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April 6,1988
Page 7
Track team is ‘blazing’
by Marie Borrelli
Staff Writer
The Clackamas track team is
off to a blazing start in their two
track meets, with two first place
finishes for the men and a second
and third place finish by the
The Cougar men finished third
at State last year and are letting
league foes know that they will be
tough to beat this season. In the
Siskiyou Invitational in Weed
California March 19-20
Qackamas dominated - winning
194 to 123 over SWOCC. Coach
Mike Hodges was happy with his
team’s performance. “It was very
pleasing to go down there and
win it. with all of the Cafifomia
junior colleges there.” Hodges
was also pleased with the way his
squad performed so early in the
season. “We had a number of
outstanding performances for so
early in the season.” Hodges feels
that the strength of his team
could be depth. “We showed a
lot of depth and a competitive at­
Top finishers for Clackamas
were: Jim Baker first in the ham­
mer with a toss of 148.10, his per­
sonal best by 13 feet; Keith Fer­
rell won the 10,000 meters with a
meet record time of 32:21.1; J.D.
Mall finished second at 34:55.9;
Willie Hewson was first in the
steeple chase, with a 9:57.6 time;
and John Pahlke finished first in
the javelin with a personal best
toss of 189.1 for a new meet
record. Clackamas swept the 100
meters: Steve Miller finished first
at 10.8; Tory Bland second at
10.8; Bryan Ballard third at 10.9;
and Damascus Hopes fourth with
a time of 10.9.
In the meet Clackamas
qualified for 30 events at thp Nor­
On the women’s side: pfthe
field things were not as Bright as
they finished third. But this was a
big improvement from the sixth
place finish of a year ago. f‘I was
really pleased with the way the
girls performed,' the gals that
were there showed good early
season form,” said Hodges.
Jeanne Barnette took first
place in the 5000 meters with a
time of 20:03.5 a new meet
Freshman Gina
Passadore collected a first place
finish in the javelin with a throw
of 138.5 a new meet record also.
“Gina is doing real well. That
was her best javelin throw ever.”
Hodges feels that Jeanne
Barnette, last year’s state cham­
pion in the 10,000, is getting even
better and will help her team.
“Jeanne Barnette has already
gotten better. Her and Molly
McArtor, who is our strongest
middle distance runner, could
really help us team wise this
year.” Last year the women
finished fifth at State, Hodges
hopes to improve on that this
year. “We want to finish in the
top three. It’s not an easy goal,
but it’s realistic.”
■The men and women traveled
to-Roseburg; April 2, jn a league
meet involving Umpqua, Lane
and Chemeketa and both teams
came out successful. .
The men once again dominated
their way to an easy 82-43 win
over second place finisher
Chemketa. The women also did
well - finishing second behind
first place finisher Lane.
Fiskum is ‘all-around’ coach
by Sherri Michaels
Staff Writer
“I finished my masters degree
at Portland State University this
summer,” commented Paul
Fiskum, softball coach.
Fiskum, a Clackamas Com­
munity College alumni, has many
titles and positions through out
the year. His main and year long
title is Community Recreation
supervisor. There he has been
working on improving the pro­
grams offered by finishing his
masters degree and participating
in and taking other classes that
enrich his knowledge in fitness
and conditioning.
One of his goals for the com­
munity recreation program is to
offer individual fitness program­
ming. This goal also follows
along with his own personal goals
of strengthing himself in the areas
of fitness, fitness with condition­
ing, and personal programs. He
is also looking into some classes
at the National Aerobic Insitute
in Texas.
Now with his masters, “I
would like to teach if they
(Clackamas) have an opening
part-time,” said Fiskum, though
he will be looking into other posi­
tions in the greater Portland area.
photo by Beth Coffey
Hardwork is paying off for the Clackamas track team. In the
two track meets so far, the men have ran away with two first
places and the woman have taken second and third.
Dominating freshman lead softball team
by Sherri Michaels
Staff Writer
“I am looking toward the
sophomores to provide the kind
of leadership that allows us to play
to the best of our ability,” said
Paul Fiskum, softball coach.
According to Fiskum, “We
need people to step forward and
lead by example for the team.” It
is a long season and Fiskum is
looking to prevent the “down
time” that ailed the team last year
mid season and may have cost
them at least one position in the
standings last year.
Clackamas’ most recent games
were against Yakima, where they
played four games in three days
and won one out of the four
“We saw some real good
things and we saw some real bad
things. We saw that the coach
hadn’t prepared us good enough
for defense yet,” commented
Freshmen dominate through
out the starting line up with both
Leslie and Evonne Johnson on
the mound. Catching for them
are Mary Ferganson and Trina
Hutchison. Dianne Madigan is
covering first base with LeAnna
Halvig and Tina Bradford back­
ing Madigan and Levi in the out­
All of the returning sophomores
are in the starting line up.
Michelle Day leads off at second
base with Angie Downy at short
stop, followed by Sheri Levi on
third base and Jackie Butsch
playing center.
The team is 2-3 in the season
The majority of their games art
Friday and Saturday with this
week, April 8 and 9, they plaj
Edmonds and Skagit Valley.
Spring intramurals begin
by Christopher Curran
Design/Sports Editor
Photo by B«th Coffey
Softball coach, Paul Fiskum, has a light hearted moment
with team member, Jackie Butsch.
SN: OL0055
Softball appears to be the most
prominent intramural sport of­
fered this Spring.
In order to be eligible for a
game, both teams must produce a
team of eight players each, three
of those must be female. Any
failure to meet those re­
quirements will result in a forfeit.
The games will be scheduled
Mondays and Wednesdays at
noon to one and one to two.
Fridays will serve as make-up
days due to rain-outs.
April 8 is the deadline to turn
in rosters into the appropriate
.envelope on the Intramural
Bulletin Board in the lower level
of Randall Hall.
“As long as the weather, is
good,” stated Intramural Direc­
tor Kathie Woods, “we’ll have a
good turnout.”
There will also be a coed rac­
quetball tournament at Eastside
Athletic Club. In order to be
eligible, though, participants
must be enrolled in the racquet­
ball class offered at the college
Spring term, which is full to
capacity with 40 people, accor­
ding to Woods.
The tennis courts north of
Randall Hall will serve as the
right for a singles and possible
doubles tennis tournament which
will be held April 27.
A 3.1 mile run is scheduled for
May 2 at noon. The event, tabb
ed the “May Day Rim,” will tak<
place rain or shine.
The May Day Run will begin ii
thejoading zone off the northeas
comer of Randall Hall. No prio
registration is required. Runner,
sign up at the time of the run.
In other intramural action, ;
singles badminton toumamen
will be held May 17, 19, and 24
Game time will be noon to 1:30
Champions in each event wil
receive Clackamas Intramura
T-shirts. One person may win on
ly one shirt per term.
Any questions about Sprinj
term intramurals should be dire
ted towards Woods at the college
657-8400 ext. 418.