The Clackamas print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1989-2019, April 14, 1999, Page 10, Image 10

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    Sports_______ H he ciac U mas P rínt
Wednesday, April 14, 1999
Khosravi: Smith will go #1 or #2 in the draft
Continued from page 8
University of Oregon's
Akili Smith is believed to
be the best talent in this
year’s NFL draft,
according to many scouts
around the league.
dinator Jeff Tedford, learning the
offense and refining his skills. Af­
ter a long and mentally draining
summer, Smith finally had learned
Oregon’s complex offense. His se­
nior season was a result of his hard
work on the field during the spring
and summer.
Every time Smith has been given
a chance in his football career, he
has earned the respect he re­
ceived. Never having been billed
as a can’t-miss player like Peyton
Manning, Smith has battled hard
to get where he is, much harder
than most people know. The road
for Smith has been a long, rocky
and, at times, lonely one.
For Smith, that long road traveled
is finally beginning to pay off. Smith
will be picked number one or two
overall in the upcoming draft, and
although outsiders may still wonder
about his chances for success,
coaches who have worked with him
have no doubt about Smith’s
chances and work ethic. And
Smith’s hard work and on-field play
will pay their faith back many times
over in the long run.
Cougars smell title in their path
Talented squad looks to Mt. Hood Duel for breakthrough
Cougar Classic
Come support the Clacka­
mas Cougars in Basketball.
There will be a two-day tour­
nament beginning April 24th,
Saturday and ending April
25th, Sunday.
Information is available in
CC140 or you can call James
Gould at 503-657-6958 ext.
Tennis :
On May 1 st, Saturday, from
10 a.m.-6 p.m. tennis tourna­
ments will be held which con­
sist of mix and match pool play
There is a $15 registration
fee to be submitted when sub­
mitting the registration form.
Entries must be turned in to
Randall Hall [R-005] by 3 p.m.
Thursday, April 29th.
Play Ball!
Beginning June 2,1999 two
Summer Slow Pitch Softball
divisions will be formed, with
a limit of eight teams per divi­
sion [ASA D & E] for the
League. Registration has be­
Teams registered and paid
in full by May 14th will receive
half a dozen free softballs.
Entry fee is $470.
D Division games will be
held every Tuesday and
Thursday. E Division games
will be held every Monday and
For more information call
503-657-6958 ext. 2298
didn't perform that well so they Kegg under wet conditions.
In women's action, Spokane
ended up finishing close to us."
■ The men's 4x800 meter relay finished at the top of the team
The Clackamas track and team earned a win with a time standings with 123 points.
Clackamas finished in
field team competed in the of 7:48.5. Runner-up
seventh place with 28
annual Mt. Hood Relays this Spokane finished 1.3
seconds later.
past weekend.
In the javelin, Jennifer
Brian Rohrer won We should
The events highlighted the
Gardner broke the
best community college tal­ the pole vault with a
school record with a
ent in the Northwest featur­ mark of 15' in rainy
throw of 146'5" to win
ing powerhouses like Spo­ conditions.
The men's sprint better after the event.
kane, Highline, Mt. Hood and
medley squad fin­
The league imple­
of course, Clackamas.
mented the use of a new
"We had a lot of strong in­ ished second behind this
javelin which travels
dividual performances by our the team of Mt. Hood weekend's
athletes but we didn't do as in atime of 3:37.17—
Gardner’s mark equals
1.07 seconds off the
well as we would have liked
her best mark set last
in the team standings," said’ paice.
season with the older
The men's distance
Clackamas Head Coach Jack
medley team finished
Jack Kegg javelin.
Triha Rogers finished
In the men's standings,;. third behind Mt. Head Coach
third with a throw of 13 5'
Clackamas finished third Hood and Spokane,
11". She also placed
with 80 points behind respectively. It re­
10th in the discus
Spokane's 108 and Mt. corded a time of
Hood's 98 points.
"Both Jennifer and Trinaare
In the high jump, Mike
"Lane finished with 79
points which was a bit of a’ Bdnader leaped 6'2", a mark two of the best javelin throwers
surprise," noted Kegg.. "We - deemed impressive by Coach in our league,';' noted Kegg.
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We should know who's bet­
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"Jennifer has made adjust­
ments to the new javelin that
a lot of other throwers
haven't made yet and that's
helped her tremendously,"
Lorna Defreest placed
fourth in the shot put with a
throw of 37'8".
"The meet was a good in­
dication of where we're at in
the season," noted Kegg.
.“Spokane is by far the best
learn in the Northwest but
they're not as good as last
year. After that, it's either
Clackamas or Mt. Hood.
"This weekend we have
the Mt. Hood Duel which
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