. Walker bested his 2018 finish of 6145 points by turning in a total of 6502.
Lane freshman Nathan Poff took second place with a score of 6126 followed by his freshman teammate Sawyer Christopher who had 5959 points.
Foster won in dominating fashion taking first in the 200m dash, 800m run and 100m hurdles. She also claimed second in the high jump and long jump events. After settling for second place in 2018, Foster compiled 3987 points to claim victory.
Spokane freshman Alvanique Smith took second place with 3683 points followed by Clackamas sophomore Jillian Sharp who had 3479 points. Sharp was eighth place in 2018.
Several schools picked up valuable team points that will carry over into the track & field championship event. On the women's side, Clackamas earned 21 points, Spokane 11 and Lane 4. For the men, Lane earned 14, Clackamas 11, Spokane 9, Southwestern Oregon 3 and Umpqua 2.
The 2019 NWAC Track and Field Championships will resume action on May 20-21 at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, OR.