The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, May 12, 1982, Page 7, Image 7

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Men tracksters take third;
prepare for nationals
By Tracy Sumner .
Of The Print
Roger Barnhurst and
Marcell Douglass set new
school records, and the 400
meter relay team earned a spot
in the upcoming National
Junior College Athletic
Association meet to highlight
the third place finish by the
men’s track team in the Region
18 championship meet.
Ricks Junior College
(Idaho) earned the regional
championship with 175 points
followed by Mt. Hood CC with
124 and Clackamas with 123.
Thirteen schools competed in
the meet held last Friday and
Saturday in Eugene.
Barnhurst broke his own
record in the javelin by more
than 10 feet as he threw the
spear 242 feet to take first in
the meet. The throw was also a
national best for the 1982
Douglass also broke one
of his own records, this one in
the long jump with a leap of
23-4 3/4. The old school
record was 23-0 1/4. Douglass
also tied for third in the pole
vault with a leap of 14-6.
Larry Psick, Jeff Johnson,
Les Taylor, and John Martin
teamed for a 42.17 finish and
first place in the 400 meter
relay. The run also earned the
men atrip to the nationals meet
in San Angelo, Texas.
Scott Williams of Mt.
Hood finished first in the 100
meter dash followed by Taylor
and Psick who had times of
10.85 and 10.96, respectively.
Taylor also took second place
to Williams in the 200 meters
with a dash of 21.79.
Daniel West and Johnson
took third and fifth, respective­
ly, in the 400 meters. West
finished with a time of 49.28
and Johnson with a time of
Clackamas ran the 400 meter
intermediate hurdles in 55.2 to
take fourth in the meet.
Jay Marugg ran the
steeplechase in 9:26.36 to take
third in the meet and Steve
Gogl ran the 1500 in 3:58.67
for fifth.
Christy Davids of North
Idaho took first in the 5,000
meters with a time of
14:39.42, but after him, the
Cougs enjoyed total domina­
tion of the event. Ken Valas-
quez, Tony Macey, and Gogl
finished 2-3-4 in the meet with
respective times of 14:40.40,
14:43.10, and 14:44.5.
The 1600 meter relay
team of Johnson, Taylor, John
Anderson, and Manuel West
missed qualifying for Nationals
by two-tenths of a second, but
finished a very respectable se­
cond in thè meet with a time of
As of last week’s competi­
tion, Clackamas has had 11
men quality for the NJCAA
meet to be held May 14 and 15
in San Angelo, Texas.
Tony Macey and Ken
Valasquez in the 5,000 meters,
Vance Blow in the 10,000,
Steve Gogl in the steeplechase,
Roger Barnhurst in the javelin,
Mike Hortsch in the shot put,
Marceli Douglass in the
decathlon and pole vault, and
the 400 meter relay team of
Psick, Johnson, Taylor, and
Martin have all qualified.
“All of them could come
back All-Americans,” assistant
coach Kelly Sullivan said.
“They’re all ranked in the top
eight in their events.”'
“We’ve got a chance to
score some points in the na­
tionals,” he said. “Our goal is
ta be in-the (nation2«} top lerr. u
ONWARD TO REGIONALS, Mike Doane (above) and
Robb Anderson (not pictured) have qualified to compete
in the Region 18 tournament this Friday and Saturday in
photo by Duffy Coffman
Kelly, Bergstrom
Women take fifth place chosen for team
By Tracy Sumner
in Region 18 competition
By Rick Obritschkewitsch
Of The Print
Cyd McCormick and
Denise Wheatley have earned
the right to compete in the Na­
tional Junior College Athletic
Association competition after
their performance in the
Region 18 meet last Friday and
Saturday in which they aided
their teammates to fifth place in
the meet.
Mt. Hood won the meet
with 126 points, followed by
Lane at 123, Linn-Benton with
111, Southern Idaho with 46.
The Cougars claimed 37 points
for the fifth highest score.
McCormick had a javelin
toss of 139-2 for third place in
the event and a personal
record. Another Cougar, Terri
Kelly, competed in this event
for the fifth farthest throw of
123 feet.
As the regionals began,
Wheatley was looking at her
last opportunity to quality for
the National competition. The
previous week in the Oregon
Community College Athletic
Association Championships
she ran the 100 meter hurdles
in a time of 15.2 for her first
National qualifying time in that
event this year. But to go to the
Wednesday, May 12, 1982
Nationals she needed to have a
qualifying time once more.
Wheatley didn’t do as well
in the Regionals as she did in
the OCCAA meet, but she did
achieve the qualifying time
needed, as she was the fourth
person across the finish line
with a time of 15.22.
Wheatley was also a part
of the 400 meter and one-mile
relay teams who took fourth
and fifth, respectively, with
times of 51.42, and 4:10. The
other members of the relay
team were Debbie Simon, Terri
Kelly, and Petra Johnson.
Cougar Alice Hunger put
forth a personal best effort to
take third in the 3,000 meter
with a time of 10:46.
weekend, May 20-22 to
prepare for the meet. z
Coach Marilyn Wynia was
pleased with her team’s perfor­
mance in the regionals. “Most
everyone did as well as ex­
pected. The relay team didn’t
do as well as I thought they
could, but the individuals did
better for the most part,” she
A couple of individuals
who Wynia felt gave some
outstanding performances,
were Wheatley, who “looked
smooth in the 100 meter,”
Wynia said. “Alice Hunger had
an excellent time in the 100
meter the second day.”
College athletes Terri Kel­
ly and Sharon Bergstrom have
been selected to the Youth
Enterprises Christian Ministries
Volleyball team. Both women
are freshmen at the College.
The Youth Enterprises
team, coached by Warner
Pacific University volleyball
coach Gene Kreiger, is
scheduled to leave for San
Diego on June 18 for a week of
Straining. The women will then
begin a three-week tour
through Mexico, Guatamala,
and Costa Rica.
Kelly, a 1981 graduate of
Yoncalla High School, played
on the College volleyball,
basketball, and track and field
teams. She earned all Region
18 and Oregon Community
College Athletic Association
honors in volleyball. She led
the women’s basketball team in
rebounding and was third In
scoring for the Cougars. She
plans to attend Clackamas for
the ’82-’83 year.
graduated from Molalla Union
High School last Spring,
played volleyball and basketball
for the College, but spent the
Spring season on the women’s
tennis team. She will attend
Warner Pacific next year on a
Volleyball scholarship.
Both Kelly and Bergstrom
will need about $2,000 for the
trip, and Harry’s Mustache
Restaurant of Oregon City has
pledged 25 cents for every $2
entry fee it receives for the up­
coming Depression Days run to
help fund Kelly.
Sunday Through Thursday
Simon also had a third
place finish in. the Regional
competition by running the 800
meter in a time of 2:19.79.
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Johnson was the runner
Wheatley’s national qualifying
time in the 100 meter hurdles.
She finished with a time of
The two Nationals qualify­
ing Cougars, McCormick and
Wheatley, will have until next
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