Track & Field News
Spokane Sweeps Men's & Women's Track & Field Championships
Spokane, Wash - For the fifth straight year, the Spokane Sasquatch continued their domination of the NWAACC Track & Field Championships.
On the men's side, Lane gave Spokane a close meet scoring 251.5 points which would have normally been enough to win the NWAACC title. However, Spokane scored a record 277.50 points for the championship which tops the 263.50 points the Sasquatch scored in 2008.
Clackamas CC finished in a distant third with with 69.5 points. The Cougars were followed closely by Treasure Valley (66 points) and Mt Hood (64.5 points).
In the women's team compeition Spokane scored 224 points to outscore second place Lane by 45 points. Mt Hood finished thurd with 131.5 points followed by Clackamas at 84.5 points.
Treasure Valley's Philip Noble earned the Male High Point Award winning the decathlon, pole vault and 400m high hurdles in addition to placing fourth in the 110 high hurdles, fifth in the 4x100 relay and third in the 4x400 relay. According coach Blas Guerra, Noble plans to attend Utah State next Fall to continue his studies and track and field career.
The Female High Point Award was earned by Catherine Sims from Mount Hood CC. Sims placed in six events, earning NWAACC titles in the 200m and 400m dash. Sims was also named the Female Track Athlete of the Meet.
Lane's Chris Stubbs was voted the Male Track Athlete of the Meet after winning four NWAACC titles. Stubbs won the 100m dash, 200m dash and was part of both winning relays.
Spokane's Deonta Edwards and Seth Lindquist shared the Male Field Athlete of the Meet.
Mt. Hood's Lacey Kennedy and Spokane's Ashley Hutchinson shared the Female Field Athlete of the Meet honors. Kennedy won the javelin with a toss of 154' 7" which is the fifth best throw in the nation among all junior college athletes. Hutchinson won three events, recording personal bests in each one and setting a new school record at Spokane in the Hammer with a hurl of 169-08.
Treasure Valley's Blas Guerra was voted the Men's Coach of the Year while Spokane's Larry Beatty was named Women's Coach of the Year.
Women's Team Results
1) Spokane CC 224
2) Lane CC 179
3) Mt. Hood CC 131.50
4) Clackamas CC 84.50
5) Clark College 82
6) SW Oregon CC 48
7) Treasure Valley CC 35
8) Everett CC 24
Men's Team Results
1) Spokane CC 277.50
2) Lane CC 251.50
3) Clackamas CC 69.50
4) Treasure Valley CC 66
5) Mt. Hood CC 64.50
6) Clark College 49
7) SW Oregon CC 25
8) Everett CC 12
9) Highline CC 1