The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, May 27, 1981, Page 7, Image 7

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College men tracksters
acquire national honors
By Rick Obritschkewitsch
Of The Print
The College men’s track
team came back from the Na­
tional Junior College Athletic
Association Championships
that were held in San Angelo,
Tex. last Thursday through
Saturday with two . All-
Americans as Jim Holmes took
second-place in the decathlon
and Jim Colgan finished sixth
in th.e steeplechase.
Other Cougar national com­
petitors were Larry Psick, Dan
West, Dan Martin and Jeff
Johnson who were eighth in
the 400 relay; and Mike Miller
who was among the top 12 in
the 800-meter event.
Holmes had plenty of work
ahead of him in the second day
of decathlon competition as he
Staff photo by Sue Hanneman
found himself in ninth place
A NATIONAL SUCCESS — Decathlete Jim Holmes set a with 3267 points at the end of
new NJCAA record in second-day decathlon events col­ the first day.
lecting 3710 points.
For the first day, Holmes had
a time of 12.0 in the 100-meter
running against the wind, com­
pleted the 400-meter at 51.8,
leaped 6’1” in the high jump,
heaved the sphere 34’8”, and
glided 21’6” in the long jump.
The second day of competi­
tion was when the real work
began for Holmes. He had to
work so hard on the second
day that he set a new NJCAA
record for second-day points
total by collecting 3710 points,
enough to earn himself second
place overall with a meet total
of 6977.
The second day’s events
went as follows for Holmes:
110 hurdles 15.6, discus
128’11”, pole'vault U’ll1/*”,-
javelin 186’4”, 1500 4:30.6.
Holmes had pain to deal
with after he completed his
second-day record breaking ef­
“I’m real pleased with my ef­
fort,” stated Holmes. “That
Cougar trio named All-Americans
By Rick Obritschkewitsch
I Cyd McCormick, Sue Han-
Ineman and Nancy Reynolds
are all three 1980-81 National
Junior College Athletic
Association Track and Field
All-Americans as a result of
their efforts in the NJCAA
Women’s Track and Field
Championships held last
Thursday through Saturday in
San Angelo; Texas.
[ McCormick gave the javelin
la 144’5” ride through the air
for third place and a position
Ion the All-American second
Hanneman grabbed fourth in
the 400 at 56.4 as did
[Reynolds in the 5000-meter at
118:22 to both be named se-
Icond team All-Americans.
I The only other Cougar
representatives to place in the
national meet were Patty
Richardson, Kelly Howard,
[Dennis and Hanneman who
took eighth place in the
400-meter relay with a time of
| Cougar Beth Kokesh had a
time of 4:57 in the 1500-meter
Other Cougar women who
earned the right to compete in
[the nationals included Carol
1 In the last issue of “The
Print,” it was stated that Jackie
Beaudry was among the run-
Iners representing the College
in the 1980 Women’s Cross
Academic 'All
Americans. Instead, it should
have been Carolyn Raimondi,
with a 3.0 grade point average.
¡We apologize for the error.
Wednesday, May 27, 1981
Ziemba who heaved the shot
put 37’9.”
Also competing from the
College were Debbie Simon
who had a time of 22.7 in the
200 event, and Shavon Dennis
who had a time of 58.56 in the
The thrill of competition was
shot down when Dennis was
injured in the 1600-meter relay
as she aided her teammates,
Kokesh, Simon and Han­
neman, in setting a new school
record of 3:56.73.
“With Shavon hurt, we
didn’t get to run our best,”
stated . Coach Marilyn
Linsenmeyer. “It was a big
disappointment to all of us.”
The end of the NJCAA
Track and Field Champion­
ships also marks the end of the
Cougar track and field careers
for about half of the women’s
team, who are sophomores.
As this is the case, “We are
looking for recruits in all
events,” stated Linsenmeyer.
It’s back to the off-season
workouts for the half of the
team that will be returning next
year, but the work has only
begun to find even more
members for the College’s
team next season.
1500 really hurts. You don’t
feel the events until then.
That’s a long race and you
definitely feel it.”
The person who prevented
Holmes from taking first place
in the national competition was
Conny Silfver of Rick’s College
who collected a total of 7187
points. Silfver used his own
strategy to compile the cham­
pionship points.
“I try not to get nervous. It’s
not good to get nervous. It
doesn’t help at all,” stated the
victorious Swede.
The Cougar Psick, West,
Martin, Johnson 400-relay
team set a new school record in
their eighth-place finish with a
time of 41.3, bettering the old
record of 42 flat.
, Now that the Cougar track
season has reached its finale
with the nationals, it comes
time to start recruiting for next
year. In that recruitment pro­
cess, the College has already -
received conformation from
Roger Barnherst, considered to
be the best high school javelin
thrower in the state.
Assistant Coach Kelly
Sullivan feels that next year’s
men’s track team will probably
be even a stronger Cougar
Hixson repeat champion
College golfer Dan Hixson
set a new Region 18 scoring
record of 145 for 36 holes in
the Region 18 Golf Tourna­
ment held May 18-19 at
Tabatee Golf Course in Blue
Hixson, a 1979 graduate of
Cottage Grove High School,
has been playing golf “probably
since he was big enough to sw­
ing a club,” said Coach Jim
Hudson. “His father plays pro­
Hixson began playing
Oregon Junior Golf several
years ago, played four years in
high school and has now com­
pleted two years of playing for
CCC. He is currently playing in
amateur tournaments.
In the Region 18 Tourney,
Hixson had a score of 72 the
first day and 73 the second,
which qualified him for the Na­
tional Junior College Athletic
Association (NJCAA) National
Golf Tournament.
Last year, Hixson placed
56th out of 268 participants in
individual competition at the
NJCAA tournament. “Hixson
plans to be one of the top 18
golfers this year,” said Hudson.
Hixson will travel to Henry
Homton State Park at Chapel
Hill, Tenn., May 31-June 5 for
the national competition.
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